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    Cyburbian nerudite's avatar
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    I have 20/20 in my left eye and 30/20 in my right. I sometimes need glasses when I read a lot and my eyes get tired, but I haven't used any for about two years now because that problem seems to be getting better.

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    blind as a bat without my contacts. I have an eye condition called kerataconous, which basically is the thinning of the cornea which results in an extremely cone shaped cornea. Glasses do not improve your vision, so you are stuck with contacts. the condition worsens to the point that in about 50% of patients, they need a cornea transplant.

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    Another blind as a bat candidate.

    Think my prescription is a -5 or so. Just about time to go for a new prescription.

    On ehint to eye glass wearers, the nikon ICE system of lens is ultra clear and pretty tough (except for heat). No scratches and very little coating wear in about 1.5 years. other lbrands of lenses have not lasted as well and been as clear for as long.

    Forgot, i started wearing glasses when i was 7
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    I started in glasses when I was 6, switched to contacts when I was 17, and then back to glasses at 24. Along with being nearsided, I had a major amount of astigmatism in both eyes. My astigmatism was so bad that my contacts wouldn't fit anymore. In February I made the leap and had LASIK done. It's the best money I've ever spent!

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    I don't know what my vision is, I know I cannot see a thing without contacts or glasses. I wear contacts during the day and glasses in the evening around the house...
    I am deciding on LASIK currently, I think I am going to have it done next year. I lose contacts often and the $$ spent each year on replacement (oh, I forgot to add that I wear gas permeable, hard lenses, I like them much better) lenses I could use towards surgery. I want to wake up in the morning and be able to see, ride in a convertable and not have to worry about my lense flipping out of my eye (yes it happened this summer), swim in a pool and let the boys splash me without screaming about my stupid contacts...

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    I should have been a pilot.

    20/15 in both eyes.

    Or, -.25 left and -.50 right eye.

    And now I sit staring at computer's all the time... bah.
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    20/400 in one eye. Refused wear glasses when 16. Taking the exam for my drivers license, I found that there is a way to cheat on an eye exam.

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    20/650 in both eyes. I was cursed with bad genetics on both sides! Darn heredity.

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Jump-starting an old thread.....

    This Bear's eyes are getting worse.....or at the least, my current script is just not the right script. Yesterday morning, while visiting a Lowe's (big box) to pick up items for a home project, I had a lot of trouble seeing descriptions on packaging, etc. I almost went to ask for help reading the info but I was too embarassed.

    Time for another vision check-up. It's been about 3 years.

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    was blind as a bat until Jan 19 when I had LASIK now I have perm screwed up vision, at least 6 of everything from the view inside my eyes and all sorts of screwy smears. Yes I can see to get around without glasses now (before I was toast if I left them some where, Id never find them again) but now I have "bug vision"

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    Also Blind

    20/500 in the left and 20/350 in the right....worn glasses since I was 9 when the annual eye exam at school picked up I had a problem. Glasses have improved dramatically since I was a kid and the ultra thin lenses and lightweight frames aren't so bad. The only thing that annoys me is when the little office assistant comes in before the eye doc and asks me what line I can see on the chart....and my reply is a terse "Nothing!" and she says "Well can you at least try?" and then I say "Well can you at least read the chart before you come in here then you would know I can't see anything."

    Thought about LASIK but decided the 10 valium + $$$$ needed to get me into the chair in order to have a laser come at my eye wasn't worth it.
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    Quote Originally posted by kjelsadek
    20/500 in the left and 20/350 in the right....worn glasses since I was 9 when the annual eye exam at school picked up I had a problem. Glasses have improved dramatically since I was a kid and the ultra thin lenses and lightweight frames aren't so bad. The only thing that annoys me is when the little office assistant comes in before the eye doc and asks me what line I can see on the chart....and my reply is a terse "Nothing!" and she says "Well can you at least try?" and then I say "Well can you at least read the chart before you come in here then you would know I can't see anything."

