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Aug. 21st, 2010 @ 02:17 am Vision
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My vision isn't so bad that I can't walk around without my glasses. This means that I'm not very good at keeping track of where they are. Usually I manage to leave them in the bedroom, sometimes in the bathroom. But earlier today they got left downstairs. Tonight I was eating a snack and on my way upstairs picked them up and put them on. I cleaned them since everything was kind of blurry. Still blurry! I looked at the lenses, and they seemed plenty clean. Then I figured it out. I'm wearing my contacts. I was looking through my glasses with the eyes of normal vision. I don't like what I saw.

When I first got glasses, my prescription was a lot weaker. Even when I first got contacts, my eyes were better. Since I haven't made any changes to how I use corrective lenses since then, it's really easy to forget that my eyes have gotten worse. Easy to forget until I put my glasses on over my contacts. People used to accuse me of having fake glasses since they couldn't see any difference. They wouldn't anymore. I still consider my eyes to not really be so bad, but I wonder if that's even true. There will always be people with worse eyes than mine, but is it time I admit that I have bad vision?

Mostly it doesn't matter, but perhaps I'm lying when I say, "My eyes aren't really so bad." Where's that objective line? On the spectrum from perfect vision to blind, what is less than perfect but not yet "bad?"

Glasses: sphere:-1.50/-2.00 Cylinder: -0.50/-0.50 Axis: 0.90/0.75 [these last numbers are for astigmatism correction]
Contacts:-1.75/-2.25 In both cases, the left eye is weaker.
Really, I don't care how bad they are now as long as they don't get worse. I wouldn't even mind that so much as long as my vision/astigmatism doesn't get too bad for contacts.

If I started wearing glasses earlier, I think it would bother me less. But as it is, my eyes getting worse make me feel like I'm old aging too early when really it's just the result of being too hard on my eyes too often for too long.
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From:twirling_lapis
Date:August 25th, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
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If it makes you feel any better, my eye doctor just told me that if your vision's going to get really bad, it'll probably do it during puberty. Otherwise, it won't change much as you age. (My eyes are about the same as yours.)
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From:marzipanbaklava
Date:September 6th, 2010 12:07 pm (UTC)
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You may be right in your last paragraph—since I got glasses when I was seven, having terrible eyesight is just something I'm totally used to at this point. But I do wish it wasn't so bad. I'd love to be able to wake up in the morning and actually see, instead of everything just being a blur. I think when I get older my vision (bad via nature) and my hearing (bad via nurture) will be in a race to see which can give out faster. At least yours isn't that bad!

P.S. I wanna talk to you. Not about anything important, just because I miss you. Let's iChat or Skype or something. How late are you staying up these days?
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From:buella_pearl
Date:September 6th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
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I'm at ND right now, so you probably won't see me online. I'll be back Tuesday, and before I left I was staying up pretty late.

I forgot to put in my contacts for awhile this morning...so I guess my eyes aren't so bad. Maybe I was just really out of it.
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From:marzipanbaklava
Date:September 7th, 2010 11:17 am (UTC)
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Oh! Purdue weekend! I googled it and saw that you guys won, so good job. Did you have a fun time?
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