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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!"
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!
- Join Date
- 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!
- Join Date
- 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.I refuse to let fear and fear of others rule my life. It puts my humanity at risk.
Accepting Death is the only way to stay alive.
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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- May 2011
Happy Birth Day, rubberman!