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I Am Nearsighted

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    Me Too

    I'm nearsighted and I've worn glasses since 4th grade.  When I turned 18 I bought my first set of contact lenses.  Have worn them ever since.
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2008

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    I Like My Glasses

    In grd10, two years ago, I started noticing that I had to move closer to the board to see better. It wasn't until the beginning of this year, however, that I finally got my glasses. I love them. I needed a change anyway, and I think I look a lot better with my glasses on. The...
    InvariableAlteration InvariableAlteration 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 9, 2008

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    Not much to say here. The group name says it all. I had to get glasses when I was ten, due to my propensity for reading by the light of the moon. When I was supposed to be sleeping, I would be reading by the moonlight coming in my bedroom window.
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F Oct 14, 2008

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    Sure Am

    If I didn't wear my glasses, I'd be a hazard to myself and others.  So, I need to wear them all the time, except during sleepy-time; sometimes I fall asleep with them on which is not good for obvious reasons.
    ClimbingMountOlympus ClimbingMountOlympus 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 13, 2008

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    Severly Nearsighted

    I got my first glasses between 2nd & 3rd grade ( 7 years old). My dad decided to take me and my sister to an eye doctor. I was very nervous I knew I needed glasses. Surely enough I did. I hated them so much I did not wear them. One day in 3rd grade in math my teacher called on me...
    sarasstories sarasstories 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2012

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    Am I Near Sighted?

    Had an eye exam recently and when i picked up my glasses i noticed the distance vision was blurred. When i am not wearing them i can see the jet in the sky in front of the white plume, so i don't see how the doc can be right about me being near sighted. I don't want to mess up my...
    okwriting okwriting 41-45 1 Response Sep 23, 2011

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    Blind As A Bat!

    I've been wearing glasses since I was in 7th grade. I've never worn contacts, so as you can probably guess, I've been depending on my glasses to help me see clearly. Without them, I can't see anything within five feet in front of me. Everything is just a complete blur. The first...
    mindlesskaay mindlesskaay 26-30, F Sep 28, 2013

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    Optic Illusion For Nearsighted People

    See this photo of Albert Enstine? Now,  lean back a bit and look at this pic again without your glasses. Neat huh?
    NoOnespeical NoOnespeical 22-25, F 2 Responses May 2, 2012

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    I am nearsighted & my vision without corrective

    lenses is really pretty bad. I'm not quite but just about, legally blind without them. I've been wearing glasses since the sixth grade. Unfortunately, my vision has still continued to progressively get worse throughout the years. With that my night vision has become almost...
    7t5HATgirl 7t5HATgirl 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I am nearsighted and I'm wearing glasses

    for almost 8 years with a grade of -3.00 & -3.50. I really want to correct my eyesight in a natural way, no surgeries. I want to see clearly. :(
    iamblue1234 iamblue1234 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Since I Was A Kid.

    I got m first pair of glasses when I was in fifth grade, they were those round Harry Potter-ish glasses which made my round face even rounder. Four years ago I got my current pair (square frame this time) and I haven't had to go back to the eye doctor for a new pair since. The...
    WanderingWiccan WanderingWiccan 18-21, F Feb 19, 2010

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    Without

    Without wearing either glasses or contacts, the world beyond the edge of my nose is turned into a world of blurred colours.  I have extremely bad eyesight, which did not become bad until I started to wear glasses in my early teens.  Now I cannot see without either...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 1, 2009

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    I Had A Physical The Other Day

    And the freakin' lady, so short looked like she couldn't see over her bathroom counter, tells me, "Stand here and look at the eye chart and read the first clear line."   My glasses were in my pickup at my workplace a few miles away.  NOBODY TOLD ME I HAD TO...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2009

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    Oh Yeah

    Near in one eye, far in the other, oh yeah and astigmatism in both. Your wrong, it does happen. Eye doctors ask where I was treated and then rattle off a case number from when they were in med school when I tell them.
    kryptonian kryptonian 31-35, M 2 Responses May 20, 2008

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    Since I Was 17.

                     Am nearsighted and have not had much change since I started wearing glasses. Checking on getting LASIK done.. Be so cool not to wear glasses......
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M 14 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    Gods, 'tis Ridiculous.

    I've had terrible eyesight for most of my life. Because I was homeschooled when I was younger and never had to worry about reading a board, I didn't realize just how bad my eyes were for a long time. Then, in eighth grade, I took some classes through some homeschool program...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2008

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    I Found Out

    When I was 13.  They told me I also had an astigmatism, if that's spelled right.  Anyway they gave me bifocals (at 13 ha) and I cannot for the life of me drive without my glasses. I love my glasses, btw.  I never want contacts because the glasses are just me. ...
    SmotherMe SmotherMe 26-30, F Nov 16, 2008

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    Blind

    Take away my glasses and I can't even tell you there ARE letters on the eye chart!  If you can't see the big E (in the US, at least) it means you're legally blind...so I guess I can honestly say I'm blind without my glasses!Fortunately with glasses I can see normally... but my...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    Started Out Far Sighted

     As a person ages, they get near sighted and now I lean in to read the computer screen, which is getting fuzzier as the years go by.
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 2 Responses Dec 15, 2008

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    Not Too Bad

    I'm within the legal limit for driving but my optician has suggested that I get glasses so that it's easier for me to see things from a distance. It's annoying when I can't read signs and my eyes get tired easily.
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F Sep 30, 2008

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    Damn Glasses

    I can't see my feet without them... well let's say they are at least blurry... I envy those who get up in the morning and can see everything clearly... no hunting for glasses, having to constantly clean them... wipe rain off them and yes.. replace them when you drop them and...
    simplyus simplyus 46-50, M 4 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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    Myopia

    need wear glasses all the time for my -6.00 -6.75
    jenn112 jenn112 22-25 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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    For a Long Time

    I've been wearing glasses because of near sightedness since I was in the third grade.  My mom had really crappy insurance too so I had to get those big plastic glasses that everybody makes fun of.  I got contacts but don't wear them very often because I don't like...
    amahaterita amahaterita 26-30, F Jul 21, 2009

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    I'm nearsighted and have astigmatism in

    both eyes. My vision without glasses is 20/100, but with glasses it's 20/13 in one eye and 20/10 in the other, so I love what my glasses do for me. I have worn both glasses and contacts, but prefer glasses and have worn them for over 30 years.
    agilpro1976 agilpro1976 56-60, M Jun 30

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    What's Your Take?

    My left eye is nearsighted My right eye is perfectly okay (though one test said it is farsighted) I don't wear glasses because I am not used to wearing one, and I can still see thank GOD. Is this NORMAL?
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2013

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    I had wear glasses since I was 13 year old. I am nearsighted. I don't wear glasses when I am taking shower or sleeping.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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