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Sunday, July 07, 2013

I have really bad nearsightedness. The eye doctor I went to yesterday kept mentioning how bad my eyesight was every few minutes. I kinda laugh at it, I thought it was funny that he thought my eyesight was that bad.

At least he mentioned that I have an astigmatism in my right eye, no one has told me that before, you'd think someone would have mentioned it in my 37 years of life or my 30 years of glasses?

My right eye is so nearsighted that it's in the double digits...

At least I have beautiful eyes and they don't have any other issues. The floater has been there for years, so it's nothing to worry about. I may end up with surgery on it one day because my mother recently had some corneal issues and now since they blew it back up, she'll have to have cataract surgery on both of them too.

My husband wears glasses too, so our children had no hope. Fortunately since we wear glasses proudly, they have no fear about the new specs they get to wear when they come in this week. At least my daughter won't have to squint anymore, it was getting bad. I'm not surprised that her eyes are starting to fail already, I was her age when I got my first pair.

The kids picked out cute ones, they've come far from the only choice is the big brown turtle colored type to so many colors and shapes to pick from. We still see those ugly turtle glasses still though... I'd never let my kids wear those ever! My daughter found some purple ones that work well with her face (she seems to always be in pink or purple clothes anyhow) and my son went with some copper ones that look nice with his skin tone.

I'm glad we do get them checked annually. Eyes are another part of our body we need to take care of and so many problems can come in your eyes if you don't get them checked, even if you have perfect vision.

Today's Holidays: Build a Scarecrow Day, Tell the Truth Day (shouldn't that be everyday?), Father-Daughter Take a Walk Day, Global Forgiveness Day (just think how much nicer the world would be if we focused on the positive things the other people do?), National Strawberry Sundae Day, Chocolate Day and National Macaroni Day.
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    Yep, I got driving glasses in 2001 at the age of 29....My parents both had glasses....the eye doctor is very important.....

    1596 days ago
    We all wear glasses too and younger dd has similar eye issues as you. She wanted to wear contacts and the eye glass doctor let her know how much they would be with her eyes on a yearly basis and she still would need regular glasses as a back-up. Ouch! Like you, yearly eye exams are a must. Many Lions clubs have free eye exams and some, like mine have access to special machines that can measure the vision of even babies. Good for you for keeping your family's eyes a priority. emoticon
    1596 days ago
    Lots of truth going on....Great blog
    1596 days ago
    Ah yes, eye checkups are one more critical factor for good health. :D
    1597 days ago
  • KAREN608
    I have tons of big floaters like from forever, and wore glasses age 6 but needed them before that. I got into first grade and could only see 18 inches away from me. Now only 3 inches away. I do okay in thick glasses but they say I should not see 20/20 considering my nearsightedness. Guess there are a lot of us nearsighted people.

    Astigmatism can change and I have it in both eyes. DH had cataract done on one eye and he still needs a lens as the front of his eye is wavy.

    Your post reminded me to make an appt for this spring. I can't afford all the things they need to do to me (a field of vision test for histoplasmosis) but a check up I can do.
    1597 days ago
    I've had glasses for forever, the only one in my family who needs them....finally got myself some contacts a few years ago, I miss the glasses though...

    Glad you're kids picked out cute ones.....I didn't get many choices when I was picking them out, black or brown and mostly only wire....looking back, I always picked out the most ridiculous ones for my little round puffy face...but at least I got to pick them out :)
    1597 days ago
    I wore glasses/contacts, too but as I get older, I find I go without either--eyesight's not the best, but at least I can read that small print!
    1597 days ago
    I'm 36 and I have worn glasses since I was 8. I chose purple Strawberry Shortcake glasses as my first pair. AHHHH progress.
    1597 days ago
  • MISSG180
    I had perfect-plus vision for most of my life, so adjusting to reading glasses has been no fun. I have dealt with the problem by having a pair next to every place that I read and one strictly to be carried in my purse.

    My kids got their dad's eyes. Poor things.
    1597 days ago
    I can completely empathize with you. I got my first glasses at 9 and made my mother cry when I told her I didn't now you were supposed to see the leaves on the trees. Wore glasses till sr. yr. high school, contacts until in early sixties, then cataract for the first time in over 55 years, I don't wear glasses. New lenses in eyes are correct for distance vision in left eye and near vision in right eye.
    1597 days ago
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