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Maciamo
19-01-06, 11:23
Rare of the people with a perfect eyesight nowadays. Many people suffer from myopia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myopia) (shortsightedness), some from astigmatism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astigmatism) (problems seeing lines), others from presbyopia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presbyopia) (a kind of farsightedness) or hypermetropia (farsightedness) (farsightedness). Some people cannot distinguish green from red, which is called Daltonism (color blindness) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_blindness). There is also a condition known as night myopia, in which the person cannot see well in low illumination areas.

I suffer from slight myopia. What are you ?

nice gaijin
19-01-06, 11:35
I had amblyopia (lazy eye) when I was very young, but trained my eyes well enough that i would move them relatively individually of each other.

Unfortunately my right eye is legally blind, but that's because my left eye is so dominant that the right one gets tired easily. This means that corrective lenses
do very little for me.

*Ev3*
19-01-06, 11:52
Im badly shortsigted, but with my contact lenses ( or specs ) i can see just fine. :relief:
but if i lose them or something .. im almost tehnicaly classified as "partially sighted", so i am useless without my eye wear. :(
I have a bit of astigmatism too, but its corrected.
Im lucky i guess. One of my friends has really bad eye sight. She wears contact lenses too .. but it doesnt correct all of it .. :( she has some degree of color blindness .. im not sure the name of the condition .. she cant see pale colors properly, like if someone write red pen on white paper it cause her a problem.
My dream would be to have perfect vision .. but .. having known a few blind people i feel lucky i have my vision at all. :p

Tsuyoiko
19-01-06, 12:32
I have very slight presbyopia (only +0.25), but not through age as I have had it since I was about 9 or 10. I can see perfectly well without glasses, although I have to hold whatever I'm looking at at arms' length. If I don't wear my glasses for close work I get a headache.

hebiichigo
19-01-06, 13:30
I'm badly short-sighted. I can manage to find my way around without glasses but it is incredibly unnerving because of the blurriness.

MeAndroo
19-01-06, 19:34
I've had glasses/contacts since about 5th grade, and my eyes got progressively worse through school. They seem to have stabilized at about -3.75, which I hear is only slightly before the cutoff point of eligibilty for laser eye surgery. I wear contacts exclusively now.

I plan on fixing my eyes since my health benefits cover some of it. The worst part is waking up with either blurred vision (imagine if there was a fire) or leaving my contacts in and them drying out.

misa.j
19-01-06, 20:10
Slight myopia and wear contacts. I don't think I can handle wearing glasses all the time, seems like too much of a hussle.

I just visited my eye doctor, and he told me that my eyesight hasn't changed since last year which is a good news. I can read fine without contacts when I hold a book upclose.

Dutch Baka
19-01-06, 21:19
I don't have problems with my eyes, well not YET... I'm sure I will get it in the future.

at least glasses aren't taboo anymore.

Alma
19-01-06, 21:38
strong hyperopia.. i have it since i was child, but i wear glasses just for last couple of years, because until i started my faculty and hard work day and night (drawing...and later on computer also), i havent big problems...
good reminder, i should visit my doctor soon...

Duo
19-01-06, 21:44
to this day i have no eye problems yet... however i'm really into glasses and ppl who wear them... btw alma is good to see you back

Alma
19-01-06, 21:50
thanks duo :) it is good to be back here.. hopefully, i'll be around more often again :)

Frank D. White
20-01-06, 00:08
shortly after becoming addicted to JREF, I was driving home one afternoon and became blind in my left eye and had just tunnel vission in my right eye. Took a couple asprin and lay down, it went away? A week later the same thing happen again for a half hour. The third time it happened I went to an eye surgeon(dumb ol me hates going to doctors). At the time I was reading 2 or 3 hours a day and spending 3 to 5 hours on JREF. Turns out it was due to eye strain; the doc called it optic migrain, no head ache, just temporary blindness. So his solution was to give up reading or give up JREF; I no longer read!

Frank

:blush:

Flashjeff
22-01-06, 11:56
I guess I'm farsighted since I wear glasses when I read or at the computer as I am now. Guess I'm not invulnerable after all!
:D

GoldCoinLover
22-01-06, 22:32
Rare of the people with a perfect eyesight nowadays. Many people suffer from myopia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myopia) (shortsightedness), some from astigmatism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astigmatism) (problems seeing lines), others from presbyopia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presbyopia) (a kind of farsightedness) or hypermetropia (farsightedness) (farsightedness). Some people cannot distinguish green from red, which is called Daltonism (color blindness) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_blindness). There is also a condition known as night myopia, in which the person cannot see well in low illumination areas.

I suffer from slight myopia. What are you ?

