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post Jan 29 2004, 10:37 AM
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Soooooo, I went to the opticians on Tuesday for my annual I-use-a-computer-all-day-every-day free eye check and apparently I need glasses now sad.gif I'm getting old! dry.gif

Ah but it's not all that bad as I get to choose a funky pair that make me look like a sexy secretary wink.gif PLUS one of my best friends is an optician so I can get a good deal and some honest advice about what looks good on me. Also, they aren't for wearing all the time just for prolonged computer use, reading and driving.

Just a question then, how many of you are glass wearers and what are the ups and downs of this? Do you prefer glasses or contacts?


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post Jan 29 2004, 10:59 AM
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I'm ment to wear glasses for reading things that are far away, its not really an issue because its only one eye thats really a problem, the other ones fine so the bad one just snoozes most of the time tongue.gif


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post Jan 29 2004, 11:34 AM
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I wear glasses all the time (well, sort of) and I love my new pair, they are Storm ones and very swish indeed. I may or may not post a pic of me in them..... rolleyes.gif


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post Jan 29 2004, 11:48 AM
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I've had to wear glasses since I was about 6ish. I don't mind so much, but it's a pain if I want to do something which involves taking off my glasses, like swimmimg, cos I can't see very well at all. But now I've invested in a pair of prescription goggles so I can see when I swim.

The biggest pain is that my glasses are really expensive. The lenses I have are so thik that they don't fit in the frames properly so I have to have them specially thinned. All in all, the lenses alone cost around 100 which is a bit of a pain in the arse!!


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post Jan 29 2004, 11:52 AM
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Ohh, glasses are sooo sexy!! Yeah, go for the saucy secretary look!! I'm slightly short sighted in my left eye and used to find, when I was speeding along on my gorgeous honda, that I'd sometimes feel slightly dizzy when I looked up from the dials. So, went to opticians and got glasses, D.K.N.Y. ones which are kinda like a rectangle shape, but I rarely need to wear them. The only weird thing I found was because they're really narrow I often used to look over the top of them which meant that one minute everything was in sharp focus and the next it was kinda fuzzy which was a bit disorientating and kinda like a friday night type feeling!! laugh.gif


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post Jan 29 2004, 02:08 PM
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I pretty much can't function without me gogs. It's not too much of a bind, though obviously, if I could wave a magic wand, and give myself 20/20 instantly, I would.

The most important piece of advice for specs-puchasers ever
Insomuchas you can afford it, don't worry about the price. Don't skimp on them. Get the frames you want, the ones that are styling and look good on you, whether they're cheap, expensive, designer or standard. Get the best possible lenses you can, super thin if necessary (I suspect that you've only got very mild myopia, so thinness won't be a problem), scratch resistant, anti-glare and the works.
Make sure you try on a butt-load of styles of frames, and remember, different styles suit different people. I had a friend who had a wicked pair of gogs that looked excellant - I tried on the same pair in the opticians, and I looked like a plank. Anyone can look good in specs - it's just a matter of finding the pair that complement your particular face and colouring. Ooh, and take a couple of friends to the opticians for sartorial advice

This I have learnt from wearing specs for over 10 years. Back when I was a young'un, and me ma would buy me specs for me, I used to hate wearing them, as of course, she picked ones that she liked the look of, which made me look like an utter dork. So I wore contacts for a few year (gas-permeables) and they were a fricking nightmare. Finally, I went and got myself a wicked pair of tasty specs that actually looked good on me, and binned the contacts. Once I had a pair that looked good, I didn't feel self-conscious about them anymore.

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post Jan 29 2004, 02:16 PM
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I have astigmatism, so I get glasses for reading, working at the computer, etc...

You know how sometimes when you're little, you like to stand in a doorway, close one eye, look, alternate eyes and look at the other side of the door? Whenever I did, the image always moved down and to the left, but I always thought that was normal...happy.gif Wasn't until I had to do my AP English reading over the summer that I started getting these wicked headaches. I'd just be sitting there thinking, "Now I know that it's annoying to have to read Jane Eyre over the summer, but WTF it isn't THAT bad!" Made sense after I got it checked out....
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post Jan 29 2004, 04:22 PM
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Last time I went to the opticians, I was told I was very very mildy long-sighted and didn't need glasses. Then again, that was at least five or six years ago and I've had several thousand hours of computer use and reading lots and lots of books since then, perhaps I should get checked out again...