    Thought about LASIK but decided the 10 valium + $$$$ needed to get me into the chair in order to have a laser come at my eye wasn't worth it.
    I too am blind as a bat. Between being nearsighted as all get out and a double astigmatism, it's all I can do to find my way out of a paper bag. Actually, the contacts are fine and glasses when I'm around the house or doing close work or just lazy.

    I got my first glasses at age 7 and then switched to contacts at 17. I am considering the LASIK surgery but am very chicken about the whole thing. I keep telling myself that if my mother can have cataract surgery I can do this. But even though I put my fingers in my eyes every day I am strangely squeamish. And now with PlannerGirl having had her eyesight get worse, I'm even more jittery.

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    Annually I get the full exam because I am diabetic, great vision plan,
    latest not much change in my presciption which is over -10
    but did find a cloudy spot that will have to be watched.
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    I am -4.75 in both eyes and consider myself blind with no glasses. I pity those who are blinder than I.
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    my contacts prescription is -8.75, my glasses are -9.5

    the crazy thing is that due to my insane near sightedness - i actually have magnified near vision - although more so in my right eye.

    started glasses in second grade.

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    Blind as a bat, been wearing contacts for years now...I have noticed its getting harder to read things close up...I can only imagine neededing bi-focals at 32

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    Worn glasses since I was about 15. Tried contacts but found them inconvenient and a lot of maintenance.

    Really what bother me is: 1) now I have to take my glasses (even my bifocals) off if I want read or do close up work; 2) some small print is unreadable because if I hold it close I can't read it and if I hold it farther out then it is too small. 3) I can't watch TV lying down because of my bifocal lenses. What a drag it is getting old.

    My son and wife have a tendency to show me something by putting it less than a foot from my face. They really needs to step back a couple feet. Or maybe I need to have my arms lengthened.
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    [QUOTE=kjelsadek] The only thing that annoys me is when the little office assistant comes in before the eye doc and asks me what line I can see on the chart....and my reply is a terse "Nothing!" and she says "Well can you at least try?" and then I say "Well can you at least read the chart before you come in here then you would know I can't see anything."]

    I normally say "wall?, what wall?" I'm doing good just see that there's a chart on the wall. When asked to describe what things look like w/o my glasses, I say, "everything is just blobs fuzzy colors or like looking through a camera that's badly out of focus"
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    20/15 both eyes

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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North
    Jump-starting an old thread.....

    This Bear's eyes are getting worse.....or at the least, my current script is just not the right script. Yesterday morning, while visiting a Lowe's (big box) to pick up items for a home project, I had a lot of trouble seeing descriptions on packaging, etc. I almost went to ask for help reading the info but I was too embarassed.

    Time for another vision check-up. It's been about 3 years.

    Four-Eyes Bear
    Today I have my appointment with the eye doc. It has been really tough trying to see, the last few months.

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    blind in one eye and 20/80 in the other.

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    I have no idea on the 20-20 scale.

    My contacts are -6.5. Last year, they were -8.0 -- a much stronger script. The good news: I don't need such strong contacts anymore. The bad: I can't focus on close-in objects as well as in the past. "Old man vision" kicked in last year, and I'll probably need bifocals in about five years or so. I can read the New York Times just fine, but for very small print or when I'm tired, I have to use reading glasses to knock down the correction to -5.0.

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Had the eye exam. The good news (although it still requires a new prescription and new glasses) is that my eyes have actually improved a bit. The doc says that this is a common occurence as we age.

    The not so good news.....eyes are starting to show little indications of cataracts. He wants to see me again in 12 months, to check the progress.

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    20/20 Vision!!!

    Revided the old thread....I woke up today with 20/20 vision...after 30 years of wearing glasses!!. I had the lasik surgery. Was worth the minor discomfort of the procedure. It is a weird experience...but worth it. I am still wearing sunglasses in bright lights.
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    My contacts are -4.5 and -5.25. I can't see without them.

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