I Am Nearsighted

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 185 People

    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

    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

    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, 2014

    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
    Jan 1, 2009

    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
    13 Responses Jul 16, 2009

    I feel like this everytime I'm not wearing my

    glasses. :P My mom says that I don't look myopic when I'm not wearing them, but I still feel derpy. XD  
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed
    13-15
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2015

    Nearsighted with astiigmatism

    and my new glasses will have an add in them. I got glasses when I was 7 now I am 17. Every year my eyesight has gotten worse. Now at 17 I have a prescription of -10.75 and -12.00 with -3.5 and -4.25 astiigmatism and an add of 1.00 in both eyes. I don't show it but I am very...
    summerraiyne summerraiyne
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 29, 2015

    I am severly nearsighted

    and have quite a bit of astigmatism. I got my first ones when I was 4 years old, I had to start wearing them full-time because my eyesight was apparently already pretty bad and I had astigmatism. Every year my eyesight got steadily worse. When I was 11 my eyesight started to...
    madison16 madison16
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jan 2, 2015

    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

    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
    RachanaN RachanaN
    26-30, F
    Aug 29, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    agilpro1976 agilpro1976
    56-60, M
    Jun 30, 2014

    Myopia

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

    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, 2014

    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
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2013

    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
    Sep 23, 2011

    I am nearsighted and I love it!

    I love wearing glasses so much especially strong/thick ones. As of last I have officially hit the -20s for my prescription and officially have a stronger prescription than anyone I know. This is actually kind of weird though cause just about 4 years ago I did not even need...
    SarahSG SarahSG
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 21, 2015

    ...

    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

    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

    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

    Getting new glasses again.

    I missed my last appointment, so it has been about a year since I last got my eyes checked. Like always, my prescription increased. I will soon be sporting my first double digit glasses. My prescription is now -11.25, -12.00 and -3.00 and -3.75 astigmatism. This is the biggest...
    sarahsstories sarahsstories
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    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

    Just had an eye doctors appointment

    after a year and almost 3 months (I had been pushing it off cause I knew I would hate the outcome). It was complete disappointment, I got so much more nearsighted and my astigmatism power also increased. This increase is so much more than any I have ever had in the past. My...
    sarahsstories sarahsstories
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 7, 2015

    I just got contacts. Truth be told,

    I'm a little nervous about wearing them.... >.<
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed
    13-15
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

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