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acd80

410 posts

30 months

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I used to be long sighted in one eye and short sighted in the other (more common than you would believe...).

I now have to wear them continuously as I'm very short sighted without them. I can get away cycling and going to the gym without them but pretty much have to wear them full-time the rest of the time.

I too have to stare at computer screens up to 12 hours at a time in artifical light environments with no natural light. It has definitely made my eyesight worse over the past 6 years or so. I'm not vain but I'm looking to get my eyes lasered in the next couple of years as I'm sick of being blind as a bat!

andy-xr

9,633 posts

89 months

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I wear contacts day to day, I'll pick my glasses up first thing in the morning or when my eyes are dry/tired and I'm up late.

Prescription isnt massive, for contacts I'm +2 in the right eye and +2.75 in the left

otolith

25,358 posts

89 months

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acd80 said:
I used to be long sighted in one eye and short sighted in the other (more common than you would believe...).
I have that, though the long-sightedness is not sufficient that my optician thinks it worth correcting. Hence the single contact lens.

tommy vercetti

7,897 posts

48 months

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Been wearing them since I was 12, didn't wear them at first, but know even Stevie Wonder has better vision than mines if I haven't got my glasses on.

rednotdead

704 posts

111 months

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been wearing specs since age 6. Prescription still worsening every 18mnths-2yrs or so and has done since I started wearing glasses frown
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Fun Bus

14,748 posts

103 months

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I wore glasses from the age of 4 until 11 which is when I had an operation to prevent the need (lazy eye). From 11 through to 32 I didn't need them and now I have them for driving and computer work. I'm considering laser treatment but mixed stories/experiences have made me sceptical.

englisharcher

1,607 posts

49 months

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Worn them for 6 years since I became diabetic.

I still hate wearing them.

TwigtheWonderkid

11,822 posts

35 months

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Started wearing them at 23, so 27 yrs ago. But prescription hasn't changed much for the last 15 yrs. I wear them all the time, not interested in contacts or laser treatment. People think I look odd now without them.

I don't know why people moan. I see people in wheelchairs, or with missing limbs or cancer or whatever, so compared to that, my glasses are no big deal.

Zad

9,607 posts

121 months

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Contact lenses. -1.25 both sides, so I only tend to wear them when driving / working / going out etc. I was -1.5 when I was 16 so slightly improved. As tends to be the case though, focusing definitely takes longer as I get older. Sadface.


CheekyCherub

51 posts

65 months

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motco said:
How do you all who wear them get on with wearing a crash helmet with specs on? My prescription is slightly positive for distance, which seems to magnify movement of the frame/lenses, making my vision less than stable. I guess that negative prescriptions do this to a much lesser extent. The helmet - a good firm fit - moves a little over bumps and in turn moves the specs arms. I wear a helmet only on trackdays so I don't do it often enough to acclimatise.
Try contact lenses - unfortunately some people are more sensitive than others to small movements like you're describing, there's not a lot else you can do

Simonium

264 posts

37 months

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Got my first pair at 6 and have worn them ever since. The first thing I do every day is put them on and the last thing I do at night is take them off. It's been 30 years so I'm used to it. Would be nice, just once not to have to wear them. I can't see diddly squat without them.

BlackVanDyke

8,607 posts

96 months

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Yeah. I'm short sighted, not severely at all (by my perception anyway) but enough that I couldn't pass the number plate test without my specs. Started wearing glasses aged 19 or 20, probably could have done with them a year or so earlier.

At the computer or reading I have to take them off to feel comfortable but I can't work out if that's an actual visual thing or just psychological.

Funk

15,041 posts

94 months

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Deerfoot said:
Worn them since I was ten.

I used to hate them (and still dislike wearing them outside when it's raining) but the idea of contact lenses or laser surgery doesn't appeal to me in the slightest.
I got mine later but also hate wearing them in the rain (or coming into a warm room from the cold and them misting up like a bd.

I also don't fancy the idea of contacts or surgery though. Heard some surgery horror stories which has put me off.

Laplace

828 posts

67 months

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otolith said:
My contact lens prescription is for my left eye only.
Is this fairly common?

I don't wear glasses but one of my eyes is significantly weaker than the other and has been for years. I've often wondered if I had one lens it might sharpen my sight up a little?

tank slapper

7,926 posts

168 months

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I wore them for 20 years and couldn't see anything without them. I had laser surgery and now have pretty much perfect vision. It was the best money I have spent on anything. I certainly don't miss wearing glasses, especially when sailing in bad weather.

motco

5,602 posts

131 months

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CheekyCherub said:
motco said:
How do you all who wear them get on with wearing a crash helmet with specs on? My prescription is slightly positive for distance, which seems to magnify movement of the frame/lenses, making my vision less than stable. I guess that negative prescriptions do this to a much lesser extent. The helmet - a good firm fit - moves a little over bumps and in turn moves the specs arms. I wear a helmet only on trackdays so I don't do it often enough to acclimatise.
Try contact lenses - unfortunately some people are more sensitive than others to small movements like you're describing, there's not a lot else you can do
CC, thanks for your reply. I am astigmatic as well as long sighted. Can contacts cope with astigmatism?

Roger645

1,369 posts

132 months

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motco said:
CC, thanks for your reply. I am astigmatic as well as long sighted. Can contacts cope with astigmatism?
Yes, Toric lenses are for people with astigmatism.

Council Baby

19,343 posts

75 months

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Surprising results, so only 1 in 5 who responded don't!

JonnyFive

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27,668 posts

74 months

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Council Baby said:
Surprising results, so only 1 in 5 who responded don't!
Surprised me too.. Wonder if this poll had been done say 100 years ago what the percentages would have been. Have TVs/computer screens etc caused poor eye sight..

m8rky

1,924 posts

44 months

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Worn glasses for the last 40 years and can't bare the thoght of contacts,luckily I have one eye that is not too bad and eyesight is still OK to drive without specs.
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