View Poll Results: do you wear glasses? (or contacts)

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  1. #1
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    do you wear glasses?

    i don't but i'm staring at the monitor too much nowadays and i know my sight isnt as good as it was 5 years ago.

    (i'm only 20 too)

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    I wear contacts...
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    Contacts here too...
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    Nope. Definately not 20/20, but pretty close.
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    Tip of the Day: Conciously BLINK!

    I realize the <BLINK> tag died a horrible death but the need to blink your eyes is still alive and strong.

    Many people tend to blink less than they should while starring at a monitor. It's important to conciously blink often while working to help protect your eyes for the long term. Blinking helps to keep them moist and this is important. I also keep Visine Tears close by. If your eyes feel like they are drying out give them some artificial help...

    It's also a good idea to close your eyes and keep them closed for a few seconds every so often.

    Smokers, those who hang in the sun a lot, those over 65, and those who have blue/hazel/green eyes need to work a lil harder than others since they are at a higher risk of eye strain/problems.

    As for me and my blue eyes.... still 20/20
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    i wear contacts most time but glasses in morning and late night so i put yes

  7. #7
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    No I dont, but my vision is not 20/20.

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    Thanks for reminding me, Deb; I've always known this.. just never bothered to blink much lately
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    I wish I could read the big E on the eye chart without my glasses. I'm looking into getting that laser surgery, but I'm kinda afraid they'll mess up and ruin my eyes somehow... *paranoid*

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    Originally posted by Deb
    It's important to conciously blink often while working to help protect your eyes for the long term.
    Another eyestrain-avoidance tip: look away from the monitor from time to time, and focus on a few different objects at varying distances from where you're sitting.
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    I'm supposed to wear glasses - but I don't particularly like them.

    The stupid optometrist gave me bifocals which are a complete pain.

    I need to go back one day and get retested for some new ones. I'm long sighted which is great for reading things a great distance away - but doesn't really help when reading papers, etc. close up.

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    Originally posted by zdwebhosting
    i wear contacts most time but glasses in morning and late night so i put yes
    me too

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    I wear contacts.

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    Thankfully my vision is still near perfect. The only glasses I wear are sun glasses.
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    Im supposed to wear them but I seldom do. Its only for reading small print. I believe if you wear them more than you should your eyes will grow dependent on them, and there for weaken faster than they should.

    MY GOD WHERE DID MY KEYBOARD GOOOO Ooops lol sorry it's right in front of me lol

    Like I said I only wear them when I need them

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    Yep. Unfortunately, after I spent a week staring at a laptop screen (many years ago) I had to go get glasses...have ever since
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    Originally posted by dandanfirema
    Yep. Unfortunately, after I spent a week staring at a laptop screen (many years ago) I had to go get glasses...have ever since
    I'm the opposite. If I look at a CRT screen for more than about 30 minutes I get a massive headache and sore eyes (although some of the newer flat CRTs are fine).

    I will absolutely refuse to have any other monitor than an LCD (in environments where I have control of course) which is why for the time being I'm sticking with laptops. When I get a standard desktop I'll be getting an LCD with that as well.

    Another reason why I have to get new glasses - I won't be able to control what display I have forever .

    --Shaun
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    focusin daily contacts
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    Originally posted by Deb
    ......, and those who have blue/hazel/green eyes need to work a lil harder than others since they are at a higher risk of eye strain/problems......
    What other eye colours are there?
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    Blind in my right eye, very poor vision in my left, although correctable in my left to 20/40

    Having quality optics is awesome.
    Mester - brown
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    20/20

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    Bi-focals

    Can't blame it on puters though.
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    I wear contacts.

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    20/20 vision

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    Originally posted by Samuel
    Mester - brown
    Isnt brown the same as hazel??
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    My vision is 20/90 and I lack depth perception.

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    i starting wearing glasses in pre school.....then in highschool i got contacts, i tend to wear both... but contacts kick ass, as for my vision, i'll just say this: my 76 year old grandmother has better vision then me...

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    Originally posted by dreamrae.com
    i starting wearing glasses in pre school.....then in highschool i got contacts, i tend to wear both... but contacts kick ass, as for my vision, i'll just say this: my 76 year old grandmother has better vision then me...
    ditto been wearing glasses for ages and contacts since like 6th grade and i'm only 17 almost 18 and my eyes are so much worse then my grand parents its not even funny we lay our glasses down and compare glass width and all laugh hahaha.

    anyhow hopefully i will get the eye surgery like my mom did in a few years.

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    Originally posted by Mester


    Isnt brown the same as hazel??
    Hazel is in between green and blue, almost colorless, I have hazellike eyes.

    It's caused from residual astygmatism, the shape of my eyes change based on the temperature of my body so my eyes go from bright blue in the summer (Or heat), and almost green in the winter, or when I am cold.

    No, brown, is brown, hazel is like aqua
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    Been wearing glasses since high school -- only for distance.

    Now I wear contacts for that.

    However I notice that during migraines my close-up vision gets royally horked, so I just bought a pair of weak reading glasses. They are pretty darn nifty.

    I am only 31 though a little early for readers.


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    still got good vision here - probably not quite as perfect as when I was a teen, but still fairly close.

    I'm big on the eye exercises too. Taking breaks to look elsewhere and focusing at objects at different distances away heps a great deal.

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    Originally posted by Tony P
    I wish I could read the big E on the eye chart without my glasses. I'm looking into getting that laser surgery, but I'm kinda afraid they'll mess up and ruin my eyes somehow... *paranoid*
    Hi Tony.

    I had worn Glasses for nearly 13 years and made the big leap and had Laser Surgery on both eyes about 2 months ago. Was the best thing I have done for myself. I now have no problems at all reading the bottom line of any eye chart.

    Marita

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    Forgot to mention, I am seeing a doctor that might be able to restore vision in my right eye, now wouldn't that be the bomb?
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    Originally posted by Samuel
    Forgot to mention, I am seeing a doctor that might be able to restore vision in my right eye, now wouldn't that be the bomb?
    Sure
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    I don't know who to beleive anymore. I have been working with computers seriously for around 4 years now. And ever since my vision has gotten worse and worse. However, when I ask my eye doctor if there is a problem. He says the same thing "If monitors or tvs caused problems with your eyes, we would all be blind" So I think its time to switch eye doctors.

    To give you an idea of my vision.

    Last year I had a glasses prescription of 1.50. This year my glasses are 3.00

    Thanks

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    I have glasses but don't like to wear them
    also afraid of wearing lenses

    Any solution?

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    but I'm kinda afraid they'll mess up and ruin my eyes somehow... *paranoid*

    My grandmother is going back for her 3rd correction. Meaning they did the initial laser surgery and are now doing their 3rd one since to touch it up or something. I don't know all the details, only that it hasn't worked so well for her.
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    Being nearsighted is dangerous, especially if you have over a 6.0 diopter myopia (nearsightedness).

    You are much more prone to having a Retinal Tear occur in your eye later in life (because your eyeball has elongated) so that means your vitrious is tugging and pulling on your retina much harder which can cause it to tear and blind you.

    Go read www.sightwise.org if you are nearsighted...that $#@! is scary!

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    LOL. I don't know I hear good and the bad about it all. Anyway, I find it funny that my friends mother considered laser surgery. Until she realized that they used lazers. LOL

    Thanks

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