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Glasses - Do you wear them?

Glasses - Do you wear them?

Poll: Glasses - Do you wear them?

Total Members Polled: 336

Yes: 83%
No: 17%
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Discussion

acd80

548 posts

50 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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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

12,265 posts

109 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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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

31,611 posts

109 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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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

9,610 posts

68 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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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

749 posts

131 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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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

15,857 posts

123 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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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

69 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Worn them for 6 years since I became diabetic.

I still hate wearing them.

TwigtheWonderkid

17,690 posts

55 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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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

10,640 posts

141 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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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

85 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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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

293 posts

57 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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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

8,810 posts

116 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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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

17,622 posts

114 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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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

891 posts

87 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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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

7,949 posts

188 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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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

7,194 posts

151 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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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

1,548 posts

152 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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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

19,660 posts

95 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Surprising results, so only 1 in 5 who responded don't!

JonnyFive

Original Poster:

27,887 posts

94 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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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

2,090 posts

64 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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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.