Turbolet
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Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 4:49 am

I somehow think that this is a relevant topic in today's world - more people wear (or need to wear but don't) vision correction. Hence, the following simple questions:

1. Do you need vision correction?
2. If yes, do you wear vision correction?
3. If you do, spectacles or contacts?
4. What power lens do you need on your 'blinder' eye?
5. If you wear contacts, what brand?

I'll be back later posting my own stats.
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 4:53 am

Well..

Yup
Yup
Spectacles, but considering switching to contacts
That'll be +5.25 - my other eye weights in at 4.75
 
Hurricane
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 5:03 am

Yup
Yup
Contacts-will never wear glasses again. To all those considering switching, do. You'll be amazed...
-3.75 Left eye, -3.25 Right
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 5:09 am

20/20 here

Thankfully never needed any corrective lenses and the eyes work as well as they ever have.
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Turbolet
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 5:28 am

Great to see the responses. Anyway, here's me:
Yup
Yup
Contacts. I've been wearing them for a year now and I can really see the advantage. Unless I'm really forced to, I don't see myself wearing glasses again!
My 'blinder' eye is -3.00. My better eye (the left) is -1.50.
I wear Frequency 55 Aspheric. Durable, cheap and very comfortable!!!

By the way, 'Viva l-ghamjin' means 'Long live the blind people'!
 
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 5:30 am

20/20
No correction needed.
 
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 5:32 am

I used to wear glasses. Then I moved to contacts. Then one day, I woke up and my vision was fine. Nearly 20/20. I swear, the contacts must have fused to my eyes or something. Whatever happened, it's freakin' AWESOME!

Shawn
 
Turbolet
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 5:35 am

Shawn Patrick: were your contacts soft or RGP? If they were the latter there is an explanation.
 
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 5:36 am

1. Do you need vision correction?

----Yes

2. If yes, do you wear vision correction?

----Yes

3. If you do, spectacles or contacts?

----Glasses (working on getting contacts though)

4. What power lens do you need on your 'blinder' eye?

----Hmm... I don't know

5. If you wear contacts, what brand?

----N/A
 
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 5:38 am

20-20 right here.
As The Who once sung, I can see for miles and miles.
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 5:41 am

1. Yes
2. Yes
3. Glasses...after an ugly experience trying contacts I swore them off and am back to glasses until my opthamologist allows me to get LASIK or similar when I am 21 or so.
4. My vision is about 20/400 both eyes I think...
5. n/a

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AC320
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 5:41 am

-Yes
-Yes
-Glasses, but thinking about at least trying contacts
- I have no clue, but if I remember correctly on my last trip to the optometrist, she remarked that the vision in my poorer eye was around 20/400
fuddle duddle
 
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 5:43 am

Do you need vision correction?
Yes.

2. If yes, do you wear vision correction?
Yes.

3. If you do, spectacles or contacts?
Both.

4. What power lens do you need on your 'blinder' eye?
Not sure.

5. If you wear contacts, what brand?
Cooper Vision...and they're specialized because I have stigmatism in my eyes.

 
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 5:50 am

1. Do you need vision correction?

Yes.

2. If yes, do you wear vision correction?

Yes, of course.

3. If you do, spectacles or contacts?

I wear contacts.

4. What power lens do you need on your 'blinder' eye?

My right eye is: -5.25, my left eye is only: -1.00

5. If you wear contacts, what brand?

Sorry, I do not know.



I also wanted to try an operation by laser but at the moment I am so happy with my contacts that I do not need it. Maybe I will try an operation next year when I have more time for it.

Patrick
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 6:07 am

20/13 vision for me. Hopefully my eyes will stay this good.
 
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 6:14 am

20/20 for me. I just need something to fix the "defective color vision" as the FAA puts it, though.
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 7:00 am

20/15

(filler)
(filler)
Nick
 
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 7:07 am

Only one in the family that has perfect vision and hearing Big grin
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 7:45 am

20/15 left eye... 20/200 right. Corrected to 20/20.
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redngold
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 8:14 am

1. Do you need vision correction?

Yes.

2. If yes, do you wear vision correction?

Yes.

3. If you do, spectacles or contacts?

Spectacles/glasses.

4. What power lens do you need on your 'blinder' eye?

I believe it was last O.S. (left eye) +2.25, with an axis correction as well.

5. If you wear contacts, what brand?

N/A. My corneas are too acute to wear contacts.

