How many of you wear glasses?

@marciascott (25550)
United States
August 23, 2007 8:09am CST
I wear glasses only when I am trying to read something, I know when you get i your 40's that is when you need them if you have had good eye sight, till that age, some people half to werar them for the rest of their life. I have even seen children thats about 5 yrs. old wear them. well I had to get my eyes checked Aug, 31St. then I will get me some real glasses, not those dollar glasses that you get a the dollar store, because they will mess you eyes up. Ok, have a good day!
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@raychill (6529)
• United States
23 Aug 07
I've had glasses since I was about 9 years old. I was only supposed to wear them when I needed to see far away. Watch tv, Read the board at school...etc. But as a 9 year old kid that was too much effort and I just wore the glasses all the time. I'm 25 now and my eyesight is pretty horrendous. I wear contacts now though. But if I take my contacts out and rock the glasses style, the only time I take my glasses of is when I read.
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• United States
23 Aug 07
I was told the same thing when I started wearing my glasses, but my eyes were so bad and I was squinting all the time without them, so I wore them all the time. Believe it or not, my eyesight improved a lot when I changed my diet to eating all or mostly whole foods. I guess all those veggies helped my eyes. My eyesight is only 25% as bad as it was when I was in my early 20s.
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@raychill (6529)
• United States
23 Aug 07
Veggies have never helped my eyes. I'm a very picky eater and I don't eat much in general and mostly what I do eat is good foods. My eye sight continues to get worse every time I go to the doctors. But My dad was the same way.
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@marciascott (25550)
• United States
23 Aug 07
Sounds like that is heridarty.
• Malaysia
23 Aug 07
Yeah...me too. but not for focal glasses only for transition glasses. After had my eye tests with optometrist for my eye lens's focusing, nothing to do with my lens focusing but my eye glare. but I don't like wearing spectacles, have to at day time.
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@anonymili (3138)
23 Aug 07
I have always made sure I have regular eye checks and until now there have been no problems but I'll be 40 soon and am very worried that I'll have to wear glasses, more especially as I have diabetes and most diabetics have eye problems at some stage!
@ssh123 (31086)
• India
24 Aug 07
I do wear glasses when I want to read a smaller letter text. It is 0.5 power glass. When I am outside home and when I am at computer, I do not require glass. AFter 40 it is said one should get one's eyes examined and in all probability most of them require spectacles I suppose. Have a nice day.
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@marciascott (25550)
• United States
24 Aug 07
I know Sweet-heart I need them very badly!
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@ssh123 (31086)
• India
24 Aug 07
My grand parents used to tell me that one should eat carrot (raw) and drink carrot juice everyday and it improves the eye sight. Also read Robert Bateman's book on Eye sight and exercises for eyes. (it is a small book, you can read it in one day). Also keep looking at greenery as much time as possible during day time.
@Dan_ul (858)
• Romania
23 Aug 07
for me is at past tense... I mean I was wearing glasses when I was a kid... now I don't have to wear:D
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@marciascott (25550)
• United States
23 Aug 07
that is good, when you get older you will probaly wear them, most people do.
@Dan_ul (858)
• Romania
23 Aug 07
no way... cos I'm going to eat a lot of carrots:D
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@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
22 Sep 07
i used to have 2 eyeglasses. out for going out and one for home use. the problem was that when im pretty tired, i often wear them both... i have been using glasses for so long that i could barely notice i have it on...LOL..i always guffaw when i caught myself wearing too... since then, i just have one glasses at a time...
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@marciascott (25550)
• United States
22 Sep 07
I will be getting some new glasses in a couple of weeks. I can't wait. I need them badly.
@icon_001 (586)
• India
24 Aug 07
I started with wearing Glasses a long time back . But now I have switched to Contact Lenses.
@marciascott (25550)
• United States
24 Aug 07
Contacts make anybody look better, although some nice frames look good on a person too!
• India
24 Aug 07
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@marciascott (25550)
• United States
24 Aug 07
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah, That was so funny, I had to give youa best response, have a nice day,! That was really cute! Welcome to Mylot!
• India
24 Aug 07
I love to wear glasse...but i am not having any problem with my eyes..but i have been thinking of buying a powerless glass...moreover i love sun glasses and i own one...its really cool...
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@marciascott (25550)
• United States
25 Aug 07
I like Sun glasses too!
