Stronger Lenses

I'm short sighted and I've worn glasses fulltime since I was 8. But the one thing that really puzzles me is why since I got into my teens I adore getting stronger lenses. In fact its got to the stage where I can barely wait for my eyetests to come round and I'm bringing them forwards more and more. I even cheated last time to get a stronger prescription than I actually needed and when I tried my new glasses on it was like magic. Do anymore myopics feel lik this? 
Katriona Katriona
18-21, F
1 Response Jun 9, 2007

Hi, I'm short-sighted too, have been since I was 8.<br />
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Like, you, I like getting stronger lenses, but I've heard some eye doctors say that it is better for you to go with lenses that balance out correcting your vision but not overdoing it.<br />
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Apparently, there are those that say that over powering your lenses can weaken your vision over time and cause more damage in the long run.<br />
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Since I heard that, I have been nothing but honest as to whether or not I can see things well with a given lens when I am being tested at the optometrist. <br />
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As soon as things get overpowering, I have them dial it down one level and if things look fine/clear, that is the level that I pick for my glasses.<br />
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You can help your eyes naturally by drinking raw carrot juice made up in a juicer or blender. <br />
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I don't drink it all of the time, but when I do, I find that my eyes do feel a bit energized, without the need for stronger lenses.<br />
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I mix it with fruit juice, and it tastes great!<br />
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:)