I get short sitedness and the other one mixed up.

I'm 17,I can easily see things close up, but not far away.

Jent
22-01-06, 22:52
//amblyopia//
I have a "lazy eye" as well. Well, what the medical definition is anyways. I guess it's because one eye is stronger than the other. It wasn't always like this, but it's become worse with time. One eye is 20/20, the other is like 20/40, maybe a bit worse.
I should where a contact, but it was difficult for me to get used to. Besides that, I didn't go into the eye doctor because of my "lazy eye", I went because I have a lot of excess "floaters" in my eyes, and they are getting worse and worse. The optometrist didn't tell me anything about that. :okashii:

Riyko
23-01-06, 11:44
I have Astigmatism in both of my eyes, but it's really bad in my left one and not as bad in my right one.

Kinsao
23-01-06, 12:58
I'm very shortsighted, and have a slight astigmatism. I wear contacts (and sometimes specs).

Like you really wanted to know that...

-rika- shinya`
23-01-06, 14:58
i guess i have amblyopia. my right eye is lazy and has slight myopia too whereas my left eye is normal.

Kuro_Tsubasa69
22-02-06, 15:56
I had amblyopia (lazy eye) when I was very young, but trained my eyes well enough that i would move them relatively individually of each other.

Unfortunately my right eye is legally blind, but that's because my left eye is so dominant that the right one gets tired easily. This means that corrective lenses
do very little for me.


:p That's the exact same thing as me, except it's in my left eye. :blush:

RockLee
22-02-06, 19:41
I'm nearsighted, only badly on my right eye though :( My father,brother and sister wear glasses too, go figure who the culprit is ! :/
I wear glasses since 1st grade, last year I started to wear glasses almost every day when using the pc, tv, movies,etc...I can't stand anything close to my eyes, so I guess contacts are a "nono" for me :p

Mycernius
22-02-06, 20:25
I am longsighted, badly in my right eye. I also have a slight astigmatism in my left. I started wearing contacts about 18 months ago, but I still wear my specs for work and for my archery. I probably get it from my father, as he is also long sighted. My mother is shortsighted, but she blames having me for her bad eyesight. The real pig is my brother has perfect eyesight:okashii:

Nannou
22-02-06, 21:35
I've been using computers for 15 years and the only eye issue I have is Mild Deuteranopia.
Yeah tongue twister eh. It's basically slight colour-blindness. All it means is that I can't do those funky coloured dot (Ishihara) tests. http://www.toledo-bend.com/colorblind/Ishihara.html

Apart from that it's not a problemo. The grass isn't red, and jellybeans aren't all grey.

cursore
23-02-06, 09:48
I wear glasses since I was 8 y.o. thanks to that stupid box called television...

godppgo
23-02-06, 20:12
I have mid myopia. Right eye slightly more than left eye. Started way back in junior high. Wear contacts most of the time now.

nova
05-06-06, 15:07
I have Myopia, and recently I seem to have problems to see red so I've been wondering if I might be daltonic also. [Sighs]

Minty
05-06-06, 23:55
What no member in here has perfect vision?:souka:

Oh well I do and so do the rest of my siblings and my parents. Actually my parents wear glasses due to aging reasons, but that's not counted.

My husband wears glasses but he won't tell me whether he is near or far sighted.

Mitsuo
01-12-06, 19:49
I have slight astigmatism, and Myopia.

I am fine without glasses, walking around, driving (even though I am required to wear them while driving). However, I need to put my glasses on when I'm in class.

It's neat. Their are going to be a lot of changes within eye treatment soon.

Alma
01-12-06, 19:55
My husband wears glasses but he won't tell me whether he is near or far sighted.

:? like there is no way you can find out... well, just joking, it is not really important to know, but it's quite funny that he won't tell you

Mitsuo
03-12-06, 04:17
Minty, you should hide his glasses and see what he attempts to look at. If he starts squinting to see far away, then you'll know he has Myopia and Vice versa.

edao
22-09-10, 21:18
I actually had cataracts aged 24. My brother had them aged 19.
There is no family history of it on either side. I now have two false lens in my eyes and have no need for glasse except for when reading up close.
Technically I think I'm a cyborg.:laughing:
Aparently cataract operations have been going on since before the Romans.
Doctors had no answers. Im not colour blind although both my brother are.

LeBrok
23-09-10, 03:57
So far my eyes are fine almost same as at birth. Though with years (45 now) I had to move my books about 4" farther than before. My eyes were never too good to see green. I see grass is green and obvious greens, but if there is a tint of green in some colours I won't see it.

Carlitos
26-09-10, 20:28
I have a perfect vision.

