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#16 Azusa

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 17:41

Bout 3 years ago.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 17:52

A couple of years before my surgery, which was a deciding reason in doing it.

I bought my last sets( two sets one regular one with sun shade glasses) at specsavers because they where cheap. At this point I has also gotten into photography. And I would rather live without the chromatic aberration glasses gives you.

Sure had I bought glasses at a more expensive place, may e the glass wouldn't give the aberration, but no optometrist at any other store could say this for sure, in fact most didn't even know what chromatic aberration was...

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:04

Tomorrow :(
My last pair got stolen from the swimming pool while I was working

Who the F steals somebodies glasses

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:07

My first pair was early 2005, current pair dates back to early 2010 but I really need a new pair, they're full of scratches and it's a bit annoying.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:10

2010. In 2011 I switched to daily contacts and then shortly after that I got continuous wear contact lenses. I put the lenses in at the start of the month, sleep with them in and then remove them at the end for a new pair. I always hated the burden of glasses.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:42

Probably a year and a half... Before my current glasses I only got new lenses and before THAT, well.. those were my first pair of glasses and I got those about in 7th grade...
I started off with pretty bad vision, but it didn't get much worse.

I'm really happy it's stagnating and I hope it stays that way.

At first I didn't like having to wear glasses and I put them away whenever I didn't totally need them, now I often fall asleep with them and they are kind of a must have on my face.
I prefer my face a lot more with my glasses on. :)

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 19:06

Just over a year ago.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 19:18

3.5 years ago. Some unknown brand not even Google can find, with plastic lenses that, sadly, have quite deteriorated because I can't be arsed to properly take care of things (also because it's plastic, but self-loathing must take priority). I've been wanting to get new ones for a while now, but can't afford, being that my priorities are wrong and, of course, because the damn things cost too much as it is.

Add that I'd like to have thinner, high-index lenses - bah, costs too much. Coated glass ones, so that they don't scratch - bah, costs too much. Probably photochromics that don't suck - bah, costs too much. Or probably rimless - bah, costs too much. And makes one look like a lawyer, a yuppie - and I despise/hate/envy yuppies!

At least now I get to just drop them at times, and wear cheap clip-on shades even when it's cloudy outside so as to hide my eyes...

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 20:18

I have to replace my lenses every year and my frames every other year. I have rather poor eye site caused by a genetic disorder that messes with my pupils. As I get older my eye site gets worse just at a rather quick pace. 25 years old and I have tri focal glasses.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 20:36

I made it to 45 before I started needing them to read...so far walmart 1.5+ is doing the trick...no need to spend more than that as long as I can still spot a gnat on a dogs butt at 25 yards. I just can't see one clearly 6 inches from my face. :laugh:

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:28

About a year ago. I finally had to acknowledge that my eyes weren't what they use to be.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:53

A couple of years before my surgery, which was a deciding reason in doing it.

I bought my last sets( two sets one regular one with sun shade glasses) at specsavers because they where cheap. At this point I has also gotten into photography. And I would rather live without the chromatic aberration glasses gives you.

Sure had I bought glasses at a more expensive place, may e the glass wouldn't give the aberration, but no optometrist at any other store could say this for sure, in fact most didn't even know what chromatic aberration was...

Lenses with a high refractive index are recommended for people with strong prescriptions. Luckily for me, my prescription was weak enough to get lenses with a refractive index of 1.56. The lower the refractive index, the lower the chromatic aberration. If I had a strong prescription and had to choose between thick lenses/low chromatic aberration and thin lenses/high chromatic aberration... I'd most likely go for the thinner lenses.

Tomorrow :(
My last pair got stolen from the swimming pool while I was working

Who the F steals somebodies glasses

I've never heard of anyone's glasses being stolen. Most people know that it would be useless to them. I hope they weren't too expensive.

My first pair was early 2005, current pair dates back to early 2010 but I really need a new pair, they're full of scratches and it's a bit annoying.

You should get lenses with an anti-scratch coating.

I made it to 45 before I started needing them to read...so far walmart 1.5+ is doing the trick...no need to spend more than that as long as I can still spot a gnat on a dogs butt at 25 yards. I just can't see one clearly 6 inches from my face. :laugh:

I can imagine how annoying farsightedness would be. I'm nearsighted but I also have an astigmatism which makes everything slightly blurry. It's obviously worse at greater distances but it isn't bad enough for me to not see something clearly (directly in front of me). The only thing that bothers me is reading small text on a monitor. Fortunately, my glasses correct my nearsightedness as well as my astigmatism.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:39

You should get lenses with an anti-scratch coating.

I have anti-scratch coating on my lenses, didn't help that much :p

I want Gorilla Glass/Dragontrail Glass lenses ^^

I can imagine how annoying farsightedness would be. I'm nearsighted but I also have an astigmatism which makes everything slightly blurry. It's obviously worse at greater distances but it isn't bad enough for me to not see something clearly (directly in front of me). The only thing that bothers me is reading small text on a monitor. Fortunately, my glasses correct my nearsightedness as well as my astigmatism.

Same here, my astigmatism causes me to have to wear my glasses when working on the PC sometimes. I'm at -1,25 dioptry for both eyes, -0,50 cyl something to correct my astigmatism.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:54

I'm so nearsighted I need glasses for computer work and when holding my smartphone at normal distance if I don't want to squint a little to get a sharp picture.

Haha
~3 dioptry and something
I guess it was minus 3,... but I'm not certain.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 19:49

Got mines last year in October. The pair would the ones I'm wearing in the profile picture on my news poster profile. Lenses I've used for the last three or so glasses were all Transition lenses of varying strengths.

The pair before that was about 4 or 5 years old.



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