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post Jan 29 2004, 05:25 PM
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Mine broke yesterday, just one more thing in a long chain of annoying incidents. If you're gonna have glasses MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SPARES! Or else you keep walking into things *rubs head* dry.gif laugh.gif


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post Jan 29 2004, 05:42 PM
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Thanks guys.

I went to my mate's opticians this lunchtime and picked out a pair of small plum colour matte metal framed glasses. They aren't rectangular but they aren't round they are kinda inbetween and angular.

The looked good basically and luckily they weren't designer so it won't cost me a fortune. I am getting anti-glare as recommended by Mel smile.gif

I am really excited about it but I'd give that about a week and then I'll get bored again! dry.gif

I have a stigmatism in my right eye which is noticeable when I am being tested but every day use and I couldn't tell the difference. I put it down to too much time on Matazone and therefore shall be sending the bill to Mata!! laugh.gif tongue.gif


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post Jan 29 2004, 05:47 PM
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I've worn glasses since I was 10, I hated it at first and only wore them when I really had to until when I was 14 and I went into Hospital and I just couldn;t be bothered to take them off anymore so I've worn them all the time since then.
I dunno if mine suit me but then I get really self concious without them, the only thing that really bothers me is if I go to Alton Towers or some other theme park type thing I have to keep taking them off and I can't see a thing so I don't get the whole experience - grrr!

Have to go get my eyes checked soon, I recon I've got so much worse over the last year...eep! But I really want some emo stylee ones, I'm sick of metal, I always chew the paint off, but just on one side (cos I always put them in my mouth when I do my hair)


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post Jan 29 2004, 06:47 PM
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I'm supposed to, cos I have dodgy eyes, but they annoyed me so I havent worn them for ages. The optitian guy said it was ok last time as they dont actually help my vision much, just make my eyes less cross eyed and silly looking. Couldnt be having that now could I?

However I think my eyes have got worse and I want to be able to aim at pool so I'm going to go get an eye test and maybe get contacts. I just recieved a free eye test thingy from the eye people so it'll be soonish.
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post Jan 29 2004, 07:43 PM
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Don't stress Sam, you look great with or without glasses smile.gif I'm supposes to wear some but i hate them. They don't make adult looking glasses for people my size dry.gif


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post Jan 29 2004, 08:08 PM
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i wear glasses when i wake up late in the morning, but i wear contacts when i actually care.. so i like contacts better.. *shrugs*


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post Jan 29 2004, 09:38 PM
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QUOTE (Pixiegoth @ Jan 29 2004, 05:41 PM)
I have a stigmatism in my right eye

Ah, is that what I'm not supposed to call lazy eye?


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post Jan 29 2004, 11:00 PM
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QUOTE (CommieBastard @ Jan 29 2004, 04:37 PM)
QUOTE (Pixiegoth @ Jan 29 2004, 05:41 PM)
I have a stigmatism in my right eye

Ah, is that what I'm not supposed to call lazy eye?

Well....

It's a visual defect in which the unequal curvature of one or more refractive surfaces of the eye, usually the cornea, prevents light rays from focusing clearly at one point on the retina, resulting in blurred vision.

So no, not really. We just don't see straight out of both eyes, but you can't really tell just by looking at them unless it's severe or if you have the equipment to see it up close.


