Nearsighted but can't see to read

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Mike S., Jan 10, 2006.

  1. Mike S.

    Mike S. Guest

    My doctor told me that I'm nearsighted and need glasses to see far
    away. Other than that, my eyes are fine/normal. However, I need my
    glasses to read and use the computer. They're not reading or computer
    glasses, they're for distance. OTC reading glasses don't help me see to
    read, but my distance glasses do. Why is this? It feels like it has to
    do with eye strain. When I try to read a book or the computer screen
    without my glasses, my eyes feel strained. The more I read without my
    glasses, the worse it seems to get. I always try to wear my glasses but
    there are times when I don't like to because I'm afraid they'll get
    Mike S., Jan 10, 2006
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    acemanvx Guest

    I think the best bet is you also have astigmastim which makes things
    blurry at all distances. You probably have enough accomodation to see
    clear from near, such as half meter with your distance glasses. My
    other thinking is you are a high myope and youd have to hold everything
    very close to your face to see clearly where in the case its actually
    easier to see with distance glasses. I have presbyopia and I still use
    distance glasses(slight undercorrection) sometimes for reading, but I
    do hold reading material at arms length. My myopia is high enough that
    without glasses I must hold stuff close to my face. Forget even seeing
    this computer monitor without glasses, this isnt possible unless I
    reduce my myopia to -2 or less. I sit 2/3 to 1 meter from the monitor
    depending if I lay back on my swivel chair.
    acemanvx, Jan 10, 2006
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    CatmanX Guest

    Shut the F*@$ up you dickhead. Don't post when you know nothing about
    the topic.

    dr grant
    CatmanX, Jan 10, 2006
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    acemanvx Guest

    Sorry but I do know alot about it. I still say its astigmastim because
    all my nearsighted friends can see great from near without glasses,
    that is except those with astigmastim.
    acemanvx, Jan 10, 2006
  5. Mike S.

    RT Guest

    News flash

    After graduating from Armchair U with an advanced degree in Otisology,
    Ace is now pursing and another advanced degree in
    theinternet from Swivel Chair U.
    RT, Jan 10, 2006
  6. Mike S.

    RT Guest

    Ace's "circle of friends" come through again to prove his point. Next he
    may try Lawn Chair U just to experience life outside of his bedroom
    where is computer is located. He's planning on canvassing the foot
    traffic in front of his house for his next great conclusion. Who needs
    equipment and objective testing when Ace knows?
    RT, Jan 10, 2006
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    p.clarkii Guest

    whether or not its easy or not for you to read without your glasses
    depends on how nearsighted you are.

    who cares what your opinion is. you are just some kid with an interest
    in vision but no training or experience. no one can give this poster
    any help until he provides more information.
    p.clarkii, Jan 10, 2006
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    Dear Ace-

    "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and
    remove all doubt."

    Abraham Lincoln
    Neil Brooks, Jan 10, 2006
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    CatmanX Guest

    LOL RT.

    Ace thinks that having spent 10 minutes reading something makes him an
    expert. This logic would have me as president of the US, China and
    Russia. Now that would be pretty cool.

    CatmanX, Jan 10, 2006
  10. Mike S.

    CatmanX Guest

    CatmanX, Jan 10, 2006
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