Question of the day

Do you wear glasses or contacts or do you have good vision?

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15 Responses to Question of the day

  1. SKL says:

    I had laser surgery about 6 years ago. Before that, I had to wear contacts or I’d be legally blind. Now, I don’t wear anything. They say I will need reading glasses eventually, but so far I have not felt the need for them. I should really do some of my kid’s eye exercises so the eyes would stay flexible longer.

  2. Jenny says:

    Have glasses, I never wear them. I wear my contacts almost daily. My vision isn’t terrible. I could go without wearing them, but I feel better with them in! And I can see a whole lot clearer.

  3. Laura says:

    I’ve got contacts, have had them since college. The minute I turned 40, my eyes went completely haywire. Previously, I could read, no problem, with or without the contacts. During the first six months of that year, my eyes changed shape, so my contacts no longer fit in my eyes, I developed an allergy to most contact solutions, and I suddenly needed reading glasses when I have the contacts in. It was the most bizarre year, vision-wise.

    Now, it seems my eyes have settled down. My doc tried me on the horror that is bifocals – that lasted about ten minutes, since he prescribed it for glasses but not for contacts, so I’d take out the contacts, put on the glasses, and walk into a wall because they made me dizzy. I found contact solution that works, and bought a pair of $3 reading glasses that I wear over my contacts when my eyes get tired.

    • Phyllis says:

      Bifocal contacts are ok, I wore them for about 5 yrs until I would’ve had to go into the REALLY expensive Toric (?) ones. Then I switched to monovision lenses. Those are where the stronger eye is set up for distance vision, and the weaker eye is set up for close vision like reading. I was afraid that I’d be walking into walls, but that’s not the case. With the monovision I’m able to see the full range of distances at all times without any problem at all, and they even work well when on the computer. I haven’t had a change in prescription in about 5 yrs. The only print I can see better without the lenses is teeny tiny stuff on med bottles and the phone book. I highly recommend them, Laura. Amazingly better than the bifocal lenses and reasonably priced since they’re just normal soft lenses.

      I have glasses as a backup which I wear late at night after getting ready for bed. I’m pretty blind without either, but weird as it sounds, I can read quite well without either.

      • Laura says:

        I don’t need glasses at all for reading. It’s the contacts that mess with my eyes, since they are for distance. And even then, it’s only when I’m doing a lot of small-print reading or my eyes are really tired, that I need the glasses. And for THAT, I’m happy with the el-cheapo +1’s that you can buy at the drug store.

        He suggested the one-eye method, but I refused. I’ve already got to get the expensive “astigmatism” ones – thanks to my eyes deciding to become ovals, rather than spheres.

    • Joy says:

      I used to be just like you Laura. I needed glasses for distance only. I needed them for that only so I found myself taking them off all the time for reading or knitting or stuff like that but once “old age syndrome” came into the picture I have what they call “progressive” lenses. My eye doctor recommended I get these very early on. He said if you start at the beginning, it’s easier to wear them. They really are different strengths all the way down the lens and the eyes just get trained to know where to look out from. They’re just the most amazing things. When I see those lines on Paul’s glasses I don’t know why he won’t try these.

      Anyway. I didn’t need glasses until about 12 and only for distance like I said above. I did wear contacts when I went out to work everyday for 15 years but since staying home, I prefer the easiness of the glasses.

  4. mssc54 says:

    I wear Dollar Store readers. But I do have an appoint to see how much I need real glasses.

  5. Ellen says:

    I wear contacts. In one eye I have a bifocal lens, which is amazing. In the evening, I take the lenses off and wear my glasses.

  6. Sue says:

    Contacts most of the time and glasses at night or when I have to. I was just at the eye doc today and my prescription hasn’t changed in a long time so that’s great b/c my eyes are bad enough as it is!

  7. Nikki says:

    I don’t really want to even say how many times I have been to the eye doctor, because I am ashamed. I have to be better at these things. I always make sure Bailey gets his annual, everything! But I don’t make myself?! I need to change that.

    My eyes are okay, but bad enough that I should wear glasses to read. I see fine for a while, but if I don’t take a break it gets blurry. I can’t see far away at all. Reading clocks or signs from any real distance is a challenge.

    • Sue says:

      Girl, get your butt in! Insurance covers the exam and my contacts for a year cost less than a pair of glasses! Do I need to make you an appointment?!

      • Nikki says:

        LOL I know! Okay, I have two days off in April, I’ll make an appointment. I promise!

        • Sue says:

          I only say that b/c I have to call and set up a doc appt for Tom to get his hernia fixed! He’s like, can’t you just do it b/c I won’t! Do you know how dumb I feel calling the doc for my 28 year old brother?! LOL!

  8. Morocco says:

    Yes, I have good vision with my contacts!

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