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post Jan 29 2004, 11:23 PM
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I have to wear reading glasses since my right eye is weak and my left eye makes up for the difference. If I do something like sit on the computer for long periods of times or am reading a book I am supposed to wear them. It seems as time has gone on that my perscription has gotten lighter though so that's a plus. The only problem I see with them is that I don't have to wear them all the time, so I don't wear them enough. Sometimes it's just a pain to remember to bring my glasses to school with me, or find where I set them last when I'm at a computer, or even remember to bring them to work with me. I mostly use them now when I am really tired (and can actually find them) so my eyes hurt from the strain put on the left one, or when I know that I'm going to be spending all day at my computer or with my nose in my book. I need a sexy chain to hang them from my neck so I don't forget. laugh.gif

Glasses are sexy, ask anyone! When I show people my pics with glasses on they swoon for some reason. It happens when I actually wear mine too. It also gives that added unintentional thought that one is smart cause they are wearing glasses, and earns you a little extra respect. It's funny really. Being found sexy and getting respect, who could ask for more? laugh.gif


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post Jan 29 2004, 11:28 PM
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QUOTE (Marsyas @ Jan 29 2004, 10:59 PM)
So no, not really. We just don't see straight out of both eyes, but you can't really tell just by looking at them unless it's severe or if you have the equipment to see it up close.

So what is it when one eye looks in another direction?


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post Jan 29 2004, 11:30 PM
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QUOTE (CommieBastard @ Jan 29 2004, 06:27 PM)
QUOTE (Marsyas @ Jan 29 2004, 10:59 PM)
So no, not really.  We just don't see straight out of both eyes, but you can't really tell just by looking at them unless it's severe or if you have the equipment to see it up close.

So what is it when one eye looks in another direction?

Abnormal???

I don't know. My flute teacher has an eye that looks away to the side, sort of like a lazy fish...freaks me out in lessons because I can never tell if he's looking at me or not. But he's an amazing flautist, so I don't really care...


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I think glasses are better. Without them, I look like a mole.... ph34r.gif


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post Jan 30 2004, 01:29 AM
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I have glasses. I look horrible in them, but contacts make my eyes cloud over, and I really can't be bothered with them anymore. So I only wear them when I go quading now, other than that, I skip 'em totally, or wear glasses.

My advice: Get some cleansing spray or gel, with built in anti-fog, and go through doors backwards if you live in a cold area.
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QUOTE (CommieBastard @ Jan 29 2004, 03:27 PM)
QUOTE (Marsyas @ Jan 29 2004, 10:59 PM)
So no, not really.  We just don't see straight out of both eyes, but you can't really tell just by looking at them unless it's severe or if you have the equipment to see it up close.

So what is it when one eye looks in another direction?

It's a stigmatism (sp?) also, just a severe one.


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post Jan 30 2004, 03:20 AM
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QUOTE (talking to faeries @ Jan 29 2004, 03:47 AM)
I've had to wear glasses since I was about 6ish. I don't mind so much, but it's a pain if I want to do something which involves taking off my glasses, like swimmimg, cos I can't see very well at all. But now I've invested in a pair of prescription goggles so I can see when I swim.

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Seriously, though, I don't find too many people who have had to wear glasses since first or second grade like me. And most people who do need optical assistance of some type wear contacts 24/7 if anything, because for some reason they think that glasses look dorky or something. rolleyes.gif

QUOTE (FurryMammal @ Jan 29 2004, 09:24 AM)
Mine broke yesterday, just one more thing in a long chain of annoying incidents. If you're gonna have glasses MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SPARES! Or else you keep walking into things *rubs head*


Hear, hear. My glasses broke a couple years ago when I didn't have a spare pair, and I had to skip classes and homework assignments for a day-and-a-half until I could get them fixed, because it's hopeless trying to do anything with my crappy eyesight. I couldn't watch TV, go on the computer, read, nothing.

I've been encouraged for years by my eye doctors to get contacts instead, because I guess glasses just aren't helping me as much as they should anymore. Doesn't make much sense to me but whatever. I'm too chicken to go with contacts though. The idea of sticking things in my eyes doesn't bode too well with me. blink.gif


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post Jan 30 2004, 03:55 AM
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Contacts for sure. They...aren't...there tongue.gif. Yesh.


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post Jan 30 2004, 04:01 AM
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I'm supposed to wear glasses what with having super-really-bad vision and whatnot, but I never do because I either lose them or break them.

We're supposed to get colour contacts in the spring, but I doubt it'll happen. It's probably 'tacts anyway. wink.gif


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