I Have Bad Eyesight

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    Progressives At 22.

    I have glasses since I was 13. I am shortsighted and have astigmatism. Ever since I have astigmatism (age 16) I find it a bit difficult to read without glasses and annoying to read with them. When I was 18 I got weaker glasses to read and work on the computer.  Now, after...
    KathyN89 KathyN89
    22-25, F
    Dec 29, 2011
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    2 Responses Apr 20, 2015

    Fuzzy Eyes - At least according to my mother

    I have bad eyesight and she thinks I need glasses to look at the computer, I just think she's worrying too much.
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 13, 2014


    So I've been wearing glasses since about 2nd grade... contacts since the 8th grade. My vision has been -8.5 for as long as I can remember... definately since high school, and well-let's just say my 10 year reunion is coming up soon! Anyways, yesterday I went for my annual exam...
    BrownSugar0602 BrownSugar0602
    Jun 11, 2012

    Blotches And Blotches Of Colors

    Whenever I go out and take off my glasses to clean them..I look around and suddenly I feel absolutely helpless. Everything is just blotches of blur.I can't make out the face of the person who is walking across the street.It feels so vexing not being able to see anything clearly...
    BedIsland BedIsland
    Aug 20, 2012

    It's That Time Of The Year.

    Yeah it's that time of the year. I don't have anymore contacts left. I also don't have the correct prescription eyeglasses. My glasses are lower than my contacts but it's what makes me feel better about myself. Sure I may not see as far with my glasses but I can see the world a...
    analyzing analyzing
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2012


    When my husband turned 40, he said his eyesight went down.  He had told someone and that person did not believe him.  Then that person ended up saying my husband was right cause he ended seeing the difference once he turned 40 and was in need of glasses.  I'm starting to feel...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Oct 1, 2011

    I have 20/40 vision. I take off my glasses

    and everything's a damn blur. T.T
    CarverReturns CarverReturns
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2016


    I have terrible eyesight, but it seems to get worst in science class. But that is probably due to the fact that the teacher finds it hilarious that he has terrible writing. I am also tall so I am told to sit at the back of the class because a lot of my classmates are really short...
    Cassen1028 Cassen1028
    13-15, F
    Nov 9, 2012

    Don't Even Get Me Started

    I have had this problem for more than 12 years now. I'm short sighted. My lens power is as follows Right eye: -8.25 D Left eye: -8.50 D The doctor tells me that my eyesight will start getting better after I'm 20. I was really disappointed when he told me that. still, I m used...
    Wackypunk Wackypunk
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Jul 30, 2011

    i see blue & gold on

    that dress. lol
    sexymommy2014 sexymommy2014
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 27, 2015

    I remember when I was really young

    and would sit super close to the tv. We didn't even know anything was wrong, until a school, yes, a random school checkup, told me I needed glasses. I've been wearing glasses ever since. But that's not what's interesting. My doctors tell me that um a suspect for pre-glaucoma...
    justthat1girl99 justthat1girl99
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 1, 2015

    Me & My Eyes

    Yep, I am half blind. My left eye is blind, I can only see gray blob shapes out of it and it's color-blind. My right eye, I have to wear glasses with it, to see and yet it's not 20/20 vision. The only thing is, by night time, my right eye is tired and I make too many typing...
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    4 Responses Oct 19, 2008

    I Have Pathetic Eyesight.

    I can't see anything without my glasses... I have always had strange looking eyes because of my exotropia. My parents were sort of irresponsible so they never bother to explore the possibility of patching. As time passed, I lost all vision in my right eye and was bullied...
    HadleighThompson HadleighThompson
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 20, 2010

    OMG I'm So Blind

    I went to the eye doctor the other day. They asked me to take off my glasses and then to read the eye chart. They asked me to read the last line that I could see clearly. I was shocked the only thing I could read was the Big E and even that was blurry. I don't remember my...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2009

    I Do...

    ....have bad eyesight. It is why I wear glasses.
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    2 Responses Apr 10, 2010

    My Near Vision Is Deterioriating

    My eyesight is not that great for distance and I have worn glasses for about 14 years although I probably needed them much before that - I remember having problems focusing on different distances even in my early years at school (I'm now in my mid thirties). However, over the...
    shell02 shell02
    Jul 6, 2012

    Farsighted In One Eye, Nearsighted In The Other...

    my farsighted eye is my left eye, which surprisingly can read up close (under 5 feet, for a short amount of time before vision gets blurred) and my right eye is nearsighted which is just simply nearsighted (vision blurs beyond 5 feet). i barely passed the vision test when i first...
    Salvaged1Gdsm Salvaged1Gdsm
    26-30, M
    Jun 26, 2013
    Lizzyanderson1997 Lizzyanderson1997
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2015

