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I Am Blind As a Bat Without Glasses

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    Blind As A Bat Is An Understatement.

    I absolutely cannot see five feet infront of me without my glasses. I'm blind in my right eye, and my vision is very bad in my left eye, so I get what it's like.
    dillonhogan dillonhogan 13-15 Jun 3, 2010

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    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

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    I am practically blind without them .

    Sometymes its depressing I feel ugly becoz of dem
    poulamibonnie poulamibonnie 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Number Thirteen

      I first had to get glasses in the third grade although my eyes weren't really that bad at that time. And like any other kid at that time I believe glasses weren't cool that I would be an automatic freak or nerd so I tried every single way of breaking my glasses...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    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 13-15, F Mar 26

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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

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    - 4.50 in both eyes, with astigmatism in the

    right eye. Okay, technically not blind but, anything more than a foot from my face is not clear.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    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

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    Legally Blind Without Glasses, Almost Still lb With Glasses, Thank You Mother

    My eyesight is very bad, both of my eyes suffering serious, irreparable damage during the course of my childhood, specifically between the ages of 2 and 11. Both of my retinas are severely scarred, and  blood vessels inside the eyes are damaged as well. Without glasses my...
    deepintheheart deepintheheart 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 21, 2011

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    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 3 Responses Jun 27, 2009

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    Concert Fun

    I recently had to morbidly terrifying experience of loosing my glasses in a crowd. Moreover, at an AFI concert during one of their more agressive songs - Love is a Many Splendored Thing. For the chorus, we were all sreaming ' I hate you' (perhaps the only lyrics one can...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Apr 28, 2010

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    Blinder Than A Bat (If Such A Term Existed)

    I literally cannot see anything text-like without my glasses unless it's either 10cm from my face or 1m high and wide, I can't even see what I'm writing now without squinting or putting my face right up to the screen I have severe myopia and have had since I was 7. Other people...
    Wildt4lon Wildt4lon 13-15 2 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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    Must Have Glasses Is Understatement

       Except for reading, I need glasses for every other aspect of my life.  I got them in Kindergarten and they have been a ever present part of my life since.  I'm 20/50 to 20/70 corrected vision with a astigmatism, myopia, and stereo blindness.  The only limits I have is no...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Jul 17, 2012

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    Damn Keracotonus its really bad now.

    I hate it in 2 years I've gone from perfect vision to needing stronger and stronger glasses. Its not even like glasses are that amazing, they hurt after a while and the need to wear them is annoying but meh, without them I can barely read anyting. Yesterday I couldn't even make...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 6, 2013

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    Although Bats Aren't Blind....

    Bats aren't actually blind (that's just a myth), but I practically am lol. I started wearing glasses in the first grade, a month after my seventh birthday. I was afraid at first that people were going to make fun of me for it, but they didn't. I turned 27 a month & a half ago...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2009

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    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

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    Can't See Jeopardy.

    Just right now I am watching jeopardy and I cannot see it at all.  This sucks so bad.  Not to mention my identity is in unknown hands right now, so I am freaked the **** out.
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F Mar 10, 2009

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    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 26-30, F Oct 15, 2013

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    I wear contacts but my prescription is L:6.

    0 R.3.5 BLIND AS HEEEEAAALLL *************
    LivinLovinLaughinSomethin LivinLovinLaughinSomethin 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    tootaloo tootaloo 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    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

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    Blind As a Bat.....probably Worse!

    I am totally useless without my glasses - or rather without my glasses or contacts as I am usually in contacts rather than glasses but you get the idea. Without either I am blind, they say as blind as a bat but maybe a bat is better off. I am very short-sighted - I am in the -12...
    Helena1989 Helena1989 18-21, F Sep 21, 2009

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    Cant Even See The Computer Screen Without Them

    ok so I am blind as a bat without my glasses and have been known to walk out in traffic without them and drop them right in front of me and not be able to find them and have can not see two feet in front of me without them
    fae430 fae430 22-25 Dec 5, 2012

