The beauty of 20/20 vision

In: Personal

1 Dec 2003

You never realize what you’re missing until you experience it for yourself. I’d just bought a new yearly supply of contact lenses with the refractive index amended to the latest -6.00 (right eye) and -5.75 (left eye). Last time I had contacts made, they were -4.50 (right eye) and -4.00 (left eye). Either the last optometrist had the measurements all wrong or staring at the monitor the whole day has worsened my myopia.

And now with the new contact lenses, everything is so clear. I thought it was a slightly blurry with my old contact lenses, but in retrospect, it was definitely more than “slightly”. I can see every blade of grass and every pore in your face (that is, if you ever stuck your pretty face close to mine in real life). I can see the bus number from a greater distance away. I can tell you what the first letter is in the 20/20 row of the optometrist’s eyechart.

To those few of you who aren’t myopic yet: take care of your eyes peeps! Stop staring at your monitors for too long! Hmm… What’s the point? Nobody ever listens to nagging like this. I know I didn’t.

11 Responses to The beauty of 20/20 vision

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Stephan Schmidt

December 1st, 2003 at 7pm

I had the same expirience lately with my own new lenses,

bye
-stephan
http://snipsnap.org

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Vinnie Garcia

December 2nd, 2003 at 2am

Wow Joel, that’s what my dad’s prescription was at before he went and got corrective surgery. Now he’s 20/40 in both eyes, which is good enough to drive without glasses. Maybe you should look into it, but I’d wait a couple of years until your vision stays stable for a while.

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Roshambo

December 2nd, 2003 at 3am

I’m 23 years old and just had the first eye exam of my life a couple of days ago. After several tests and some examining the optometrist reported that my vision is better than 20/20 and my eyes are completely healthy.

I stare at computer monitors at least 8 hours a day and have been doing so for quite a while. Concerned, I asked the optometrist whether this kind of hard core computer use can hurt my vision. Surprisingly, her reply was, “Not at all.” She explained that computer monitors may cause eyestrain, but nothing more, and certainly nothing permanent.

Monitors causing eye damage is really more of a wivestale.

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Roshambo

December 2nd, 2003 at 3am

Meant to post a link to this short article too.

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S.Srikanth

March 17th, 2004 at 12pm

I am also 23 years old and suffer from myopia. The problem is that I hate wearing specs & contacts . Is there any way I can rid myself of short-sightedness without using either of them ? My job thankfully doesnt involve much of computer viewing. Kindly help.

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Cheah Chu Yeow

March 17th, 2004 at 1pm

S. Srikanth: Well, you can consider surgery. I haven’t done any research into exactly what’s available (I know about Lasik, but that’s about it), or what technique’s supposedly safer. As always with surgery, there is a risk of failure and public opinion is abound with comments both citing the success and failure of Lasik and similar surgical procedures.

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S.Srikanth

March 18th, 2004 at 7pm

Thank you very much for your valuable advice ,Mr.Cheah Chu Yeow. I am from India and so can you suggest some website where I can look up to eye-care and the effects of myopia. Please do me this favor, Mr.Chu. Also, nice to know that you have operated yourself and got good treatment. Thanks once again.

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Cheah Chu Yeow

March 18th, 2004 at 10pm

Well, I suppose it wouldn’t hurt to start here. Use Google if all else fails.

And you are mistaken – I haven’t operated myself. I still wear contacts.

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fruittree

March 20th, 2004 at 5pm

actually, you should not be able to see the eye-chart for the smallest letters…

seeing that you also can see every blade of grass and even bus number from afar sound worrrying.

what i worry is that ur optometrist might have over-prescribe ur lens…

overprescription may result in worsening of eyesight. normal eyesight wont be able to see every thing as clear as it should be…

correct prescription of lens should be that, the wearer feel utmost comfortable with the lens, beware that comfortable doesnt mean clarity always.

all the best

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S.Srikanth

March 22nd, 2004 at 12pm

Thanks very much for all the help. I am actually a loner in life. How do I make friends?Can some one kinldy guide me on this too?

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April 11th, 2005 at 8pm

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