    Well ever since I was born my right eye has

    always been bad. I wore glasses from when I was 2 to when I was 12 so 10 years on glasses.. I stopped wearing them because my eye doctor said that my eye is gonna be the best they can get it to with glasses so I mean it doesn't bother me tho. Like I pretty much don't even use...
    Alisenpai Alisenpai
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 5, 2014

    I'm actually about blind

    as a bat. I wear contact lenses all the time. Sometimes I wi wear my glasses but only at home.
    deleted deleted
    May 6, 2014

    My eyes are super dark they used to get mistaken

    as black not brown (now I say they're brown before someone can say they're black). When I wake up they're a bit lighter though.
    TurtlesAndLlamas TurtlesAndLlamas
    22-25, F
    Dec 2, 2014

    I told by my eye doctor

    that I was super near sighted. But my vision got even worse when I wore the wrong prescription of glasses, because last summer I broke them. I'm thankful now that my I have new frames because I had a hard time with my old replacement.
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3
    Dec 11, 2014

    Has Anyone Heard Of Blackfridaydealz.net

    My buddy just told me he got a pair of glasses with lens for $39 by going to www.blackfridaydealz.net has any one else gone?
    massagework massagework
    Dec 22, 2010

    My dad could be considered legally blind

    because of his bad eyesight. His glasses lens are way thicker than mine and my lens are 8 or 9 mm thick.
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472
    13-15, F
    Jun 19, 2015

    My Eyes

    I have pretty bad eyesight. I have for a long time. I got my first pair of glasses in first or second grade.Throughout the years, my eyesight has gotten much worse, of course. I remember a few years ago when I couldn't see who a group of people were, even with my glasses on. That...
    animallover110293 animallover110293
    22-25, F
    Apr 15, 2013

    The Haze

    If you were to see though my eyes without my glasses it would be looking through a window of a car your done scrapping the frost off. Once you get inside there's still that haziness that needs to be cleared only with the heater on. I've had this kind of vision ever since I was 12...
    PureEvil PureEvil
    18-21, F
    Feb 18, 2012

    I'm 27, With -25 Glasses..And My Dog Just Ate My Glasses.

    I was born with poor vision. Wore glasses as a baby. Got surgery as a baby and when I was in elementary school. Sometimes I just want to talk to people that understand. Today, I found my glasses broken and chewed on by my dog. My glasses were $500+. I can't just go to...
    faithrahl faithrahl
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 22, 2013

    Could Use A Monocle

    When I was ten years old some boy threw a ball of mud into my eyes on a beach. It hit quite directly to the left one and I was taken to the hospital, because I saw everything double. Apparently the cornea was broken ( I have no idea what it is, but that's what they told me...
    Fearofsilence Fearofsilence
    18-21, F
    Apr 9, 2010

    I got my first glasses

    when I was 4 my kindergarten teacher noticed me squinting and told my parents. When I went to the eye doctor and got my glasses my parents were told I needed to wear them full-time because my vision was already pretty bad. Every year I went my prescription increased, then...
    madison16 madison16
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2015

    Brain Tumor.

    I came hard of sight when i was 3 i had a brain tumor.I was rilly ill and i lost my sight because of it.I use a screen reader for my phone and pc.I am not at college because i cant find a college for the blind near me.And i can not work so i am at home moste of the time.
    2012blueboy 2012blueboy
    18-21, M
    Jun 16, 2012

    I Wish I Could Have Corrective Surgery

    I just ordered a new pair of glasses.  I am now at the age where I need progressive lenses which makes my already expensive lenses even more so. 
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Feb 16, 2008
    chocolatecrazy9010 chocolatecrazy9010
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2015


    Yep I'm nearsighted. I squint a lot. I can't drive without glasses. I think in my old age my near vision is starting to go a little bit too. But not to bad yet.
    ibesilly ibesilly
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2008

    My Eyes.

    My left eye is a lazy eye. So, I wear glasses. They help to keep my lazy eye in focus. I have had surgery on that eye twice. I don't remember it at all. I was young when I had the surgery. Its explains why I can't stand any  thing near my eyes.
    acjf acjf
    22-25, F
    Sep 26, 2010

    What Eye Chart????

    I've worn glasses since I was 8 or 9.  I urgently needed them long before.  I remember being in early grade school, standing directly under a street sigh, not able to clearly see the letters.Fast-forward 20-odd years.At my last eye appointment I wouldn't have seen the eye chart...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2011
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