Blink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 680 times:
I wear sun glasses ( they are oakleys) and what i hate is that they just broke but the place I bought them at(sunglass hut) can send you an envelope that you fill out then send it to oakley and they charge you based on repair.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
Macair SAAB From Australia, joined May 1999, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 669 times:
I wear glasses and have since I was 15. I don't waer then all the time because I am only slighty shortsighted and can see well enough without them. I only wear them when I drive, at night and when I want to look a year older (It works I might add).
As for people who want to correct their vision but not have laser surgery. I have been told of Ortho-K lenses which are contact lenses which can correct the curve on the cornea of the eye, which means that glasses don't have to be worn.
TurboTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 639 times:
I wear glasses in the early morning and late at night before and after I wear my contacts. I don't have a problem with contacts or glasses, except that the lenses sometimes get fogged up. Has anyone had or going to get Lasik, the Laser Eye Treatment?
DeltaAgent From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 634 times:
I have worn glasses for almost 18 years. Since I have worn them so long, they are a part of me. I feel naked without them. My husband says I look cute with my glasses on.
As for lasik, they show the operation on late night TV for the opticians who perform the surgery. I thought about doing it until I found out you have to be awake the whole time. NO WAY!! I hate having anything near my eyes. I will reconsider if they can completly knock me out and promise I will have no memories of the operation.
Dk From France, joined Jan 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 625 times:
I have been wearing glasses for over 35 years and have tried contacts 3 different times and can't seem to get used to them. The optician keeps telling me that I will have to eventually get bi-focals, ugh! I will try and keep that day at bay for as long as I can!!
Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6461 posts, RR: 54
Reply 22, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 619 times:
Everybody will have to wear glasses. How long time is left until you turn 40 or 45?
Don't think about laser sugery unless you are extremely near sighted. Laser surgery is sometimes considered a substitute for glasses. That's only partly correct. First you have to be very lucky with the operation not to need correction at all to have a perfect eyesight after the operation.
But in any case, long time before you are fifty - and everybody becomes fifty one day if they live long enough - then you will need reading glasses, computer glasses, car driving glasses, and bi- or multi-focals for utility use. That's how it is. And at that time you can also just forget about contact lenses because you can't change them fast enough as needed.
To those of you who hate glasses: Get rid of that syndrome before forty, or you will suffer. You will get headache in front of your computer screen. You will become an unsafe driver. Your arms will grow as long as rattle snakes when reading a newspaper. Depending on the conditions of your eyes at least one or two of these things will happen to you if you don't accept to wear glasses.
I always had a perfect eyesight without any correction. I got my first glasses at 48, that was a few years too late.
It isn't my fault. God created man with eyes with an automatic focusing mechanism which wear out after 40-45 years of use and cannot be replaced with original spare parts. Don't argue with God about that. There is no other way but adapting to the situation and buy your own auxiliary focusing tools, glasses to fit your needs.
At the first test flight of the NASA Space Shuttle TV pictures were sent back from the flight deck. Some young journalists were shocked and asked NASA how they could trust this expensive ship to a man with bad eyes? NASA answered that commander John Young had perfect eyesight, but since he wasn't a youngster any more - in fact he was fifty - then of course he used his reading glasses when going through the checklists.
It's cool to wear glasses because they can adapt your eyesight to all circumstances as if you were 18 years old.
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm