I Am Blind As a Bat Without Glasses

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    Blind Without Glasses To

    just had a yearly eye exam and was told my vision is 10/350 with out glasses and 20/20 with. she told me without glasses i am legally blind. so i knew my vision was so bad that i can not see the big E at all but i did not realize it was this bad. i cant even see a person face...
    littlema07 littlema07
    26-30, F
    Nov 12, 2012

    I used to read in the dark

    when I was in K/1st grade. Got glasses in 2nd grade. "I cannot see I'm legally blind" πŸ˜‚
    thequeen13 thequeen13
    16-17, F
    Feb 18

    Everything Became A Haze

    I was diagnosed with strabismus when I was about 2 and have been wearing glasses ever since. I was the cute little bug eyed Blonde girl who had to sit in the front row of every class. When I turned 11 I got contacts and wore them for a couple years but I now have glasses again...
    BlackTattooedEverything BlackTattooedEverything
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 6, 2013

    It's funny, but once I was cleaning my glasses

    with a towel, then I saw a kind of black rubber entering into the house under the door ..... I looked and looked at it, so I approached a little and I called my sister and said, Look, there is a rubber moving there ..... she ran and she said it was a black snake, and I got...
    000Thallensjaan 000Thallensjaan
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Sep 27, 2015

    Well, only people close to me knows

    that I wear glasses. Imagine my horror when I had eye infection that lasted for a week, I had to skip work. :p Nope, I don't wear eyeglasses outside, I am not comfortable wearing it. I am near-sighted and I only wear clear soft contacts which I replace monthly. Planning on have...
    myzunderstood myzunderstood
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 6, 2014
    ksbobmst ksbobmst
    26-30, M
    Aug 6, 2015

    Oh, I know I need new ones really bad.

    The glare-proof gimmick is almost gone and so is the water-repellent coating. These are going to cost me a small fortune....
    Lilyhammer420 Lilyhammer420
    26-30, F
    Sep 6, 2015

    yes I am lost when I do not have my specs to

    hand I am a walking disaster
    iankenrick iankenrick
    51-55
    Apr 27, 2015

    I've had my -15 myopia used aganst me several

    times. The one that upsets me the most is when my parents did it. When I was 16 they caught me trying to sneak out of the house after midnight to hang with some friends across the street. My punishment...the took away my glasses and contacts for 3 days. So for 3 days i was...
    iwantsum iwantsum
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 10
    Moretis Moretis
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 20, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 28, 2015

    I need to get some glasses haven't had a pair

    in a couple years. My eye sight has gotten worse it seems.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989
    26-30, M
    Sep 25, 2015

    But that doesn't mean I can't see how many

    fingers you're holding up, geniuses Okay, maybe it does but hey these glasses are doing a good job Ten years with glasses and counting
    iiArial iiArial
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2014

    I need to go to the eye doc again

    and get some new glasses before all I could see is silhouettes.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Sep 6, 2015
    tootaloo tootaloo
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 23, 2014

    That big black 'E' at the top of the distance

    vision test.. yeah, not there, doesnt exist, just waves of blurry white. love glasses, hate dependency
    mocksea mocksea
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2015

    that moment you clean your glasses

    and the worlds suddenly HD.
    Strange2Confused Strange2Confused
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    Where One Sense Weakens, Another Sense Strengthens.

    I'm not completely or legally blind, except in the dark, & extremely blurry when focusing on little objects or words or details of faces from a not so short distance. Yes, this gives me headaches and hopes of an eye exam, but in the short time since the first time I got glasses...
    MizzyPilot MizzyPilot
    26-30, F
    Sep 25, 2013

    I remember when I could get by

    and not wear them.. Those were the days.
    chapter7 chapter7
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2015

    Can't See Without Them

    I've had glasses for around 7 years - since I was around 8, and I had around -7.00 in each eye. Now, I have -12.00 in each. Without my glasses, I can barely see thing! I was in a relationship where me and my girlfriend had an argument, so she felt that taking my glasses and...
    ForsakenMelodies ForsakenMelodies
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2012
    flowergirl1997 flowergirl1997
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 21, 2015

    I got glasses in the 4th grade

    because I had trouble seeing the board. Ever since then, my eyesight has gotten worse and worse and now I can't see **** without them. Sorry about the old picture btw it's the only picture I have of me with my glasses lol
    MacKenzieRaae MacKenzieRaae
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 10

    Eye Chart?