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    One Day - Lasik

    In the meantime, yes - I am a blind as a bat without my glasses. I've had them since I was knee high to a circket and it's just gotten worse over the years. It's not that I don't look good in glasses mind you, but it's just frustrating at times because they need constant cleaning...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 28, 2009

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    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

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    I can only see clearly literally 3 inches in

    front of my eyes. I started wearing glasses in grade 2 and I've always needed them to see anything at a distance clearly. But until my teens I could pretty much still read without my glasses on. During my teenage years, my eyesight worsened until I could not read anything...
    glassesfriendcy glassesfriendcy 26-30, T 1 Response Mar 26

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    I can't see ANYTHING without my glasses (or

    contacts). I have AWFUL eyesight.
    lillylolz lillylolz 13-15, F Jan 22

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    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

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    Or Contacts

    I got my first glasses and contacts when I was 12. I had no idea that I couldn't see. I guess I was just used to it. It was like a whole new world, looking at things through the lenses! I remember stepping outside of the optometrist's office and noticing the trees, how I could...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2008

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    For Those Totally Dependent On Glasses Or Contacts

      Like a lot of people, I really need my glasses just to function. Sometimes even finding them is a real pain if I don't know exactly where they are. I'm sure we've all seen things on tv like I did couple of weeks ago or so where a characters glasses get lost or...
    busybody busybody 22-25 4 Responses Apr 26, 2009

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    Blurry

    I've worn glasses since I was about fourteen.  At that time, I could see a couple of meters in front of my face but my vision rapidly deteriorated over the next few years.   Now, although my vision has thankfully stopped getting worse I can only see about a foot in...
    Ryuuzaki Ryuuzaki 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 3, 2008

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    Ms. Magoo!

    I can't see anything without my glasses. On my bad days, it's even hard to see WITH my glasses, let alone without. I am blind in my left eye, so the glasses are really for my right eye. Without my glasses.... I see nothing but an endless sea of fog. I can't make out any shapes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    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 1 Response Dec 17, 2012

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    Blurry World

    I cant see without my glasses. I mean I can see but only if I am an inch away from something or else its a case of seeing blurred images. I have had glasses since I was 17, should have had them before but didnt get round to it. Had a phase then of just contacts as I didnt want...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    It'S Always One...

    Apparently I'm only blind in one eye which has an absurd number of scars. Always that one stupid one that screws everyone...
    CandraFlare CandraFlare 22-25, F Aug 28, 2013

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    damnwestcoast damnwestcoast 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I ruins my life, it seems like no one understands and no one is able to calm me down. That's not their fault of course, but I just can't help but think what my life would be...
    tianakate tianakate 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    Or at least I think so lol. I wear a little bit of makeup, and my glasses cover how tired I always look. But here's a pic of me without makeup or glasses on just for your...
    bribri590 bribri590 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 7

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    I may not ever "beat" depression, but the battle is easier now. Suicidal thoughts have been gone almost entirely. I've only had one episode in the last three years. The dark skies...
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    August 31. Denial. I've been recovering many years. I've used denial many times. It has been a defense, a survival device, a coping behavior, and, at times, almost my undoing. It...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have bad vision :( but I do like my glasses. I think I look better with glasses than without.
    truthtobetold truthtobetold 13-15, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Someone told me i look better with glasses :/ :( he was the only one to say that others, say i look the same or better without 😌
    Snoopyster Snoopyster 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    When I needed glasses I was so happy because I loved how glasses looked. The other kids made a big deal about glasses and was afraid to wear them but I didn't care. I like the...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I normally wear lenses but I have recently bought glasses to wear at the weekend or in the evening. They make me look lim my age or at least more serious a few people said. I...
    LeahNl LeahNl 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I just got a new pair of glasses and I'm currently loving them. Glasses-wearing people, please give me your attention: don't you hate it when you start to blush and your glasses...
    mercifulpennies mercifulpennies 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yes, I have glasses, and I hate them! Some people look good with glasses but I do not have a symmetrical face and most glasses do not fit me well, and slide down my nose. I'm...
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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