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I don't need glasses at all for reading. I used to use them when I was younger, but since I turned 45 or so, I haven't needed them any more. ...
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- 01-04-2012 #11
I do need glasses in the street, or for watching TV or reading music, because I am and always have been short-sighted in my dominant eye."I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"
- 01-04-2012 #12
I know it's a little off the base question, but I'm jealous of anyone who only needs glasses for this task or another.
I got my first pair of glasses when I was 4. My vision got consistently worse until I was 18 or so, then leveled off... but by then, I was already far past what is considered legally blind.
I'm actually so near-sighted that I can see better underwater than I can without my contact lenses!
For those interested in numbers, we're talking a -10.75 prescription!
So enjoy your reading glasses, folks!
- 01-04-2012 #13
- 01-05-2012 #14
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- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
My eyes got messed up when I had the measles as a kid - back in the 1950's. With glasses, I can see OK, though my retinas are weak, but without glasses I am pretty much legally blind. Don't know what they are now, but back in college they were 20/400 in one eye, and 20/350 in the other. IE, what someone with 20/20 vision could see clearly at 400 feet, I can see at 20... At least I have phenomenal hearing and never had a cavity in my life, and I just turned 64 today!Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!
- 01-05-2012 #15
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- 01-05-2012 #17
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- Jul 2008
64 candles. I would have loved to see the cake burning. Happy Birthday Rubberman.
My outlook on aging.
Old age is not for wimps.
- 01-05-2012 #18
I do not wear glasses yet but that's gonna change soon. Since I've hit mid-40's I too have to hold everything out at arms length to get a read on it and sometimes I can't seem to hold things away, far enough to read the little print. It's been interfering with my reading, I haven't read a book in months, it's creeping into my Internet reading also, sometimes it appears as the the words I am reading have a line crossing the word out or underlining the words making it even more difficult to read. I'll have to correct it sooner than later because I have to pass a DOT physical for work. (Yikes) Let me tell you folks, I wear a hearing aid and one of my biggest fears is not being able to see well. Since I can't hear so well, I depend on my other senses, especially vision. I can't imagine what's it's like not being able to see the world around me.....that's scary.
- 01-05-2012 #19
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- May 2011
Happy Birth Day, rubberman!
- 01-06-2012 #20