What the Heck does that say?? OMG move it closer please...

@34momma (13896)
United States
February 24, 2009 1:40pm CST
I am only 37 and i feel like I am already losing my sight! i can not read something just ten feet in front of my face!! I know i need to just suck it up and go get some glasses. Is sight the first thing to go? And until i get to the Dr. should i stop reading?? I love to read, it's one of my favorite things to do.... Should i give my eyes a rest until i get glasses???
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@Darkwing (21588)
25 Feb 09
Noooo, not at all. If you can read without glasses, you'll be fine. Glasses tend to make your eyes lazy anyway. You're probably looking at the computer screen for too long and will find that when you have your eye test, there's very little wrong with your eyes. Brightest Blessings my friend.
@34momma (13896)
• United States
25 Feb 09
hey darkwing, you rock. thanks for this encouragement. i am going to make an appointment for next week. i am always sitting in front of the computer or reading a book. so i know i need to just go. i don't have a problem with having to wear them at all
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@Darkwing (21588)
26 Feb 09
I think that's probably it then... your eyes get tired and that's when your vision starts blurring. Mine does the same. I do wear glasses for reading and computer but the optician said there's very little wrong with my eyes apart from one being slightly less functional than the other. They gave me glasses but said theres very little effectiveness in the lenses. lol. I can use the computer AND read without them for quite a while, but when my eyes get tired, I put my glasses on.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
7 Mar 09
No, no.... move it further LOL For me it started about 3 years ago. At first was only the small print in medication bottles and stuff like that. It was so frustrating, but since most reading material is not that small I didn't pay much attention. Then some sites on the net were looking fuzzier and I had to make an effort to read some parts. It got to the point that I could read my books but it seemed like everything was a bit blurry. I had to finally pay attention LOL I can see far with no problem. It's just close and with small letters, but it's scary for someone that never had trouble seeing perfectly grrrrr... even my handwriting seems blurry if I don't have glasses! Another thing I noticed is that things seem to have less contrast not much, but enough to notice, specially when I don't have much light - and this is the person that use to read at night with the light of the lamp post! -. As for you, if it really is a big problem for you to read, maybe you should stop until you see your eye doctor, but if there is a comfortable way or distance for you to read then I don't see why you shouldn't. And.... I don't really know what goes first fo rme it seems that it was everything at the same time LOL
@34momma (13896)
• United States
16 Mar 09
i am going to go in the next few weeks. i have to because i noticed that i am getting headaches more often now
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Hey momma! Now calm down! It's not the end of the world to need reading glasses! I needed them when I was about 40! I was trying to read the back of a cassette case when I suddenly realized that I couldn't read that tiny print! So it went on from there! And all I needed then was reading glasses! It's no big deal! It happens! Now you do know that little children can need glasses so it has nothing to do with age most times! But, if you have never needed glasses the by the time you reach late 30's or early 40's you will probably need at least to have reading glasses which are simply magnifying glasses to make the print seem closer or larger! Really it's not a big deal! Just get your eyes checked!
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
25 Feb 09
LOL!! opal i am ok with needing the glasses, really I am.just having to go and pick them out and pay for them and then on top off all of that wait for them. just makes me nuts. and of course glasses are pricy! i am going to get them looked at in the next week
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@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Don't feel too bad! At least you are 37. I had to wear reading glasses starting in high school unfortunately. Now I found out that I actually have a reading disability, which is why I can see close up just fine but I cannot read. Now I read almost exclusively on audio. When not on audio, I use a screenreader. I think hearing actually gets worse before sight in most people. But I try to keep my hearing good as much as I can.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
25 Feb 09
i don't feel bad. i just know things like this come with age. i am 37 and wonderful honey!!
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• United States
24 Feb 09
Now you know better miss lady, if you keep reading your eyes are going to get worst and there is nothing wrong with glasses or contacts it makes you look more sophisticated LOL... I have the same problem I hate wearing my glasses and I don't wear contacts but I can't see without them catch 22 I say go get them so you can continue to enjoy your reading
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
24 Feb 09
hey girlie!!! yes yes yes, i know i know!! i am going to get on it ASAP! cause i love my eyes and don't want to mess them up
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@thungster (157)
• United States
24 Feb 09
I started needing glasses relatively young, while I was in high school. It would probably be a good idea to stop reading too much until you get glasses or contacts so that you don't strain your eyes. By the way, don't worry about not being able to read something ten feet in front of you. My sister's prescription for contacts isn't the highest possible, but without them, she can't read something unless it's about one foot in front of her.
@34momma (13896)
• United States
24 Feb 09
i think i may be far sighted. i really can't see things that are too far. i am going to take care of this problem though. my eyes are the window to my soul!
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
16 Mar 09
Well, straining your eyes to read is only gonna make the vision even more blur. Take a break. The most you'd be out of mylot for a week or two till your glasses are ready. Give your eyes a break. Who knows, with time away from the computer, you make end up with more topics to start discussions when you are back after your glasses are done!
• Canada
8 Mar 09
I've been legally blind all my life, and with my particular problem, the only way I can see something is to hold it as close to my face as possible. I'm "only" 27. In my case I got so used to holding things close, and it worked so well for me, I didn't get glasses. I tried them, but they never really worked. I prefered to just do things as I'd always done them.
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