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Feeling old now, had to go get my eyes checked today..................

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by uglychevyZZ4, Jan 3, 2003.

  1. uglychevyZZ4

    uglychevyZZ4 3/4 ton status

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    I kepyt having migraines and went in to get my eyes checked and ............
    Now I have 4 eyes /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif this sucks butt, I had to get glasses.
    and they are annoying too, how long does it take to get used to them??????
     
  2. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Hope you don't have the problems I do. I see other things such as a group of numbers, I can miss a number or double up a number. Failed a test one time cause of that. Just this morning or last night, I read something, can't remember what it was, but the first time I glanced at it, this is what I saw, "blah blah lesbian blah blah." It actually read husband.
     
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    Not long, you'll forget about them in a week. Try contacts, I couldn't go back to glasses after years of contacts.

    BRB, isn't that kinda what you see even if you read the menu at McDonalds??
     
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    I'v been wearing them for 16 years now every since I first got my license and still have not got used to them. Actually is sucks A$$. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    I been wearing glasses for years.
    I want to try contacts, my glasses always wind up in the same shape, heat shrink on the arms and super glued together in the 1st few months.
     
  6. muddysub

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    i've worn them for 3 years now, i got used to them, now i HATE them!! i'm gettin contacts and by the time i'm 23 (im 18 now) im gettin laser eye surgery.
     
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    grandpa, /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif been wearing contacts for over 17 years now much better than glasses after we buy our house its time for lasik /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. uglychevyZZ4

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    time for lasik

    [/ QUOTE ] whats that ?
     
  9. chevyfumes

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    Laser surgery... /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gifMake sure to check out the Doc that would do it first or glasses won't even help!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    laser surgey for the eyeballs about a 10 minute surgey in and out in the same day at least thats what i have been told haven't had it yet soon *crosses fingers*
     
  11. uglychevyZZ4

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    Can that fix stigmatism??
     
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    yes sir i would look in town (or nearby) to find a good doc like fumes said if you get a quikie doc glasses won't help ya when your blind
     
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    Lasik can fix astigmatism, but, unfortunately, most vision plans or medical insurance will not cover it. In this area, you can get it done for as low as $600/eye /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    I wore glasses for years and tried contacts for a while, too... they both suck /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  14. tRustyK5

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    The worst part of having astygmatism is that the lenses that 'fix' the problem are very hard to get used to. I've had astygmatism for a long time and after just dealing with it I got the corrective lenses and started wearing glasses fulltime about 6 or 7 years ago. They made me dizzy and driving was out of the question until I adjusted to them.

    My only advice is get the lightest possible frame. A half ounce is a lot when it's resting on the bridge of your nose all day long. I got those titanium/wierd alloy frames made by Marchant...you can twist em like a pretzel and they just pop back into shape. They were spendy but they are also very light weight and comfortable.

    I'd consider contacts but if you weld for a living you run the risk of fusing the contact lens to your eye.../forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    Laser surgery might something to consider...but the thought of it freaks me out.

    Rene
     
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    Rene, ya hoser...it wasn't the glasses making ya dizzy! Yer supposed to wear them on the INSIDE of yer welding helmet! GEEEEEEEZ! /forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif
     
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    Been wearin' glasses since I was 14....contacts since I was 21...I now wear disposables (2 weeks and throw 'em away)...was gonna get Lasik, but since I was heavy into SCUBA at the time, it was not recommended...I understand the procedure has been improved since then...I have two friends at work that got Lasik...Beth loves it...Robert sees "stars" (like when ya look at streetlights in the rain) and now he can't drive at night...it's gonna cost him about $8000 to MAYBE correct it but he has to wait at least a year...best advice is to give the contacts a try while you gather info about Lasik in your area...do NOT even consider a disount "chain" operation...spend the extra and have it done by a specialist with a proven track record...I have been wearing glasses/contacts for almost 40 years...just wait til ya gotta have Bifocals and reading glasses (with contacts)... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    They made me dizzy and driving was out of the question until I adjusted to them.

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    Hmmmm....... /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif When I picked up my glasses last night i tried to drive home with them on, in the rain, and nearly crashed /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif I have NOOOO aspect of distance with them on, everything looks farther than it is, unless its close, then it looks closer, like when i look down it looks as if i could touch the floor /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif and YESSSS they make me DIZZY /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif are they wrong for me maybe? I have no judgment of distance now, i allmost run into walls /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    I got glasses for my astigmatism in the Marines, I found out I needed them when I looked at Radar scopes. The only other time I wore them was on the rifle range, upped my score 15 points. I haven't worn them since I got out. Now the only thing thats hard is reading inches on a 1/4" scale and trying to trace wiring schematics. Maybe I should go get some for that.

    I agree with Rene on the bendable glasses My 5 yr old has to wear them for a weak muscle, actually made it through the first half of kindergarden before they got lost. We both think mom lost em, I think I'll take the new ones out of her allowance kids pretzle bendin titanium glasses are $$$ but at least he cant break them, I tried /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    That is the 'cylinder' ground into the lens. That is a common side effect of the 'cure' for astigmatism. My truck doesn't seem tall until i try and get in when I don't have my glasses on...I'm so used to the perspective I have now. (you feel shorter than you are...)

    You will get used to them, but it'll take a week or so. I chose not to drive with mine until i was better accustomed to them. Now I can wear em or not and neither gives me the dizzy sensation. Wanna freak yourself out...just turn your head quick.

    Having clarity for reading is important to me, I can live without my glasses but reading would give me a migraine in pretty short order.

    I would wear them around the house and for reading until you get used to them...

    Rene
     
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    Thanks Rene and all /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     

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