Do glasses prohibit you from doing anything?

Estonia
February 23, 2010 3:17pm CST
I would like to know from you glass-wearing myLotters if there are any things that wearing glasses prohibit you from? I feel that my eyes are getting a bit worse and I'm worried that I might not be able to do some things with them. I'd particularly like to know if it is possible to BMX or do any extreme sports with glasses if anyone has any experience? Thanks!
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
24 Feb 10
Hi, martinlink. If I can't see certain things while wearing my glasses, then it will prohibit from doing anything that needs to be done. I will not be able to look at the computer screen, go shopping or read a book. I am near sighted and somewhat far sighted. I am not so sure about the BMX. And I would think that it would be very unsafe to do extreme sports with glasses on. Your glasses may become crushed and you could lose your vision if you were hurt badly. That is my opinion.
• Estonia
24 Feb 10
Alright, I'd better keep that in mind. Maybe I'll have to get them laser operated if it gets too bad because I don't like to break things :) Thanks for the answer!
• Philippines
24 Feb 10
im a near sited person and my problem is if i take bus if i go to any places coz i cant read the front sign where the bus is going so most of the time i take taxi. but if theres a lot of people waiting of course a lot of bus will stop and thats the only time i can choose where the bus going.
• Estonia
24 Feb 10
Oh, that is a very bad case in my opinion... For me this would really ruin my life because I travel mostly by bus and if I can't see the number, I'm pretty much out of luck. Of course I can ask people in the stops, but if there is nobody there? Don't glasses help you see even a bit better? And how did it evolve so far and what caused this near-sightedness? Anyway, take care and don't let your eyesight get any worse!
@colydf (913)
• China
24 Feb 10
I am wearing glasses now, and I feel that they bring me a lot of inconvenience. When I go to swim, I have to pick off my glasses, but without my glasses I cannot see things very clearly. When I lose my glasses, everything is blurring, I feel so bad at that time. Have a nice day!
• Estonia
24 Feb 10
I've heard of swimming goggles that have real optical glasses in them. You could look for some like that, they could ease your difficulties :)
23 Feb 10
Hi martinlink, I only need to wear glasses for reading and computing, but my seven year old daughter has to wear glasses all the time. They are not stopping her from doing anything, but she does take them of when doing physical education in school. If I am right, I think you can actually get sports glasses to fit over exisiting glasses, but you would need to check that out. Another option would be to consider contact lenses, how would you feel about trying those, my husband wears them a lot of the time.
• Estonia
23 Feb 10
Thanks for the answer! Well, contact lens are said to be harmful for your eyes because they "scratch" the eye tissue when you put them on/take them off/move your eyes too fast. I'm afraid to use them, I'd rather go with glasses :) But I hope I won't have to get any soon.
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
23 Feb 10
There is always the choice of contacts. Of course if you don't want to do that, securing a string around the glasses, and being able to tighten the string comfortably around your neck could help with hindering the glasses from falling off of your body while doing BMX tricks. Other then that, I am not sure what the glasses would hinder. Of course, I'm not thinking in a sports sense... but if a ball comes at your face, whether you have glasses on or not it's going to hurt. Source : I wear glasses, but only to read and drive.
• Estonia
23 Feb 10
Well, I've heard that contacts damage the eye if worn when doing sports and things like that. But the string idea is quite good. If I must get a pair, I'll be sure to try it out. Until then, I'll try to get my eyesight better with apples, carrots and eye training.
@user_786 (1338)
24 Feb 10
no glasses dont interfere in anything if you've been wearing it for long. people who start wearing glasses do have some problems while reading, riding bike, etc but soon they feel ok with it