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think mine's about -3.5
all the 5s
i can see you for what you are
all too well
ALL TOO WELL
my eyesight has definitely deteriorated since i last went to the opticians.
I also have astigmatism
my pupils are constantly enlarged.
i can't go out without sunglasses (i've got systemic photosensitivity as well, so i'm not supposed to go out much anyway). ESPECIALLY can't put the washing out without sunglasses.
i'm just trying to be a cool dick. people at work just assume im constantly hungover and im like fuckofffffff ive got sensitive eyes you twat and theres been days where i've not been able to physically leave the house / open my eyes coz painnnnnnnnnn (but yeah contact lenses havent helped much in the past either)
maybe i do have a bit of proper light sensitivity i d k
there's nothing that anyone has been able to do that's helped but they always recommend i get transition lenses.
mine do that every day now. i think it's cos i've i've got thin blinds and massive windows
they just hurt
sometimes they water when i look at light for the first time but sometimes they're really dry and i need drops
physically hurts to watch the telly or go on the computer and i just have to close my eyes and listen to an audiobook
tried putting my glasses on upside down to try and work it out but a) not sure how that'd work and b) started making my eyes hurt
contact lenses are left - 7.5, right -7.25.
Not sure why glasses and lenses are different? Especially as I can see better through my lenses.
the contact lens has a 'tear lens' underneath that corrects any irregular astigmatism and aberrations are brought down to a minimum
that'll be me in about two years probably though :(
could read a book if it was 8cm from my nose. Can make my way around my house because I know the layout. But the biggest problem is finding my glasses on my bedside table because they become invisible!
I remember it was when I was 11 I could no longer see ANY of the letters on the optician's chart.
I can just about function at my -3.75 but not in an enjoyable way. Imagine living in the time before eyewear! Ouch!
fallen down a well or something.
You'd be a seer or something.
when I take off my glasses.
That's the most useful metric I can think of
i'm -6.00ish so 1/6 = I can see clearly a whole SIXTEEN CENTIMETRES before it starts to go blurry
the normal sized one - no prescription
the big one -27.00
consistent blurred vision, squinting and strain.
if I test someone who's been in and out of prison they almost always have loads of astigmatism that's never been corrected before
i can read small things from the other side of the room etc
people think i'm giving them evils all the time (like tonight)
L - -4.25
R - -3.00
Can we sub-thread Places To Buy Contacts?
I get mine from Tesco but my eyes hate them.
Sub-thread for those who wear glasses: how often does someone ask to try your glasses on and how much does it annoy you?
Probably about once or twice a month, especially once they know how short sighted I am, and it's really fucking annoying every time.
^that's what they say.