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How Come My Eyesight Is So So Much Better Than When I Was In High School/Univ?

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posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 03:50 PM
So i'm my mid-30s
I feel like i'm in my mid-20s though, but that's besides the point, don't let me go off-topic with that one lol

But I used to Squint ALL THE TIME in high school and Univ., mostly towards the end of high school though, actually very much so.... I think
My eyesight was horrible, I tried glasses, contacts, then glasses again
then for like 10yrs or more I just stopped wearing glasses because I felt it was nerdy, even though I looked AWESOME in them

Couldn't do contacts either, it would take my hours to take them out and that used to piss me off

then for more then 10yrs I stopped it all
Now I don't at all feel like I need them and I never find myself squinting......ever
When 10yrs ago I used to.....ALWAYS

People in school called me snobbish because if they sat or stood not too far from me I didn't say or wave high, but that's because I didn't want to squint

In the library or caf, I used to ask my friends "Is that guy staring at me"
And I always wanted to start a fight with that guy, because I thought he was staring at me like he wanted to start something
And they used to tell me "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, for the millionth time nobody is staring at you"

But now.......
I'm fine, don't need glasses
i'm not 20/20
But I don't need glasses and don't ever find myself squinting

How is that possible?

posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 03:57 PM
First of all - it is very good that your eye-sight has improved. I sadly see less and less stars in the night sky, and it is not only due to pollution.
But since it is a conspiracy sight, here are few variants for your condition,from most probable to least probable one:
You no longer need to write small things down from board meters away and copy into small letters in your notebook cms away.
You eat food that has more lutein/beta caroten.
Dr/optometrist gave you wrong lenses numbers for glasses.
You are indigo and your senses are improving since you passed singularity. Or whatever.
Aliens kidnapped you and did laser surgery on your eyes.
Those are artificial implants and you are a cyborg.

posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 04:07 PM
As you age your lens changes shape. People can go from long-sighted to short-sighted. You will find that you need glasses again in another couple of decades. No conspiracy, just the aging process.

posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 04:13 PM
I experienced much the same thing. I even used to have glasses to drive when I was in my twenties. I don't anymore. The only thing I can figure it's nutrition. I eat a lot better than I used to, and take supplements. When I was in my twenties I lived in a dorm and pretty much lived on popcorn and coke.

Does this ring true for you at all? Improved nutrition?

posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 04:13 PM
reply to post by ModernAcademia

Ive always had great better then perfect eye sight my whole life but my eyes are very sensitive to light

in elementary school till middle school i wore a hat everyday in high school i switched to sunglasses an for the last 15 years ive always had to where them when ever i went outside
if i forgot my sunglasses it was not totally unbearable, but in the last 2 year its become a different story,
its like the sun is brighter or something because Ive noticed a difference as i can barely look towards or in the direction of it and cannot be outside without my sunglasses

i played college baseball 5 years ago and even 10 years ago when i still played pony and high school baseball i would take them off to hit or if i was catching whatever

I golfed yesterday with my dad tee time was 7:07 i played the first 6 holes and then the sun came out from the trees and clouds it was intense
i couldn't see where the ball i hit went and had trouble even with my glasses on if i hit towards the sun

i can see further a night then i could on the golf course during the day

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posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 04:19 PM
I wish my eyesight would get better. Sadly, things just become more blurry and fuzzy as I grow older. I hate wearing glasses! Not because I think I look like a geek (well, sometimes I think that), but because they just get in the way sometimes and they hide my pretty blue eyes. Wish I could afford contact lenses.

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posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 04:31 PM
Dude,read this:
or perhaps all of this:

This may answer your question. You perhaps asked for it subconsciosly and you manifested it.

posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 05:04 PM
reply to post by ModernAcademia

Optomotry is a scam. The longer you wear glasses/contacts the more dependant your eyes become on them, and the weaker they get. I have been wearing contacts since about 3rd grade and my perscription has only gotten worse, I am now -7.5 in each eye. There is a REASON why schools test for myopia as early as 1st any sign of myopia they will instantly slap glasses on them and the eye doctors/glasses and contact companies make money.

The reason why some become myopic and some don't is the way we use our eyes. Some people strain their eyes when reading, these people will zoom in on every word and examine it. This puts strain on the eyes and pushes the eye forward causing near sightedness While the other people will relax their eyes and gloss over the words.

Soldiers coming back from vietnam often complained about not being able to see close up. This is do to straining their eyes to see far away all the time, thus their eyes adjusted to being able to see better far away, whilst their nearsighted vision suffered.

I would love to go without glasses and contacts for a few years to fix my vision but it's too late for me, I've become dependent on them for everything. Throw away your glasses while you still can!!

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posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 05:11 PM
Reply to post by freedish

If that's true, then I too am too far gone to just get rid of my glasses.

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posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 05:12 PM

Originally posted by labyrinth101
As you age your lens changes shape. People can go from long-sighted to short-sighted. You will find that you need glasses again in another couple of decades. No conspiracy, just the aging process.

Don't listen to this, I'm sorry but he doesn't know what he's talking about. This is the standard answer optometrists will give you because they don't want you to know the real truth. Everyone has an agenda. I know I sound like a conspiracy theorist but you should really do some of your own research, don't give someone your time and money just because they have a white suite on and know some fancy words. Learn things for yourself, become an expert for yourself.

Ever wonder why the FDA banned pinhole glasses from convience stores? Do some research.

posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 05:17 PM
reply to post by Shawny2222

I am too, unless I was washed up on a tropical island without them. Funny thing is, if that ever happened, I could just slap together a pair of leaf glasses

posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 05:39 PM
reply to post by ModernAcademia

I am much the same. As a kid I wore glasses and then contacts. After a 6 month supply of contacts were used and I was unable to afford new ones I just went without. I was always squinting and most people took it as a sign of aggression or anger since I had a "mean look" on my face.

It has been about 10-12 years since then and although my eyesight has not improved I do not squint as much as I used to, if ever.

I honestly believe it was more of a learned dependancy. Since I had wore glasses and contacts for so long, when I was not wearing them I was not used to the lack of eyesight and squinted to compensate. Over the years I have become more accustomed to living with the poor eyesight and I rarely find myself squinting.

The same is most likely true for you.

It is doubtful your eyesight has actually improved. You have more than likely become accustomed to having the poor eyesight and not having to rely on glasses to see well. As a test, wear glasses for 6 months and then stop. I'm sure you will be squinting again for some period of time as you would have grown accustomed to having better eyesight. As your mind learns to deal with the loss of the glasses, your squinting would likely decrease.
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posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 05:44 PM
reply to post by freedish

That was actually pretty cool and I tried it myself with a piece of paper to test the results.

The pinhole effect works much like squinting does. As you squint you focus your eyesight in a manner similar to the pinhole.

I would do something similar in school before I had glasses. If I needed to read something at a distance I would place my finger on the outside corners of my eyelids and slightly pull away towards my ear. The effect is much the same as squinting, except I would end up with almost the same vision I had when I would later get glasses.

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