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User currently offlineYKA From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 766 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

I went to get an eye exam today after I noticed my right eye to be giving me crisper eyesight then my left one.My assumptions were well founded.

It seems my right eye is nearly 20/20 while my left eye is weaker at around 20/40. He suggested I wear glasses when im driving or need to see stuff in the distance clearly and said that the sight problem was related to growing too fast at some point these las 6 years since my eye exam in 1995 showed that I had perfect vision. The specs he perscribed will give me 20/15 or better eyesight.

I'm kinda glad I finaly went to the opotmetrist after a few years of denial and squinting through high school. I haven't recieved my glasses yet but I'm sure they will help me out.

So back to the topic, how good is your eyesight( provide 20/XX figures if you know them)?

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User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4802 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

I don't have the scores, but my left eye is pretty close to 20/20...if people look through that lens on my glasses it just looks clear to them with no difference. My right eye it is a bit wore however...and I need glasses espescially in lectures.

However, I passed the sight test for my driver's license without my glasses.


User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2093 times:
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I was 22 when I started wearing glasses for reading and close-up work and computers. Thankfully my eyesight has not got worse since then. It's not bad..I can get away with not wearing glasses, but it's better if I have them on.

However, I passed the sight test for my driver's license without my glasses. ..yeah, me too thankfully, because I already wear sunglasses when driving most of the time, and while my distance vision is not perfect I don't have any problems when driving.

My optometrist said that human eyes were not designed to focus close-up on things like computers or books for any length of time ..is that why so many people have glasses??

Sorry I can't remember what my 20/xx vision is...

=



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User currently offlineJoona From Finland, joined May 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Talking about dipoptris....my left eye is 1.8 and right eye is 1.0

Joona



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User currently offlineYKA From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

My left is -1 and my my right is -0.5. You seem to have the same(but reversed) problem as I do where both ayes are not same. Do you wear glasses?

User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3682 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

Good question !

I don't know how much I have on 20.
But my lenses are -4 dioptries for both eyes.

I always thought I had then 0/10, cos' I can't read any letter, even the biggest, at 5 meters. But it seems 0/10 is for blind people.
I would be interested to know how much I have.


User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3682 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

By the way, with lenses I have 12/10

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4358 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

oh jeez, LOL, the sight test is very easy at the the DMV. I cannot beleive that many of my friends failed it. I could easily read the last bottom line on the machine. I am like 20/200 uncorrected but with my lenses on im and equal to 20/20 or better corrected. I don't wear glasses anymore because I couldn't be able to fly with my cool shades. I use to have shades that clips on your frames but it looks horrible and very uncomfortable.

Kevin/DCA



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User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

My left eye is 20/20, and my right is 20/13. This doesn't bother me at all. It's just normal for me. I'm not complaining; I'm the only one in my family with good eyes.

User currently offlineAirways1 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2061 times:

So it must be true that w**king makes you blind

User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

Left was 20/20, right was 20/10.


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User currently offlineJoona From Finland, joined May 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

YKA, I was given glasses um....8 years ago, but never used them. I decided that I will never use glasses until I definitely have to and can't see a shit without them. Right now, I don't need them. Looking at a plane flying 10km above me, I can tell ya the airplane type, number of engines, location of engines.

Also, at school that one bitch (school nurse or whatever it was) told me that my vision is so excellent that it is very hard to prove that I need glasses.

My left eye replaces right one and vice versa when looking close/far. And thanks to that, I can see clearly everything at distances from 5cm to >10km thus making my vision excellent.

Joona



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User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

Right -1.25
Left -1.75


User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

Dunno the eysight, but I wear glasses, with a correction of 1,25 for both eyes. Pretty blind I'm without 'em  Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

User currently offlineCPRjet From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

Right -3.50, left -2.50

User currently offlineWestjet_737 From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 869 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

Right Eye +2.25 +1.00 x 105 (or 10.5 I cant read the prescription right)
Left Eye +2.50


User currently offlineNightcruiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

I'd say my vision is 20/50 for both eyes. I used to have 20/20 vision until I was in the 7th or 8th grade. I dunno how the f**k my eyesight got screwed up so now I have to wear gay glasses when I drive. I'm a bit nearsighted, so I need to wear glasses(or contacts) to see things far away. And here comes the bad part: In 8th grade, I was given the option to wear contacts. I chose to do so. The contacts were extremely difficult to put on my eyes, and they took very long to put them on. Plus, whenever I did manage to get them on, the contacts simply just FELL OFF MY EYES!!!!!!!!!!! Unbelievable. In fact, one day when I was in the 9th grade, I was sitting at the computer when all of a sudden my right contact lens just dropped right off my eye. A minute later, my left contact lens fell off! So now I just stick with glasses, and I can't wait till I get laser eye surgery to restore my perfect vision once and for all!

User currently offlineIMIssPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6332 posts, RR: 33
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

Airways1, Walking makes you blind?

YKA , My eyesight is good enough so's I can see the grammatical error in your heading. Do you see it in this sentence?



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineJetBlue26 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 82 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2017 times:

I went to take the New york city lifeguard tryout test and I didnt even get into the water because they did an eye exam and found that I didnt meet the requirements...I get another chance though. I have had bad vision since 7th grade but I have always avoided glasses. Last night during my flying lesson my instructor asked me how good my vision was because he felt like I judged things too high or low and stuff like that. I guess its time to go get those wonderful glasses I have always wanted.
-jb26


User currently offlineYKA From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

IMIssPiedmont, Its not a gramatical error, the original title was suppose to be "How's Your Eyesight" but at the last moment I figured "How good is your eyesight" would be a better titile. Somehow I forgot to change the How's to How and hence the they typo.

User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

20/10 in both eyes.

User currently offlineIllini_152 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1996 times:

Used to be -4.0 -1.0 x 170 in each eye, then suffered an injury to one eye, ended up being totally blind for two weeks out of that one...
After a year I came back... vision is unchanged in the one eye, and -3.75 -1.75x 010 in the other, go figure...



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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8171 posts, RR: 54
Reply 22, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1997 times:

Clearly I have overindulged in the Five Knuckle Shuffle Dept., since I'm completely blind in one eye (since birth actually so wanking had nothing to do with it) and quite short-sighted in the other. I can still get a PPL though (not that I plan to, leave it to the pros, thinking JFK jr).


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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 23, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

Blind as a bat without my glasses. I'm both nearsighted and astigmatic in both eyes, my left eye is very astigmatized.

A few years ago I went to be fitted for contact lenses and found out that my corneas are shaped weird so that they won't hold the lenses. I can only wear glasses until (and that's a big until IF) I have laser surgery to reshape my corneas.

I also have a focusing spasm and a lot of difficulty with spatial relationships in general, so... You can probably "see" why I'm not going to pursue a pilot's license of any sort.

redngold



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User currently offlineTurbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1972 times:

My eyes:
OD -3.00, -0.5, 180°
OS -1.75
Needless to say, I see crap without my worst enemy in life, i.e. my glasses. I hate the way I look in glasses, so unnatural, so nerdish. I tried contacts but couldn't wear them, now I'm pestering my parents to let me try again, so I hope they let me and they work out for me. When I write I usually take off my glasses, though, I'm short sighted and I can see writing OK, worst with people around ten feet away from me... I hardly recognize them! When I'm sitting at coffee with girls I also make it a point to take off my glasses.
-turbolet


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