@Polly1 (12646)
• United States
23 Aug 07
I have worn glasses since I was 2 yrs. old. I hated them, I even buried them in the back yard. I used to hide them all the time. Once I was grown I got contact lenses, I still wear contacts and glasses. I am now in my 40's I have noticed my eyes changing, I have the long arm thing going on, hehe. I need to get my eyes checked too, I need new glasses and contacts. I don't hate my glasses anymore, darn, I guess that means I have grown up.
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@marciascott (25550)
• United States
23 Aug 07
I guess you are about right Vicky, when we start aging, getting in our 40ties this will happen! hav ea good day!
@sherrir101 (3673)
• Malinta, Ohio
23 Aug 07
When I was a child, I had to wear glasses regularly. I have no idea for the reason. Now, I just wear them for reading and computer work. I have a really nice pair of glasses. They are a dark wire frame. I really enjoy how they look and work. They also have bifocals for close up work.
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@marciascott (25550)
• United States
23 Aug 07
that is excellent I am glad you like them, I half to get me some glasses that I will like I just won't wear any kind, they half to look good on me.
@cher913 (25859)
• Canada
23 Aug 07
i wear glasses and i am waiting on my new persciption to be filled...woo hoo, these new glasses are the coolest. they have very cool frames out there now...no longer do you have to look geeky in glasses...they are a fashion accesory! :-) my daughter got her glasses when she turned 9
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@marciascott (25550)
• United States
23 Aug 07
yeah the frames are what count, if i get a good pair of glasses I want the frames to look nice. I will pay good money for nice frames. They half to look good on me.
@Ravenladyj (22920)
• United States
23 Aug 07
I've known ppl who've worn glasses since very young ages but I've also known ppl well into their 50s who DON'T need them yet...I got my first pair about 18 months ago and though I look fabulous in them (LOL) I dont wear them like I should....I'm trying to break that habit though :-/
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@marciascott (25550)
• United States
24 Aug 07
I guess you don't care much for glasses, It makes some people look, good and some people look bad, all depends on the frame, if you have ugly frames I don't blame ou for not wanting to wear them. but i know you don't have ugly frames. LOL.
• United States
23 Aug 07
I only wear reading glasses myself.
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@marciascott (25550)
• United States
23 Aug 07
Ok, well your eyes are not that bad!
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
27 Jan 08
me? I tend to only wear my glasses when I want to see something. hehe, even my dreams apparently as I do not bother to take them off when sleeping - this way if I wake up in a start I will not fumble to find them. it has happened in the past that I can not relocate my glasses right in front of me, or I will drop them to the floor and fear stepping on them in my blindness.......ahhhhhhhh. I have been wearing glasses since age 5 but probably could have stood to get them sooner.
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@Modestah (11188)
• United States
27 Aug 07
I started wearing glasses in kindergarten, probably needed them before that, but that is when I started walking into walls enough that my folks thought there might be a problem, haha. when I turned 40 I started having a lot of trouble seeing written words so made myself an eye appt. thinking my prescription must have changed, it did not - however I developed the need for bifocals.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
26 Aug 07
I wear two types.One for reading and the other for distant and near vision combined .It is a verifocal.It is a miserable experience misplacing them and searching them art the crucial times.
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@DanaMark (807)
• United States
25 Aug 07
I had to get glasses when I was in college. I was getting headaches all the time. I found out I had astigmatism. The glasses helped with the headaches immediately. I've gone through a series of prescription changes, to bifocals, then no line lenses. I've worn contacts for the past 20 years or so, and now wear contacts I can leave in all the time. I only have to change to new ones once a month. It is nice not to have to worry about glasses fogging up, or getting wet when it is raining. And there is no vision change at the sides. I can see all the time. I really like them.
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
25 Aug 07
I have pretty much had the same prescription for over 25 years now. I use one contact, it is for distance, as of this time, I don't need glasses for reading but I hav ento had an eye exam in going on 3 years now.
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@drannhh (15237)
• United States
25 Aug 07
I have worn glasses since I was 10 or 11 years old and always hated them. When I finally got contact lenses I was in heaven. What a difference. Now, however, I wear glasses again because I don't worry quite as much about how I look, and because they make regular glasses better than they used to. When I was a teenager, though, I got very low self-esteem from having to wear thick glasses.
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