16 year old with thousand degree glasses contemplating suicide

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by youidiota, May 27, 2005.

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    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    No, but you obviously think people should believe your unsubstantiated

    Dr. Leukoma, Jun 2, 2005
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    Dan Abel Guest

    I've thought about it. I'm not addicted to my car, even though I drive it
    often. I'm not addicted to my newspapers, even though I read them often.
    I'm not addicted to my house, even though I've lived there for almost 30
    years. I'm not addicted to glasses, even though I wear them every day
    (reading glasses now).
    Dan Abel, Jun 2, 2005
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    Dan Abel Guest

    Eyesight is much more important than legs, I agree. However, glasses
    almost completely correct vision. Crutches are a poor substitute for
    having two good legs. Sometimes legs can heal. Some problems never heal
    and never can. How many times have you heard of a missing leg growing
    back? Doesn't happen. Also, eyes often get better. My myopia decreased
    when I got older. It was totally eliminated as a byproduct of cataract

    No, I am not nearsighted any more. I had surgery (see above). I was -10D
    and -12D at the worst. Glasses never hurt my eyes.

    I felt no pain or physical pleasure. I was certainly happy that I could
    see with my glasses. The farthest away I could focus without glasses was
    about one inch. I could not even read without glasses, except by closing
    one eye and moving the book back and forth in front of the other eye.

    I wore glasses constantly, except for sleeping and bathing, for 35 years.
    Dan Abel, Jun 2, 2005
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    Tom Guest

    I never heard of eyes bulging because of myopia.. I'd better just go
    look in the mirror.

    Tom, Jun 2, 2005
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    youidiota Guest

    Wooly. You're stories of tragedies with drugs are very horrible,
    especially the AIDS one. But that just shows how great their lives
    were. They lived their golden years. Us with myopia don't have golden
    years. Today I just saw some guy in my Chinese class wearing glasses.
    I remember that he used to try on my glasses out of curiosity.

    My entire life has sucked feeling ugly in glasses, not being able to
    floss without grinning to keep the frames over my eyes, constantly
    pushing my glasses up, always having a bad time in school because I
    couldn't see the board because of staircase myopia.

    Although your stories of drugs-gone-wrong, glasses are still the worst
    drug in the world. Doctors prescribe glasses, but yet they are
    hesitant to prescribe marijuana. Negative lenses are drug that do not
    feel good. The doctor assumes no responsibility for any damage that
    they do to your eyes. There is no way to "break the habit" of wearing
    glasses "cold turkey". At least it is possible to stop doing all
    drugs. What's worse is that glasses are seen as a sign of
    intelligence, not as poison for the eyes. Glasses are highly
    addictive, costly, and impossible to break free from. Glasses are the
    most evil drug ever, they don't even feel good, they arn't cool, need I
    say more?

    There, I have proven you wrong.

    And don't tell me you can look at the ground with your glasses, your
    field of vision is severely limited. Don't be a fool.
    youidiota, Jun 3, 2005
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    youidiota Guest

    Black people look good with glasses fool. Of course he doesn't give a
    youidiota, Jun 3, 2005
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    youidiota Guest

    You're presbyopic? I thought you were myopic. If you are presbyopic
    and are 20/20 I respect you, but if you are myopic and declare that you
    are not addicted to concave lenses then that is a lie. You know it's
    true. Or maybe you're financially secure and maybe you really don't
    need glasses. How old are you and what is your Rx?
    youidiota, Jun 3, 2005
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    youidiota Guest

    It's nice to know that you can be myopic and still be successful Dan
    youidiota, Jun 3, 2005
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    youidiota Guest

    Tom, myopia, by definition myopia means a longer and larger eye. Maybe
    your Rx's are very similar so both of your eyes are the same size,
    unlike mine.
    youidiota, Jun 3, 2005
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    Dan Abel Guest

    It's important to have frames that fit. I would suggest that you visit
    your optician and explain that your glasses won't stay up. If this can't
    be fixed, then get new frames.

    There's no excuse for this. I don't know what state you are posting from,
    but here in California, it costs the state roughly US$5,000 per year for
    an elementary school education. Most states spend more, and I expect that
    high school is also more. I spend US$25.00 per lens. Your frames, once
    you get them adjusted or replaced, should last for years without
    replacement. Even if you get your lenses replaced every six months,
    that's US$100 per year, less than the cost of one fancy coffee per week.
    Don't throw away your education for lack of US$.50 per school day, a small
    fraction of what the state is paying for your education. Of course, if
    you are in a private school, the cost is certainly much more.
    Dan Abel, Jun 3, 2005
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    Dan Abel Guest

    A person may be both, which I was. I am now 55, and started presbyopia in
    my early 40s. I developed cataract in both eyes, and had surgery in both
    eyes to correct it. I was very myopic for most of my life, -10D and -12D
    at the worst. I wore glasses for 35 years, pretty much full time. I wore
    contacts for about 10 years after that. For most cataract surgery, myopia
    and hyperopia (but not astigmatism) can be corrected as a byproduct of the
    surgery. I am no longer myopic in either eye, and wear no distance

    I guess that you aren't going to respect me, then. I had a retinal
    detachment in my right eye about 10 years ago, and have suffered a minor
    but permanent vision loss in that eye. I can only be corrected to 20/25
    in the right eye, and that number is deceiving, since I don't see nearly
    as well with the right eye as with the left, even fully corrected.

    I simply didn't consider it to be an addiction. Glasses and contacts were
    tools that enabled me to live my life easier. Perhaps this is just a
    terminology issue. They were certainly very important to me.

    It doesn't matter whether you are financially secure or not. Someone with
    lots of money still wants to be able to see. What good is it to have the
    money to travel to exotic places (if that's what a person wants to do) if
    you can't see anything while you are there?

    I'm 55, and plano in both eyes, with 1.75D of astigmatism in the right
    eye, and a +2.00 add. Since the vision in my right eye is poor even when
    corrected, I seldom wear my toric contact lens in that eye. I need to get
    a third opinion from an OD. One OD said that correction would not help my
    vision. My OMD disagreed, and suggested that I see a different OD for
    another opinion.
    Dan Abel, Jun 3, 2005
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