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Old 02-24-10, 09:02 PM   #1
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Beat the average by 4 1/2 years...

My reading glasses came in the mail today. I only need 'em in the evening when I'm tired or in low light so far. When I'm not tired or if the light is bright, I'm still OK. I'm sure that won't last much longer, though.
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Old 02-24-10, 09:09 PM   #2
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What was beat by 4.5 years? your glasses? Your Vision? I am confused... But i will let you know that i had glasses once, but they were broken. Never needed them anyways..
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Old 02-24-10, 10:34 PM   #3
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Reading glasses... doc said the average for requiring them is 42.
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Old 02-24-10, 10:44 PM   #4
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I shot par.
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42? Wow, I didn't realize the average was so young. I was well over 50. But since I already wore contacts, I just got multifocal contacts. They rock!
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ROFL wow I've had glasses since I was 6, must be tough getting them so young like you : P.
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I was about 46.

My eyes are getting worse however. But not at distance. Only for reading.
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I was about 46.

My eyes are getting worse however. But not at distance. Only for reading.
whatever will you do for posting at BF when you get even older...
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do short sighted people get better eyesight as they get old?
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do short sighted people get better eyesight as they get old?
only after they have their brains operated on.
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50 was it for me. Just readers though.
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I've worn bifocals since I was about 13.
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do short sighted people get better eyesight as they get old?
I'm nearsighted (things start to get blurry about a foot away from my face). The eye doctor told me once that as my near vision deteriorated as I got older, my far vision would improve a little (but not enough to not still need glasses, of course).

Basically I won't be able to see near or far.
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I'm nearsighted (things start to get blurry about a foot away from my face). The eye doctor told me once that as my near vision deteriorated as I got older, my far vision would improve a little (but not enough to not still need glasses, of course).

Basically I won't be able to see near or far.
Do you have those really thick coke bottle glasses? Those rock...
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do short sighted people get better eyesight as they get old?
Yes, sort of. My distance vision prescription is nowhere near as strong as it was when I was young. But it now has to be combined with an offset for close vision, so I can still read with my contacts on. One big advantage to being really nearsighted is that I can still read and do close work just fine if I take my contacts off.
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Old 02-25-10, 11:44 AM   #17
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Got my glasses at 45.
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woohoo, 6 months ahead and counting! (though regular glasses came in college)
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Do you have those really thick coke bottle glasses? Those rock...
I used to have pretty thick glasses (though I've known people with thicker lenses). The glasses I have now have pretty thin lenses, though the prescription is stronger than anything I've worn previously. I'm not sure how that works. Miracles of technology, I guess.
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I've occasionally had some difficulty reading small things in light colors against a light background. No reading glasses yet and 43 and counting!
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woohoo, 6 months ahead and counting! (though regular glasses came in college)
Same here... but a laser fixed that permanently.
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Are you sure that you don’t need glasses?
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Are you sure that you donít need glasses?
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