Do you wear glasses, contact lenses, or none?

@biobio55 (283)
Indonesia
May 30, 2008 1:00pm CST
I am wearing contact lenses at day time. At night time, before sleeps, I wear my glasses. I have a bad eye sight and I want to get a lasik procedure. Lasik is an eye correction procedure. But, I don't know if it is safe and I still can survive with my current condition so I think it will be my last option if my eyes get worst. Do you wear any glasses or contact lens? Or not at all? You're lucky if you don't wear any.
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@vera5d (3958)
• United States
30 May 08
I wear glasses. Without them I can't even see the big e on the vision chart!! I've been wearing them since I was 9 years old...it seems i have inherited my grandma's bad eyesight, lol. I could never bring myself to wear contacts. I hate touching my eyes, and the last thing i want to do is be worrying about them getting lost or being clean or leaving them in too long or anything else. Plus I think I look weird if I see myself without my glasses, lol. (That's about 2 inches away from a mirror, haha!) I have thought about the lasick thing but then again i hate to take a risk for no reason when i'm happy with my glasses. I also got an awesome pair of subscription sunglasses, so in the summer no one would even know I wear glasses when I'm outside.
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@INGA832 (1114)
• Russian Federation
30 May 08
I wear glasses, but only when I work at my computer or when I watch TV. And some of my friends say that glasses suit me.
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
30 May 08
I have worn glasses since I was about 11 years old. They don't bother me too much, in fact they're a fashion accessory now! I used to want contacts when I was younger, but after being married to a contact wearer for 20 years and helping to look for so many dropped lenses or fishing them out of the corner of his eye, I don't think I'll bother at this point. At least when you drop your glasses, they're fairly easy to find. And I've never had to fish them out of my eyeball. I think the Lasik procedure is fairly safe but be sure to find a practitioner who has plenty of experience. I know it is not recommended for certain people so ask your eye doctor if he thinks it would work for you.
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@bontheka (65)
• Hong Kong
31 May 08
Everyone in my class was made to go for an eye test when I was 12 and I was shocked when I found it difficult to read some of the letters, and next thing I know, I was told that I needed a pair of glasses. I was and still am quite disappointed at having to wear glasses for my short sightedness. I have a box of contact lenses but I find them such a hassle so I only put them on for special occasions. I've often thought about undergoing corrective eye procedures like Lasik but my husband is totally against it as he feels it is an unnecessary risk. Of late, I've read some articles about people who have undergone the Lasik procedure and who've suffered from various side effects which they will now have to live with for the rest of their lives. There are many different eye correction procedures which are apparently much safer but not as popular so it's best you do proper research first before embarking on Lasik.
• Hong Kong
16 Jun 08
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• India
19 Jun 08
I wear glasses and I'm wearing them since 10 years from now.
• India
16 Jun 08
Hi No, I do not wear glasses or contact lense. I heard that LASIK is the laser assisted surgery of the eye. Lasik can be used for short sightedness, Long sightedness and astigmatism. You haven't mentioned what exactly the problem with your eyes. You have to consult an eye specialist who is also an expert in Lasik treatment. A specilist can only decide whether your eye condition can be corrected with LASIK treatment. All the best.
• United States
30 May 08
i've worn glasses for a little over 15 years. i love my glasses. I think they make me look distinguished and i just cant imagine not ever wearing glasses, though i wouldnt mind at least trying contacts out because i want to get into costuming and i need to be able to see where im going and lets face it...most times costumes require you not to wear glasses.
• Canada
30 May 08
While I have extremely poor vision, it's not something that can be helped by glasses, conact lenses, or even surgery. Even if it could be helped with surgery, I woudln't have it. I'm perectly happy and functional, doing what I'm doing, and living the way I live.