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Old 11-30-2004, 12:23 PM   #16
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I dream about laser surgery (and the day insurance will cover it).......however, I am pretty lucky b/c my uncle is an eye dr. and he gives me everything at cost. My new glasses cost $165 w/ the scratch-resistant coating and sunglasses piece, but I figured it was worth it for something as important as vision! If I'm without contacts or glasses, not in my own home, I pretty much panic. If you can swear soft contacts, I'm guessing that's the cheapest option. If one gets lost or rips, it's WAY cheaper to replace than lost or broken glasses.

You know what else I just remembered from being little? There was this kid who loved apples and I hated apples, so every lunch I'd give him my apple and he'd let me wear his glasses for the long recess.
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I have glasses, and rather like the way I look in them. Not sure I'd get contacts at all.

Oh, and girls with glasses are sexy

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Old 11-30-2004, 01:38 PM   #18
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Both. I usually wear glasses, but whenever I got out I like to wear my contacts.
It also depends on my mood: if I'm feeling too lazy, I wear my glasses, because it's too much hassle to put my contacts on.
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Old 11-30-2004, 01:48 PM   #19
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I wear glasses cos im short sighted i need them for watching tv and reading the board at college. Which is basically all the time grrr! They suit me supposidly there a bit croocked at the mo, but ah well!

I want to get some contacts too see oasis next yr and hopefully U2 as well and i dont wanna get nocked and lose my glasses. It would be like velma from scooby doo! lol

Not tried them yet, so they better be alright
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Old 11-30-2004, 04:46 PM   #20
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I have glasses and contacts, but wear contacts most of the time. You can wear contacts if you have an astigmatism, I do, and there hasn't been a problem. In fact, since I've been wearing contacts, my vision has gotten better! I use the ones that you throw away after 2 weeks. If you tear or lose one, you can just pop open another pack! You don't have to trudge back to the eye doctor, and spring for another contact....
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Old 11-30-2004, 05:39 PM   #21
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Oh, and girls with glasses are sexy



i wear glasses because i have to...too many reasons but i'll name some. i've got dry eye syndrome and my eye (yes, i only have poor vision in one eye) is too fucked up for me to wear contacts. i had to wear an eye patch and glasses for about half my childhood.
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Old 11-30-2004, 06:02 PM   #23
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I have both. I usually end up wearing my glasses to work because I get up too early to be sticking a finger in my eye!
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I wear soft contacts. I've always meant to get some glasses as well for times when I don't feel like putting in the contacts (I've had them for 4 years now) but I haven't. My brother works at 1-800-Contacts, so I get my contacts through him.

I work in a pet grooming salon and it really sucks because I'm always getting hair in my eyes, stuck under my contacts and such. I think if I had glasses they'd fall off and I'd break them or something though.
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i cant be bothered to pay for laser eye surgery though, im too scared the glasses look ok on i guess plus its WAY EXPENCIVE!
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I had laser eye surgery. I love it. But my eyes were really bad. I couldn't wear contacts anymore and I was getting married and I did not want to walk down the isle in glasses so I bit the bullet. It's one of the best things I have ever done.

The hardest thing for first time contact lense wearers is getting over the fear of touching your eye. I guess the most important thing to ask yourself is do you like the way you look in glasses. You can get glasses now and in a few months try lenses.
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I wore my glasses to work today just for kicks and I ended up in SUCH a bad mood! First, they kept falling off b/c I had my hair down w/ a headband that was using the space behind my ears. Then, I had trouble on the computer b/c the glasses make everything seem more round. I walked into my boss b/c of the no peripheral vision thing. When I got home I threw them off right away b/c it's below freezing, snowy, with and icey wind and the second you go inside, the glasses fog up.

GET CONTACTS!!!
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I had laser eye surgery. I love it.

Been wearing glasses since I was 21...32 years Did you do a lot of checking doctor's backgrounds and history before you finally did it? what would be a more important factor, the cost or the doctor's reputation? how long did it really take until you actually see clearly? I've heard about patients having a gray haze for several days, weeks....did you experience that????

but willing to learn.
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Been wearing glasses since I was 21...32 years Did you do a lot of checking doctor's backgrounds and history before you finally did it? what would be a more important factor, the cost or the doctor's reputation? how long did it really take until you actually see clearly? I've heard about patients having a gray haze for several days, weeks....did you experience that????

but willing to learn.
My understanding is that laser eye surgery is most effective if you have near or far vision. If you wear bifocals, or need reading glasses your vision will not be 100% corrected and you may still have wear reading glasses. I researched my doctor. But there are so many clinics that due dozens of procedures every single day. I think a clinic that has been in business for a while is probably most important. I certainly don't think you have to go to the most expensive clinic in town, just one with a decent reputation.

I saw an aura around headlights for a month. But to be able to look at a clock and see the time first thing in the morning is a great feeling!
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I switched to contacts about 3 years ago. At first I had daily wear contacts, which aren't a very good thing for a lazy person such as myself. Also, my eyes were more sensitive than most, so it was a bad combo. About a year ago, I switched to the Acuvue contacts, which you can keep in for a full week, then take them out and clean 'em for a night, then wear for one more week. After that, you just throw them away and put in a new pair. I haven't had the slight bit of discomfort with the Acuvue lenses, which wasn't the case with the daily wear.

There's really nothing to worry about with them. They can't get lost in your eye or anything, nor can they really get off-center once they're in your eye (I've yet to have it happen). The only drawback is that they can be pricey, so definitely take that into consideration. I'm very happy with 'em though.
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