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What do you rock to see 20/20

Nothing I have willed my eyesight into perfection (I expect only SVV to answer this)
1 (4%)
Contacts
2 (8%)
Glasses
10 (40%)
combination glasses and contacts
4 (16%)
I had lasers shot into my eyeballs and now I can see perfectly
4 (16%)
I had lasers shot into my eyeballs and now I'm blind
0 (0%)
Have had perfect vision all my life.
4 (16%)

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Offline fuhr

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how do you see?
« on: May 22, 2014, 03:32:24 PM »
I've been blind since first grade and in need of something to help see since then.  Older I get the less hours I can wear contacts at a time and find my fat head smashing glasses onto my face more and more. 
Since Jammen has told me twice to change my signature, I can only assume his wrestling knowledge is no longer something I can count on along with pizza and beer.

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Re: how do you see?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 04:25:16 PM »
I wear my glasses almost all the time now.  I have dreams of getting lasik or lasek or however the hell it's spelled. I wear contacts when I know I'm going to be outside and will need my Oakley's.  My eyes just get too dry and tired wearing contacts, doesn't matter what type I wear.
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Re: how do you see?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 04:35:08 PM »
I gotten to the point were now I need glasses  :-[ my 20\20 sight is gone! :'(
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Re: how do you see?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 07:01:04 PM »
I need only uses glasses to drive and watch a movie or play or something. 

Vision is a little fuzzy for most things but clear enough not to need glasses.  Is a little embarrassing when I can't recognize anyone by face from 50ft.

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Re: how do you see?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 08:29:06 PM »
I take my glasses off to read.
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Re: how do you see?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2014, 08:29:26 PM »
classes since I was a little kid.  Contacts when I play sports or when I really need to see clearly. But I wear glasses 99.9% of the time.

20/400

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Re: how do you see?
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2014, 08:37:31 PM »

20/400


Wow.  I don't run into many who are worse than me (of course I don't ask a lot of people either).  I'm 20/200 with astigmatisms' in both eyes.  can't imagine 20/400.   
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Re: how do you see?
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2014, 11:39:28 PM »
I'm perfect.
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Re: how do you see?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2014, 12:17:44 AM »
Who had laser surgery and what was your experience with it?
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Re: how do you see?
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2014, 08:26:15 AM »
Who had laser surgery and what was your experience with it?

I did.  It was great.

I laid down, they put some anesthetic drops in my eyes, and then moved the machinery over my head.  They covered one eye, and told me to stare at the red light with the other.  They lowered a microkeratome, which is sort of like a guillotine for eyes, and cut a flap in my cornea.  The drops worked fine, and there was no real discomfort there.  Then, the cool part:  they lifted the flap.  It was as if you suddenly realized that you were watching the world on a movie screen, because a giant had come up behind the screen, grabbed a corner of it, and yanked it away.  Behind it was a hazy dark-grey hole, with the neat red light in the middle now shining as if through a cloud.

Then, the laser began working, with a pop-pop-pop-pop-pop sound.  One of the neat things they don't tell you beforehand:  I noticed a burning smell from, presumably, my eyeball.  When I mentioned it afterwards, they admitted that every once in awhile a patient would bring that up.  (I'd declined the Valium; I think they give people that so they don't notice or flip out over such things.)  Pretty soon the laser stopped, the world was flipped back into place, and I had a moment of seeing with perfect clarity, as if I had my glasses on.  Then they covered the eye, and did the other one.

After the anesthetic wore off, I spent about a day and a half with my eyes mostly closed, with the feeling that I'd been chopping far too many onions.  And then it was over, and I had 20/20 vision.

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Re: how do you see?
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2014, 08:32:37 AM »
I take it you had both done at once? What was your previous eye condition? Near, far, etc.?
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Re: how do you see?
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2014, 08:35:49 AM »
Both at once, and very near-sighted.

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Re: how do you see?
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2014, 10:14:48 AM »
Thanks for the input. Been thinking about it.
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Re: how do you see?
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2014, 07:24:21 AM »
And then it was over, and I had 20/20 vision.

So now you don't need corrective lenses for distance, but what about close up? Do you now need "cheaters" to read your phone or a magazine?

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Re: how do you see?
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2014, 08:58:47 AM »
And then it was over, and I had 20/20 vision.

So now you don't need corrective lenses for distance, but what about close up? Do you now need "cheaters" to read your phone or a magazine?

I do not. I was told I would need them around the time I turned 40, but I'm two years past, and still reading easily. It's probably inevitable, but there's no sign of it happening soon.

You can, by the way, choose how to have your eyes focused when you have the surgery. As you get older, and lose some of the muscular control over the eye, you can choose to have the focus adjusted with another round of surgery, and get good reading vision at the expense of some clarity at distance.

Some people split the difference, and have one eye tuned better for reading, and the other for distance. This sounds like it would be awful, but it isn't; most people don't see the same with each eye anyway, and your brain works to turn what it gets from the eyes into a single coherent picture.