I am nearsighted and astigmatic in both eyes. My left is close to if not legally blind without correction. I also have a focusing spasm in both eyes, worse in my right eye than my left. I would not make a good pilot!

redngold
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 8:41 am

1. Do you need vision correction?

Yes, of course!

2. If yes, do you wear vision correction?

Yes.

3. If you do, spectacles or contacts?

Spectacles. Find contacts to much of hassle and uncomfortable.

4. What power lens do you need on your 'blinder' eye?

Erm, about -6.25?

5. If you wear contacts, what brand?

I don't wear contacts.

---------------------------------------------

My current vision is 6/60cs for both eyes. Shit by your standards! Big grin

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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 11:09 am

Nope. 20/20 in both eyes.
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 11:14 am

Gundu...ur blind as a bat... -6.25 lol
 
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 11:54 am

Yeah sort of Peter. I can't really see without glasses and if I'm in the pool with degreeless goggles, I'm in total SHIT.  Laugh out loud  Nuts

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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 11:59 am

I have 20/20 vision.

A cool story about my mom...
she had the laser surgery and ended up with 20/15 vision when before she had 20/400-500 in both eyes.
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 12:51 pm

1) Yes.
2) Yup. I look like a nerd with my specs.
3) Just answered. Have some paranoid fear contact lenses will become lost behind my eyeball.
4) I don't know. I just took the specs my optician recommended and didn't query the specifics. I know I'm lazy.
 
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 2:04 pm

This thread comes close to home since you are my patients.

I have a small myopic correction of about -2.25 OD and OS.

I have a few different pairs of glasses (Vanni, Koali, Kenneth Cole frames).

As far as contact lens Rxes go, I wear Freshlooks Colorblends green, Purevision, Acuvue 1 day disposables and Encore.



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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 2:13 pm

I'm not sure on my exact vision, but I wear glasses for driving and other far distances.


I wear Calvin Klein Frames, in a blue steel color. They are quite expensive though, They were almost $500.
 
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 3:16 pm

Mirrodie;
I was just this morning thinking about your personal license plate thread. How do you feel about EYEFLYER ... or, you could drop the last 'e' if # of characters is an issue.

aw
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 8:44 pm

1. Do you need vision correction?
2. If yes, do you wear vision correction?
3. If you do, spectacles or contacts?
4. What power lens do you need on your 'blinder' eye?
5. If you wear contacts, what brand?
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
1) Yes
2) Yes
3) contacts
4) -5.00 and -5.50
5) Acevue 2 colours (grey) makes my eye color blue.

I've been wearing contacts for about 5 years now.

Kevin
 
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 8:56 pm

1. Yes
2. Yes
3. Spectacles
4. -3.25 both eyes with the left eye having the occasional Cylindrical error of up to -0.5, it's now currently at -0.10 to Zero, hence I don't put the cylindrical correction on my lens
5. Not applicable.

Mandala499
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 9:11 pm

I'm curious as to what it is like to wear contacts? Anyone who has worn both tell me how they compare to glasses?
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Turbolet
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Mon Nov 25, 2002 11:16 pm

AC320:

With spectacles, not only are you stuck with a frame on your face which you get to push up all the time if you sweat a lot, but also you only see well in a limited field of vision.

Contacts, on the other hand, let you see clearly all around you (they literally correct your whole field of vision) and once you get used to them (it didn't take me much longer than a month or two at most), for 99% of the day you can hardly feel them on your eyes. Basically, it feels like seeing clearly without wearing anything.

It's been almost a year since I started successfully wearing contacts (I had tried two and a half years ago, too, but ended with a nasty infection after having worn them a few times - wrong lens care solution!) and I can't think of a reason why on earth I'd want to go back to glasses.

Mind you, if you have sensitive and infection-prone eyes like mine, you do have to make a few sacrifices. I switched to a brand of soap which has no perfume or colour in it whatsoever, and also I cannot use any lens care solution because I'm sensitive to boric acid, an ingredient in most multi-purpose solutions. AOSept, a hydrogen-peroxide-based system, works fine for me though and I also feel surer about the sterility of my lenses. Oh, and did I limit I have a very flat cornea? That kind of limits the range of disposable contacts I can wear but I have managed to settle on Frequency 55 Aspheric which provides me with good vision and unparalleled comfort.

