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Old 12-05-2013, 02:44 AM
 
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1/ Contacts are not for everyone; I spent a fortune trying every type available and still my vision wasn't always great;they are a hassle which I found after a few years became more of a love/hate relationship than with glasses, which is what I got contacts for in the first place. They are also TOTALLY unsuitable for some types of activities, when ironically glasses are no problem at all.

2/ Lasik surgery can only correct some types and degrees of astigmatism-I don't fit the criteria on both counts; I have severe astigmatism which is internal, not due to the shape of the cornea. Even if I had the more common type of astigmatism, lasik wouldn't correct it completely so I would still need glasses for some things.

3/ I actually have learnt in the last few years after having my vision deteriorate massively, and transition to progressive lenses at the same time that glasses have always been by far the best option all along. I am sometimes a little self-conscious about them after having worn contacts previously (and being blind without glasses anyway) but I agree with some of the other posters-glasses are just part of who I am, and I am comfortable with that.

4/ Even though I am 50 years of age, I have modern fashionable large frames which I most definitely can't "hide behind" and I wear them loud and proud. I also often get compliments from much younger people about how cool they are, and ironically that they make me look younger. Glasses rule!!
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Yes I do, cos I find contacts too much of a hassle honestly.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I was wearing progressives for the last year, they needed t be stronger as i am getting older.

So i deceided not to get progressives again as they were hard to adjust to, so i got regular glasses.
They are stronger, the first day i was fine with them, however the second day at the office they made me dizzy and nautious all day long. has this ever happened to anyone.
I have never had this happen before? I need glasses for desk work, which means computer screen, spreadsheets in front of me and caculator.

distance i dont need them, so I do a take on/off glasses all day long.


I am only wearing glasses for the last 7 years.
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