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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. I don't need them for my computer either, since I sit fairly close to the monitor.

    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.
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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Dan View Post
    atreyu, next time you're at the drug store, try some 1.25s and see if it makes a difference.
    good idea, thanks!

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    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!
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    Happy Birthday Rubberman!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    For those interested in numbers, we're talking a -10.75 prescription!
    So enjoy your reading glasses, folks!
    Jay, sorry to hear you have these troubles with your sight. I know several people who have similar vision problems and need very strong glasses or contacts. I guess most of us have issues with something or other. For me, I've had a lifelong struggle with dyslexia which rears its ugly head at the most inconvenient times. In my case, it can give the impression that I'm far less mentally capable than I actually am. It's difficult when you are at times treated like an imbecile when you know you aren't. I guess all of us are dealt a certain hand at birth and have to play it accordingly.
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    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.
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    Happy Birth Day, rubberman!

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    And a Happy B-Day from me, as well.
    And around here, that could mean:
    Happy Day!
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