I'm now, officially, a Specky ****

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Re: I'm now, officially, a Specky ****

Post by rossi46 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:31 pm

We were told that kids' eyes don't stop developing 'til they're 8 years old and that if worn constantly, glasses will help to repair and correct the anomalies. All cases are not the same, mind you. That's just what the Doctor at the eye clinic told us.

Unfortunately, my wee boy didn't wear his enough and it's looking like he'll now have to wear glasses permanently.
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Post by merman » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:12 am

crusto wrote:My 5 year old started wearing his this week, the opticians reckon these will 'put him right' within approx 6 months and then he should be glasses free. I wonder how they predict such things.
Certain problems, like a squint or a weakness in the muscles used to focus the lens, can be corrected in the short term. My eyeballs are the wrong shape, hence permanent optical accessories...
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Re: I'm now, officially, a Specky ****

Post by JazzFunk » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:09 pm

Join the club (like my specky teacher said to an 11-year old me). 8)

I'm a specky twiz-at myself, as are many people around me (much moreso than in the 80s/90s). Glasses ain't niche anymore, in fact they're legitimately badass, 'cos everyone's going blind. :lol:

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Re: I'm now, officially, a Specky ****

Post by Sega2006 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:10 pm

Ive got some 50's/60's style ones as Im blind as a bat but I never wear them :lol:

I wouldnt worry these days as glasses are 'fashionable' as Ive lost count of the complete burkes Ive seen around wearing those bloody brains from thunderbirds style ones with clear lenses because they think it makes them look cool.
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Re: I'm now, officially, a Specky ****

Post by Negative Creep » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:46 pm

I've worn contacts for about 5 years now. I had glasses before that, but to be honest I utterly hated them. I have monthly lenses so just switch them over on the 1st of the month and otherwise forget I even have them in
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Re: I'm now, officially, a Specky ****

Post by muppetboy » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:10 pm

I ended up having cataracts removed at the age of 41. I know; young to be having that kind of thing at a young (cough) age. Turned out to be a known side-effect from the self-injection drug I take for arthritis. I've always been short-sighted and had alternated between specs and daily contact lenses for years. These days I tend to wear daily contact lenses for driving and reading glasses when on laptop.

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Post by tachi » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:15 am

I was issued vdu specs last year due to being long-sighted.
Used them for 2 weeks and every night I had blinding headaches so have pretty much stopped using them now...
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Post by rossi46 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:33 am

My new Oakley sunglasses are now redundant :-(
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:10 am

I wouldn't say that. You've managed fine until now, so there's no reason you can't still use them. Do you need to read small print while you're out on the bike?
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Re: I'm now, officially, a Specky ****

Post by djcarlos » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:30 am

Glasses since I was 10, contacts since 18.

Hmm. I've just realised I've worn contacts for exactly half of my life! Look, here I am :shock:
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