There are rumors that wearing glasses early in childhood can cause eye bulginess later on.
There does seem to a disproportionate number of "bulgy" eyes in those that regularly wore
glasses in childhood versus those that did not. The problem here deserves a closer look.
What is eye bulginess? Eyes can naturally bulge due to a lack of space in the eye socket.
This can be congenital, or it can develop. There are a number of different conditions
(e.g. thyroid dysfunction) , habits (e.g. sporadic breath holding), factors
(e.g. hereditary shallow eye sockets) that can directly or indirectly cause eyes to bulge.
When this happens, the eyes end up being pushed from their intended position to a new,
more uncomfortable one.
Imagine slightly protruding eye balls in a growing child. Due to growingly awkward eye
positioning, eye sight will undoubtedly be affected. In most cases, glasses are the go-to
solution to solve this problem. This is where we can start to see a pattern. First there is
eye protrusion, then changes in eye sight come afterwards.
There is little medical evidence to support claims that glasses cause proptosis
eye bulginess). However, for reasons explained above, the onset of early
proptosis has been proven to negatively affect eye sight. Therefore, the correct
way to understand the situation would be that eye protrusion in young eyes
worsens eye sight which in turn causes the individual to wear glasses.
Glasses do not cause proptosis.
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