How bad is your vision without glasses/contact/surgery? It can't be worse than


#21

-3.50 on my left and -4.00 on my right, bleh …


#22

Man, I could NEVER understand how people could not need corrective lenses. My dad is 62 and barely ever wears his glasses. I think it’s strange that people maintain perfect vision for so long o_O

I didn’t start wearing glasses til I was in 10th grade. I hated wearing them and never wore them except for when I drove at night, but now I have contacts and wear them every day and feel awkward as all hell without them. My vision is only -1.75 and -2.00 in each eye, but that’s a whole… number down from what they were a year or two ago. It scares me that it’s only gonna get worse :frowning:


#23

My right eye is -4.50 and left eye is -5.00. I just checked the numbers from this card I got when I got my glasses, and apparently these are six years old now. And considering I can still see, I guess it’s pretty safe to assume my vision has stopped getting worse. Yay.


#24

what the hell do those numbers mean?

i can’t read the board during lectures unless i sit in the front row.


#25

I have no idea how the 20/140 stuff works, but for the +/- numbers:

  • = nearsight, can’t see far well, concave lens
  • = farsight, can’t see near well, convex lens
    Number = thickness of the lens. Bigger number = thicker lens = worse eyesight.

#26

thanks. can someone else tell me what is that 20/40000 stuff?


#27

20/20 ftw


#28

20/xx is based on a 20 foot measurement. i.e., 20/40 means at 20 feet you can see what a person with normal vision can see at 40 feet.


#29

Cool, that might be compensation. Both of my eyes are 20/15. :cool:

This one south american tribe I saw on Discovery Channel on average had 20/10 superb vision!:wow:


#30

If I’m in front of the pc, I can’t read the text on the screen, my eyes have to be within 8 inches of the monitor to read anything of it. (normal size text btw)

I don’t get the hate against glasses, I’ve been wearing mine since I was 11 and I couldn’t imagine life without them. Sure I broke a pair or two while playing bball in high school, and sure it further proved the stereotype of geeky asian kids with glasses, but the pair I have now (rayban frames ftw!) is freakin awesome. And you know how people buy frames with no prescription lenses so that they can look cool and sophisticated? Yeah fuck you.


#31

All right. Thanks for clearing that up. A person with 20/40 vision would be nearsighted then?


#32

im fucking blind. i cant see shit without my classes.


#33

You should wear them to post, just a suggestion, ok? :stuck_out_tongue:

I just removed my glasses and tried to read the above post. Had to get 2 inches close to make out the letters

IIRC I have -6 both eyes and without glasses I won’t leave my bed, let alone my house, I kinda like being able to see cars so I don’t get run over.


#34

-1.75. I’m 17, and it’s getting progressively worse.


#35

I have bad eyesight, I just never wear my glasses for some reason. I know I should, but I’m always either forgetting them or just don’t feel like wearing them. Its funny because in school I’m all like:

Hallways walking to class
Person: Hey Dawain!
Me: Uhm, hi?(Who is this person?)

In class
Me: Gets up and gets 5 inches close to the board to copy down the work
Teacher: Dawain thats not even funny

Hey, thats just how I am. <_<


#36

-8.5 and -9.5 w/astigmatism assist=pretty fucken blind. Wouldn’t drive without my contacts or my glasses (only wear around the house until I can afford some stylish ones).


#37

I don’t mind having bad vision personally. Myself and quite a few others say I look better with my glasses on.


#38

And So Scythe, of the Death, spoke mightily from the Heavens, “Get Corrective Eye Surgery, Scrubs”. Ramen. :pray:

P.S. I can’t see past my hand. I want eye surgery but my prescription changes too much.:sad:


#39

You gotta look at the bright side… ugly people don’t look as ugly.


#40

Holy shit. Guys, don’t put down the controller!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20070315/sc_livescience/studyplayingvideogamesimproveseyesight;_ylt=AiOZw00MbeLCj5AY511lrCbMWM0F

Mom’s been wrong all those years.