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My first eye glasses OMG it's almost a spiritual experience!

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posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: Gazrok

Yes!
I didn't realise how bad my vision was looking at things further away until today. I keep taking the glasses off and putting them back on to compare.
Blown me away!




posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 02:51 PM
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Congrats. Had cataract surgery myself in May and am restored to 20/20. Happy days!



posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 02:52 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
Got my first pair when I was 4, first thing I told my dad was that his windscreen was pretty dirty.
Contacts are even better, eye glasses project everything a little smaller than it actually is, contacts don’t.

Also, you don’t have something clunky on your nose the whole day.
I remeber diving with goggles and contacts for the first time! Now that blew my mind as I always just took my glasses off when swimming. With contacts in you can also wear sunglasses.

Tons of benefits, been wearing contacts daily for nearly 15 years, don’t even notice them anymore and taking them out / putting them in takes me 10 seconds.

Just get some soft contact lenses. Your mind will be blown a second time



posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 03:06 PM
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I can't see for s#, but i can't wear glasses, they make me nauseous and trigger migraines. Apparently the nerves around my ears are extremely sensitive and glasses' arms irritate them no matter how they're adjusted. The nausea I'm told is due to the abrupt cutoff between the glasses-altered field of view and my actual vision, it's a difference my brain has immense trouble reconciling.

I've tried every brand of toric lenses on the market (astigmatism) and could not find a single one that didn't spin or move around the eye, they flat refused to behave and stay in place. That was an ongoing nauseated state of existence from the constantly fluctuating vision clarity. I like the contacts much more (no migraines) but it's just such a hassle for me to keep re-situating the lenses that it's not worth it.

Lasik someday, definitely. Until then, I'm ok with not seeing as well as everyone else does.
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posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 03:12 PM
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a reply to: TonyS
It sounds like your glasses don't match your prescription or vice versa. My wife had to switch optometrists because the glasses they made for her twice, made her dizzy and sick as well. She switched to a more modern facility and the problem was solved....Contact your doctor and get the right glasses.



posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 03:21 PM
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I can't see for s#, but i can't wear glasses, they make me nauseous and trigger migraines. Apparently the nerves around my ears are extremely sensitive and glasses' arms irritate them no matter how they're adjusted. The nausea I'm told is due to the abrupt cutoff between the glasses-altered field of view and my actual vision, it's a difference my brain has immense trouble reconciling.


A little of that is normal, and takes time...but if a long issue, likely need to get a second exam.



posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 04:04 PM
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a reply to: Gazrok

I wore glasses for about 10 years, time didn't help and my exams were extremely thorough. Some of us folks just can't tolerate glasses.

Edit: I also have the same migraine trigger with non-prescription sunglasses from their arms, too. I don't wear those either. Clear vision isn't worth the migraine trade-off, nor is less brightness in the sun.
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posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 04:42 PM
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...just a side note, but because I haven't been able to work much lately, the eye exams with loads of machines from something that blew into my eye to a 'whack a mole' game clicking a button to check peripheral vision, and the glasses, cost me nothing except the tens of thousands of taxes I've paid over the years.
I know people say 'socialist Britain' but I'm happy with socialist Britain.



posted on Jul, 11 2018 @ 08:08 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

I've had a similar experience by doing the opposite. I have miserable vision and have worn glasses since I was in first grade. Starting this year, I go long periods with my glasses off. It was weird at first, and I was a bit clumsy, but I think that I learned to compensate for my poor vision well. I think my hearing has gotten stronger.



posted on Jul, 11 2018 @ 08:56 AM
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I like how directly under the OP, there was an ad for a pair of prescription glasses.



posted on Jul, 11 2018 @ 12:12 PM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

Ooh that's an interesting one

I don't think I'll ever go back to no glasses, I was in the woods just now and the nature is more beautiful than I can remember. The textures and shapes of leaves, the fine details, blew me away again today.



posted on Jul, 11 2018 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: LtFluffyCakes96

Lol, a site's gotta make a living



posted on Jul, 11 2018 @ 01:20 PM
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I was a much older kid when folks finally figured out I needed glasses. Because of it, I learned to compensate in many ways, like how my eyes piece an image together. It can be pouring rain now, and I can see much easier, because when viewing out of the mottled windshield, my brain has just had more years of practice "filling in the blanks" to form the image.



posted on Jul, 11 2018 @ 01:35 PM
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a reply to: Gazrok

Interesting you say that because when I was having my eyes tested I could read a lot of the text because I used a 'shape recognition' method even if it was blurry. My brain compensating.
I told the optician that so the truth came out as he put different lenses in the machine "Which is more clear?" etc
Honestly, it's blown me away how much more I can see with these glasses, I keep taking them off and on again to see the difference. I was out on a mates boat at sea today, I had forgotten the clarity of the sun reflecting off the ripples in the water, absolutely amazing.



posted on Jul, 12 2018 @ 02:39 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

Been a long time since my first pair, but I remember the feeling! Yes, it is really that amazing. My vision is terrible - very nearsighted - and glasses were delayed when I was a kid, because we were moving, and the parents didn't want to buy them in the state we were leaving. Couldn't read the blackboard right by the teacher's desk, without squinting, before that! After, wow! Everything was so clear! Nothing like that.

Contacts.....yeah, they can be even better. FYI, you can wear the "disposable" ones more than once, just replace as needed. With me, I focus better with contacts. Saw a star once, I remember, that I didn't know was there, first time I put in a pair. My dad was big n star gazing, and always talked of one very close to another, but I could never see it, even with very good glasses. With the lenses, that little bit of focusing distance really mattered. Amazing, if you can manage them!



posted on Jul, 12 2018 @ 02:43 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
I've worn glasses since high school and gotta say I still find them fascinating. I'm near sighted.
My last set was a bifocal type.
The doctor said I needed them.
Bullssss
I got rid of them after trying for a week.
The sidewalk wasn't where is really was and it distorted objects to me. Me phone was a rhombus not a rectangle.


Wow, now that's strange! Have those myself, after years of avoiding them, and have't had issues. Before that, I'd just pull the glasses to read, but that got worse, so I broke down and got the ones that you can't tell are bifocals. No issues at all with them. are you sure they didn't have an error in yours? Sounds more like an astigmatism, not corrected properly, or something.



posted on Jul, 12 2018 @ 05:08 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

My vision is perfect. I have no point to make, just thought i'd pop in to lord it over you blindies!
Haha

Just kidding, congratulations. On the downside, you now have no excuses next time you make the emaciated heroin addict mistake......



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 06:41 AM
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a reply to: LadyGreenEyes

Isn't a blackboard racist these days lol
Contacts though, yes, I definitely want to try them now I realise how crap my vision is, full peripheral vision must be amazing.



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 06:44 AM
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a reply to: Flavian

Haha, jealous of your vision, but thanks to the NHS I now have my new glasses to spot if the girl over the road is fit or an emaciated heroin addict!
Honestly, I keep taking the glasses off and on again to see how crazy the difference is, can hardly see faces on the other side of the street without them.



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:29 PM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: LadyGreenEyes

Isn't a blackboard racist these days lol
Contacts though, yes, I definitely want to try them now I realise how crap my vision is, full peripheral vision must be amazing.


Hadn't though of that! Maybe so, to some! LOL!

Yeah, they can be cool. the little thin ones, for extended wear, you don't even notice once in, as long as they are clean. Easier to use than you might think, too!







 
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