Question of the day from SKL

How is your vision?

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11 Responses to Question of the day from SKL

  1. SKL says:

    I was born with pretty bad eyes. I got my first glasses at age 8, but I really needed them before KG. At some point an eye doctor informed me that I was legally blind if I didn’t wear glasses.

    Then several years ago, I got zapped. I am at about 20/25 now, which is awesome. I’ve been warned that reading glasses are around the corner, but I plan to resist that as long as I can. Let me enjoy my freedom for a while!

    I asked the question because my kid’s eyes have been on my mind. She has a pretty strong prescription and also has some eye muscle issues. We’re going in on Friday for an evaluation for vision therapy. In researching this, I couldn’t help wondering if half the people in my family wouldn’t have benefited from it. Not so much me as my brothers and sister with ambliopia / strabismus and my dad who is severely dyslexic. Even my mom, who can no longer read much for some reason that I cannot understand. I just couldn’t imagine being unable to read. I hope they can help my kid to keep up with her peers.

    • Joy says:

      I really hope everything with her eyes will turn out okay. It’s simply amazing what can be accomplished medically now. Keep us posted on this.

  2. Sue says:

    Shitty. Excuse the language, but it’s so bad! I wouldn’t be able to read my computer screen right now without my contacts!

  3. Laura says:

    I’m pretty near-sighted, so I wear contacts daily. Up until last year, when my eyes went completely haywire (thank you so much, age 40. Yet another “gift” you’ve given me), I could put them in and forget it… I could drive, read, whatever, without noticing a difference. Now, though, the contacts interfere with my ability to read for any amount of time, so if it’s more than just basic reading stuff, or if the print is too tiny, I have to wear “1 power” reading glasses. Fortunately, they’re about 7 bucks at Wal-mart…

  4. shanef says:

    I have pretty good eyes. I’ll find out how good next week, my work offered free eye exams for everyone.

  5. mssc54 says:

    I need reading glasses for some things but I’m mostly pretty good. I just buy the ones from the Dollar Store.

  6. Jenny says:

    I don’t think I have that great of vision. I wear contacts but the eye dr. said that it’s not that horrible that I could even go without…(I don’t think so!!) I have an astigmatism in 1 eye. I finally got new contacts about a month ago, took about 3 years to get new ones. Boy do they make a differece! I can see now!! heheh 😀

  7. Just a Mom says:

    I have had glasses since I was 16 due to being near-sighted. I have worn contacts since my late twenties but now I am having the Old Age problem where I can’t read with my contacts in. I can read just fine without my glasses. I am thinking of forgetting about the contacts and just go back to wearing glasses all the time!

  8. starlaschat says:

    I should wear my glasses. Ive never needed glasses so it’s hard for me to get use to them. I wore them for a couple of weeks and that was it. Guess I should try again. It basicaly crisps things up and helps me read. Hmmm ;+)

  9. Joy says:

    I’ve had glasses since jr high. I’m near sighted. I also got “old age syndrome” around 45 and it was bad enough to add the prescription to my glasses.

  10. Vicki says:

    Mines pretty crappy these days, I use those cheater glasses to read the fine print. I guess im getting what Joy called “old age syndrome” ugh! lol

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