-turbolet
 
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Tue Nov 26, 2002 12:30 am

Well I guess I'll strongly consider contacts next time I see my optometrist. I've worn glasses since the 5th grade, but I find it annoying oh dirty they easily get, and I hate when you get the specks of dust or debris on them that you can see until you clear it off, and the darn smudging too. Basically glasses are starting to feel to, well un-natural.

I hate my reliance on the vision correction. When I take my glasses off, I want to cry at how horrible the world looks, colours looks so dull, everything is fuzzy, like looking through water or at a Monet painting from close up. Makes me feel so helpless. Guess when I get a bit older and my vision stabilizes, I'll so for the laser surgery.
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Tue Nov 26, 2002 1:25 am

1. Do you need vision correction?
2. If yes, do you wear vision correction?
3. If you do, spectacles or contacts?
4. What power lens do you need on your 'blinder' eye?
5. If you wear contacts, what brand?

1. No
2. No
3. No
4. None
5. None

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Turbolet
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Tue Nov 26, 2002 5:06 am

Pardon the error which I've noticed only now. In my last post I wrote:
Oh, and did I limit I have a very flat cornea?
That should have been mention instead.
That should make me learn something about not reading my posts...
 
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Wed Nov 27, 2002 12:19 am

1. yes
2. yes
3. glasses and contacts
4. right: -3.50 -0.50 x 5
left: -2.75 -0.50 x 165
5. Acuvue 2
 
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Wed Nov 27, 2002 3:07 am

Well, two questions to be answered here.

My vision is 20/20, but in maybe 15 years It'll have to be corrected.

I will most certainly use glasses (I really don't like the idea of contact lenses)

Antoine
 
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Wed Nov 27, 2002 9:04 pm

Has anyone heard of Intacts? They are basically like contacts but they slip in a small lens in your cornea and its in there permenantly to correct your vision to 20/20, so you dont have to worry about inserting them in every morning.


I'm looking into it up and its already been approved by the FAA to get your class I medical.

I dont want to risk into getting lasik unless its been proven better. I'll have to talk to the optomistrist here in the Navy medical department.

Kevin

 
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Thu Nov 28, 2002 6:44 am

I need correction, for which i wear glasses. 2,5 left, 2,0 right

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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Thu Nov 28, 2002 8:45 am

Oh yes, all people at age over fifty needs eye correction.

30 years behind a computer screen, and my eye focus has stuck at two and a half feet distance, so I need no glasses at work.

For driving a car, when I want to read the road signs, -1.25 and -0.75 (L and R).

For reading a book. +1.00

For soldering tiny electronics and such, +2.00 to +2.50

God created mankind with an eye focusing system which last about 40 - 45 years. So when you reach that age, never mind how perfect your vision used to be, go and visit an optician and he will substitute what God couldn't master and give you a kid's vision for the rest of your life. And charge your credit card about a thousand quid.

Regards, Preben Norholm
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Thu Nov 28, 2002 11:32 am

My vision is good, no need for correction.

Staffan
 
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Thu Nov 28, 2002 2:27 pm

AWspicious- I am impressed with your memory! keep em coming! I like it!

About Intacs, THAT surgery is less proven that LASIK. BUT INTACS are not permanent and may be removed.


LASIK is BY FAR the better surgical option overall.
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Thu Nov 28, 2002 2:53 pm

Read the 20/12 line during last year's flight physical. Not really worried about my vision as nobody in my family has worn glasses before age 50. My hearing is what worries me. I had to re-take that portion of the exam three times and almost had to go see a hearing specialist.
 
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Fri Nov 29, 2002 7:28 pm

Yes
Yes
Both
L:2.75 R:2.50
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Sat Nov 30, 2002 2:54 am

I win this contest in a landslide.

I have been wearing contacts for 7 years or so, and considering surgery in the next few years.

Contact prescription:

Left Eye: -7.00
Right Eye: -7.50

...and they still let me fly! Well, that's one of the reasons I want surgery...Sometimes when I'm flying, my contacts burn badly for a minute or so, and so a lot of my attention is focused on my eye, and not the flying. It could be unsafe, but I've learned to cope with it and fly the plane when it happens.

FSP
 
fpdonald
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RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

Sat Nov 30, 2002 4:26 am

Acuvue 1-Day
http://www.jnjvision.com/

Left -2.50; Right -2.75

I've worn Acuvue since 1988, and 1-Day since they came on the market. I can make the 1-Day last a week, or more, and being ever frugal - one box lasts a whole long time!

Now, which brand of hearing aid do you use?  Nuts

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