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Years ago I took my 6 year old daughter to the eye doctor…

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Years ago I took my 6 year old daughter to the eye doctor and the doctor said she probably has friends or classmates who wear glasses and thus she has a desire to wear glasses but her vision was in fact good. The optometrist used a term to describe this condition. Now I have a elderly parent who I now notice has for years worn a pair of weak reader glasses and wears them constantly, seemingly just because ... What is that term to describe people who want to wear glasses but do not actually need to wear them?
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eyesight2020
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I will do my best to answer your question.

The term used is "malingering". This is a common occurance among school age children.

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