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Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by acemanvx, May 22, 2006.

  1. acemanvx

    Tresa Guest

    it would be difficult to walk around in unfamiliar places, though in
    the rare event i walk around at home w/o glasses i don't bump into
    furniture.
    as long as the retinas are healthy it is possible to correct myopia.
    assuming ~50% minification, this still leaves an otherwise normally
    sighted person around 20/30, which is where i think i am, and good
    enough to drive in most states. i am sure there are times when my
    vision drops below the legal limit to drive, but this is likely true
    for a lot of progressive myopes. i drive, and have had no accidents or
    any close calls that i know of.
    my eyes are still progressing, and likely will until i am out of my
    teens. i don't know the answers to your other questions, but i suspect
    anyone who claims to will either have answers in terms of probabilities
    or be one of those whose medical understanding is based on religion.

    t
     
    Tresa, May 26, 2006
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  2. acemanvx

    acemanvx Guest

    Mike Tyner excitedly shouted:


    "Nyah, nyah... you win!"


    Do I get free orthoK then? ;)


    Tresa smiled:


    "it would be difficult to walk around in unfamiliar places, though in
    the rare event i walk around at home w/o glasses i don't bump into
    furniture."


    Than that -11 lady must be really clumsy or wandering around at night
    without glasses where its too dark to see much anyway. At -23.5 in your
    better eye with some astigmastim, youd see many times worse than that
    lady. I estimate 20/12,000! You must be really good at navigating!


    "as long as the retinas are healthy it is possible to correct myopia.
    assuming ~50% minification, this still leaves an otherwise normally
    sighted person around 20/30, which is where i think i am, and good
    enough to drive in most states."


    Of course. Although the majority of super myopes experience retina
    problems among other problems. If you correct to 20/30(at least 20/40
    since your legal to drive) thats extremely good and would be 20/20
    without minification. Is that what you get with RGP contacts?


    "i drive, and have had no accidents or
    any close calls that i know of."


    Your also a good driver! :)


    "my eyes are still progressing, and likely will until i am out of my
    teens."


    well your 19 now so I sure hope the progression has slowed to a crawl.
    Have you done any measures to slow progression such as use your old
    pair of glasses for reading? How did your eyes get so bad and so
    quickly? Thanks for your time and answers! If you have any questions
    for me, go ahead :)
     
    acemanvx, May 27, 2006
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  3. acemanvx

    Dom Guest

    Ace your innocent naivety never ceases to amaze me: reading glasses
    aren't going to slow the progression of a -25 myope.

    I can only imagine the excitement you feel when you communicate directly
    with people with myopia of various degrees. How does it come to be that
    an uneducated 24 year old can become so obsessed with the measurement &
    correction of vision?

    Dom
     
    Dom, May 27, 2006
    #23
  4. acemanvx

    acemanvx Guest

    I didnt say reading glasses, I said she can use her old pair of glasses
    which would undercorrect her and use that for reading, eating and other
    near work. I dont know if she wants to bother with that as when your
    -25 it makes no difference if your eyes get worse in how well you see
    without correction. However escalating myopia will further stretch and
    thin the retina=bad! Also her glasses will get even thicker and minify
    more!
     
    acemanvx, May 27, 2006
    #24
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