Aristander
27-09-10, 01:20
I am extremely myopic and have been sense I was 8 years old. Glasses were part of my life until I finally found that soft contacts worked great for me. When I turned 50 I developed extremely dry eyes and had to stop wearing contacts. The dry eyes were an early symptom of rheumatoid arthritis.

Marianne
27-09-10, 01:45
I have slight myopia (around 2 degrees in each eye) and I wear contact lenses. I plan on having lasik surgery as soon as my myopia becomes stable (I'm still young :D ).

My dad and my brother have perfect eyesight (ok my dad started developing presbyopia at the age of 47) and my mom has 1.5 degrees of myopia, so I know who to blame!

quikseo
22-06-11, 18:19
I'm glad I'm normal.

firetown
28-05-17, 14:28
Interesting. I cannot find anything reliable in terms of color blindness by region, but northwestern Europe has been indicated as being very high in terms of frequency. Do you have any more specific information how frequent it is in different parts of the British isles?
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(Why are some people color blind? (http://www.firetown.com/why-are-some-people-colorblind/))

I actually had cataracts aged 24. My brother had them aged 19. There is no family history of it on either side. I now have two false lens in my eyes and have no need for glasse except for when reading up close. Technically I think I'm a cyborg.:laughing: Aparently cataract operations have been going on since before the Romans. Doctors had no answers. Im not colour blind although both my brother are.

Jovialis
08-08-17, 18:20
I wear glasses, because I'm as blind as a bat. I have a big-time phobia about anything touching my eyes; so I have never tried contacts.

I was considering LASIK surgery, though.

Angela
08-08-17, 19:03
There isn't a single person in my extended family who wears glasses, but you can develop a need for glasses through straining your eyes, as I did through lots of hours spent reading in very poor light. I even used to do the old flashlight under the covers thing so my mother wouldn't come in and yell at 4 am in the morning because I was still up reading:)

Those kind of eye problems don't usually get very bad, though, thank-goodness. My prescription has changed very little over the years, and I only wear them for real distance. If your eyesight isn't that bad, as you age the shape of the eyeball changes, making you more far-sighted, and the near-sightedness gets better.

The problem with contacts for some people, including me, is that they pop out constantly if you have rather dry eyes. Then you're told to put liquid tears in your eyes all the time. It was too much of a hassle so I just wear glasses for when I really need them, i.e. driving and watching tv from across a room or watching a film at the cinema.

Maybe I'm strange, but I like the way people look in the right glasses, including me. :)

I'm rather intrigued by the whole color blindness thing, particularly the fact that people often don't know they have it. For years my father would make what seemed like strange comments about the color of things, or when asked to go get something of a certain color, wouldn't be able to choose. When he was in his sixties he went in for an eye test because he was getting so far-sighted and they told him. From what I remember it's mostly a male thing, isn't it?

davef
08-08-17, 19:36
I wear glasses, because I'm as blind as a bat. I have a big-time phobia about anything touching my eyes; so I have never tried contacts.

I was considering LASIK surgery, though.

I cannot for the life of me put contacts in!!! You'd have to render me unconscious before attempting :). I tried numerous times but my eyes hate it when something comes too close to them. And I have macular degeneration and the world is a blurry mess without my specs.

paul333
08-11-17, 13:56
I suffer from, Dry eye's, and have to use eye drops daily, as I cannot now produce tears naturally, this began many years ago, but I still do not know the reason.

Wheal
08-11-17, 15:53
//amblyopia//
I have a "lazy eye" as well. Well, what the medical definition is anyways. I guess it's because one eye is stronger than the other. It wasn't always like this, but it's become worse with time. One eye is 20/20, the other is like 20/40, maybe a bit worse.
I should where a contact, but it was difficult for me to get used to. Besides that, I didn't go into the eye doctor because of my "lazy eye", I went because I have a lot of excess "floaters" in my eyes, and they are getting worse and worse. The optometrist didn't tell me anything about that. :okashii:

Did you play soccer and do alot of headers?

Wheal
08-11-17, 16:06
The reason I ask, is that a friend of my son had the same problem, to make a long story short, he went to a specialist and was told that it is a problem more common among good soccer players, his own son had the problem. The reasoning is that doing headers causes the head to compress and puts pressure on the eyeball resulting in tissue tearing from the eye and 'floating' in the fluid. The way the docs son was treated was to take the fluid out of the eye. The bad was, the doctor said they didn't at that time know what the fluid was for and it could cause more problems later on.

This is one of the reasons that they were pushing for some type of head protection when playing soccer.

speedex
27-11-17, 00:21
I have slight astigmatism and I'm correcting it with the help of my eye glasses.