    Take away my glasses and I'm not even sure where the eye chart is, let alone being able to read the thing!
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    May 27, 2012

    Sometimes i can't even see

    that there are words on a sign, let alone what it says. I can't see anything past like three feet its such a pain
    anovasiangel anovasiangel
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2014
    CynthiaEdmonds CynthiaEdmonds
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2015

    Blind As A Bat Too

    hahaha! this is a funny group..heheh...yes i have an EXTREMLY strong perscription. my eyes are -14, laser cant fix them nor wav..only thing threy suggested was cateract sergery but im too young for that..anyways...yes when i dont have my glasses on everything is blurry i cant...
    ElectroMagneticForce ElectroMagneticForce
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Mar 27, 2010
    BlackBloodDemon BlackBloodDemon
    13-15, M
    1 Response May 18, 2015

    You could be standing in front of me completely

    nude, and if I don't have my glasses, I'd never be able to tell.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    16-17, M
    1 Response Oct 23, 2015

    Walked thru the rain

    for a whole hour and survived.!!
    petramullins petramullins
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2015

    I can't see anything without them

    and today, my brother broke my glasses so I have to go the rest of the week "blind" ..Well, no I had to wear contacts for the first time.
    TylerAndTrevor TylerAndTrevor
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2015

    I Wish I Could See Myself Sometimes

    I know when I don't have my glasses on (sometimes even when they are on) I don't always see everything. I have tripped, fallen, and even ran into things that people say "didn't you see that?" I can honestly say no I didn't. It's rather amusing and I really wish I could see it...
    Tara277 Tara277
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 15, 2013

    Glasses for almost 20 years.

    Eye doctor appointment today. Eyes dilated. Can barely see my freakin phone. :)
    mbroderson mbroderson
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2014

    I'm not entirely blind

    as bat, but I definitely cannot see anything from a far and my friends find it hilarious. Whenever I take off my glasses to clean them or rub my eye, they'll take them and run away to hide them and watch as I struggle to get them back since I can't run without them on
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 25, 2015

    Vulnerable

    With my being next to blind without my glasses, i fell very vulnerable without them. Combine astigmatism with severe nearsightedness and the world is a total blur. My day doesn't begin until I put them on. I hate waking up and not being able to see my own hand as I grope for them...
    iwantsum iwantsum
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jun 27, 2009

    Having a prescription somewhere in the -17.

    0 area, I really enjoy the freedom that my contacts offer me over my glasses. One benefit I've enjoyed is that they aren't prone to being knocked off as easily as glasses. At least that was what I thought until one day recently. I went to walk on some trails at a park one morning...
    iwantsum iwantsum
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jun 26, 2015

    I didn't realize how blind I was

    until I actually got glasses. I was trying to look at the digital clock this morning and it was so blurry...I don't know how I managed to get around without glasses for 16 years.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 27, 2015

    I have worn glasses since the 1st grade .

    The first thing I do in the morning is put them on . I can not see a thing with out them lol .
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 25, 2015

    I cant see anything if i dont wear my glasses

    and i HATE them :( My mum says im not allowed contact lenses till in bout 15 :( Im only 12!
    XxTwistedxX XxTwistedxX
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2015

    That moment when you were too eager to get your

    contacts off... then comes the realisation that you have no idea where your glasses are - the aimless groping begins...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 21, 2015
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 23, 2015

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