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April 21, 2006 at 3:13 pm #75022
My contacts are -3.75 in both eyes. I cant see more than a foot in front of me without my glasses. How bad is your vision?April 21, 2006 at 4:45 pm #209528
I don’t have the numbers, but I know that I can’t see well from a distance without my glasses. However, I rarely wear them. I have this belief that if I wear them all the time, my vision will get worse. I’m not sure if that’s a faulty belief or not.April 21, 2006 at 7:04 pm #209539
I used to do that. My eye doctor said that I had hurt my vision from straining it so hard by not wearing them. Actually, I think he was right. Imagine you have a kneee injurt, and rather than wear a knee brace you decide to bike 7 hours everyday. You just hurt the knee more. Since I started wearing glasses/contactsall the time (past 5-6 years) my vision has remained the same. When I didnt wear them very often i was on a constant downward spiral.April 21, 2006 at 7:29 pm #209542
I have good eyesight now (20/25) without any assistance but that hasn’t always been the case. When I was younger my eyes were so bad (I don’t know the numbers) that I would have been considered legally blind if my parents couldn’t afford glasses for me. I was nearsighted, but also had a really really really bad astigmatism. When I was 20 I had Lasik surgery done and I can see better now than I ever could with correction before. I had Lasik done for the obvious reason that my eyes were bad, but also because the type of contact lens I had to wear because of my vision was causing injury to my eyes. Growing up on road trips my family would always say, “There’s a deer, did you see that?” And I never could (not even with my glasses or contacts). I never saw the deer once I started driving . . . I just assumed it was difficult for everyone to see them. Now that I’ve had my surgery done I can actually see the deer, not just guess that they are there.April 22, 2006 at 3:48 am #209612
I don’t know what the numbers are, but I think I am legally blind. I never got on well with contacts, so I wear glasses. Just recently I traded up for more lightweight and thinner lenses, and also got them in sunglasses. Makes a world of difference.
The glasses are all in ones for reading and distance, but I still find that I prefer to take them off to read and hold the book VERY close. It just feels better.
Bummer if I take them off and forget where I put them.
Had a scary incident last year at a baseball game, I fell against the fence and broke the glasses – the one pair I had with me – and no where near home. Drove home with one hand on the wheel and one hand holding the lenses to get the other pair. Now I carry a spare with me and keep a spare at home.
Is LASIK ok for people in their 50s?April 22, 2006 at 3:59 am #209618
[quote=seeemilywrite]I used to do that. My eye doctor said that I had hurt my vision from straining it so hard by not wearing them. Actually, I think he was right. Imagine you have a kneee injurt, and rather than wear a knee brace you decide to bike 7 hours everyday. You just hurt the knee more. Since I started wearing glasses/contactsall the time (past 5-6 years) my vision has remained the same. When I didnt wear them very often i was on a constant downward spiral.[/quote]
Oooh good to know. Guess I’ll start having to wear my glasses more often.April 22, 2006 at 4:11 am #209621
[quote=mcmama]Is LASIK ok for people in their 50s?[/quote]
I’m pretty sure. . . I know that they want you to be at least 18(or a little older) because your vision still changes while you are growing. I know the other thing I was told is that LASIK will not correct the need for reading glasses when people get older – the need for reading glasses is completely different than other vision problems.April 22, 2006 at 9:49 am #209667
I was always doing that cool squinty thing too pre-glasses. Where you are straining to see someone so you squint really hard. That was no good. People always thought I was giving them looks or being mean, and all I was trying to do was see, half the time I didnt realize I was doing it.April 28, 2006 at 3:30 am #210488
My daughter had poor longvision (courtesy of both her parents, poor kid) and found it hard to even read the blackboard at times and had to sit up the front. Very uncool! We took her to an optometrist who tested her eyes, but he said she should not wear glasses until she absolutely had to, otherwise her eyes would get progressively worse as she wasn’t “working” them. So he gave her daily eye exercises to do and her eyesight did improve. So there you have an example of two experts disagreeing. No doubt a third expert would give us a third opinion. But so far, she’s doing alright!April 28, 2006 at 11:29 am #210519
It’s alway slike that with experts isn’t it? One person will say one thing another person another. It’s hard to keep track of what you “should” and “should not” be doing.April 28, 2006 at 11:20 pm #210551
[quote=seeemilywrite]It’s alway slike that with experts isn’t it? One person will say one thing another person another. It’s hard to keep track of what you “should” and “should not” be doing.[/quote]
Yes, It can be very confusing. My husband once went to the doctor on three occasions over a period of three weeks for the same ailment. He got to see three different doctors as that was the way their schedules worked. He came out with three different diagnoses! Sometimes I think you’ve got to exercise your own judgement on many occasions. Look a all the bad-mouthing eggs got. Don’t eat too many eggs! You’ll die!! Now eggs have been given the seal of approval by the heart foundation. They are a great food yet for years have been maligned. I know researchers have to study these things but perhaps they should not make premature announcements whn they are not really certain.August 2, 2010 at 5:22 am #1043858
not sure what my contact numbers are either but i do know my contacts are hand made and come in glass vials now its sad. i hate having them out. ever seen that movie called the eye with jessica alba? thats my eyesOctober 21, 2010 at 12:01 pm #1044464
my power is just -0.5 and it is not a big problem so every thing is visible 4r me thougj it is log or shot
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