Why do farsighted people complain about glasses?

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by AsianMale, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. AsianMale

    AsianMale Guest

    Do you ever go on all these alternatives to myopia websites that say
    myopia makes your eyes get worse? They say that glasses make your eyes
    worse. They also claim that their eye exercises can cure ALL eye
    diseases.

    But what really makes me angry is when they have testimonials of people
    who are FARSIGHTED! What does that have to do with myopia reversal?
    Furthermore I have discovered that this so-called myopia, and
    astigmatism prevention/reversal are only possible for the slightly
    myopic.

    But seriously, why are these farsighted people so amazed that they
    "improved" their vision, when actually all they did was move their eyes
    in a more negative direction?

    Is their "improvement" supposed to impress us who are myopic?

    Seriously, what do farsighted people have to complain about?
    Farsighted people never have to worry about not being able to see the
    board, not being able to do their job, not getting more bulging eyes
    from negative lenses (when you take them off), not having to lose their
    glasses and be totally inefficient the whole day, not having staircase
    myopia.

    Farsighted people are God's gift, they are the lucky ones. I don't see
    why farsighted people are even concerned with vision exercises or
    vision "improvement" at all.

    Does anyone know why they are?
     
    AsianMale, Jun 5, 2005
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  2. AsianMale

    The Real Bev Guest

    Because, jerk, farsighted people can't see ANYTHING clearly without glasses.
    Add astigmatism and it gets worse. You might want to check a dictionary
    before you mouth off next time.

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    The Real Bev, Jun 5, 2005
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  3. AsianMale

    youidiota Guest

    I'm sure they can see the board from the back of the room, right?
     
    youidiota, Jun 5, 2005
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  4. AsianMale

    The Real Bev Guest

    Certainly. Without a doubt I would be able to see that there is a board in
    the front of the room if I were sitting in the back of the room. The problem
    arises only when I want to read what's written on it.

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    little children jump up and down and run around yelling and
    screaming...They don't know I'm only using blanks." --Emo
     
    The Real Bev, Jun 5, 2005
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  5. AsianMale

    AsianMale Guest

    but you're "far-sighted", therefore you should be able to see things
    that are "far away". If the blackboard is 20 feet away, why should not
    you be able to see it?
     
    AsianMale, Jun 5, 2005
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  6. AsianMale

    Rod Speed Guest

    Basically its inconvenient to need glasses for reading.
     
    Rod Speed, Jun 5, 2005
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  7. AsianMale

    Rod Speed Guest

    Wrong. Most of them only need glasses when reading.
    Or you might. http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=farsighted
     
    Rod Speed, Jun 5, 2005
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  8. AsianMale

    The Real Bev Guest

    Those people have normal vision.

    Hyperopes do not have normal vision. As hyperopes get older, they can
    accommodate less and less and it becomes harder and harder to focus close up.
    Eventually NOTHING can be focused. I didn't need to wear glasses for reading
    until I was 38. Now I need them for everything. If you don't, be grateful.
    Whatever. I suspect that the definition in a medical dictionary might be
    quite different...

    http://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/ency/hyperopia.jsp

    What do YOU consider the proper word for people whose eyeballs are too short
    to allow the lens+cornea to ever focus the image on the retina?

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    Bev
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    The Real Bev, Jun 5, 2005
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  9. I am a farsighted person that makes my eyeglass providers undercorrect
    my prescription slightly, and I still deteriorate to an extent that gets
    notably worse every few years. I need "reading glasses" now most of the
    time to see well anything closer than my 17 inch computer monitor!

    Although I surely say this in the direction of saying that eye exercise
    programs are about 80% BS!!! Exercise your eyes as best as possible, and
    this means you need at age 50 what you otherwise would have needed at age
    45, or need at age 45 what you would otherwise would have needed at age 41
    or 40!

    - Don Klipstein ()
     
    Don Klipstein, Jun 5, 2005
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  10. AsianMale

    Rod Speed Guest

    Wrong. Those that dont need glasses at all have normal vision.
    Correct. BUT THEY CAN SEE THINGS AT A DISTANCE FINE.

    THATS WHY THEY ARE CALLED FAR SIGHTED, BECAUSE
    THEY CAN SEE THINGS AT A DISTANCE FINE.
    Separate issue entirely to your original claim that they cant see anything
    clearly without glasses. They can see things at a distance fine.
    Wrong. Whatever is in focus with the lense relaxed
    can be seen fine, and that is what is at a distance.
    Irrelevant to your original claim that they cant see anything
    clearly without glasses. They can see things at a distance fine.
    Then you dont have simple hyperopia.
    Which says

    Depending upon the amount of hyperopia, symptoms can range
    from none to clear distance vision but blurry near vision

    Nothing like your original.
    I didnt even comment on that term. I JUST commented on your claim
    that 'farsighted people can't see ANYTHING clearly without glasses'

    That is just plain wrong, as both the normal and medical dictionarys say.
     
    Rod Speed, Jun 5, 2005
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  11. I think a better question is: Why did you post this to
    alt.suicide.holiday, rec.arts.tv, misc.consumers.frugal-living, and
    alt.suicide.methods?

    I smell a TROLL.

    ~Elizabeth
     
    Elizabeth Moran, Jun 5, 2005
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  12. AsianMale

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    Bev is correct. Farsighted people require accommodation to see at
    every distance. True, they require accommodation MORE for close
    vision, but accommodation is still required for DISTANCE vision. When
    accommodation begins to fail, then the image becomes a blur -- first at
    near, then also at far. AT SOME POINT, a farsighted individual cannot
    see clearly at any distance.

    To make the situation worse, the natural tendency to see something is
    to get closer to it. For a farsighted person, this increases the blur.
    A nearsighted person at least can see to insert their contact lenses.
    In my experience, farsighted people tend to be more unhappy than
    nearsighted people with their visual situation on a diopter equivalent
    basis.

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, Jun 5, 2005
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  13. Rod Speed wrote:

    It really means that they can see thing better, or easier at distance
    than at near. And how well they see at far depends on age and amount of
    hyperopia (far sightedness). If the amount is over 3 D. or so, they
    can't see very well at any distance and are likely to have crossed eyes
    without their glasses. The only people who see very clearly at far when
    they are over the age of 50 are emmetropes, not hyperopes.

    w.stacy, o.d.
     
    William Stacy, Jun 5, 2005
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  14. AsianMale

    AsianMale Guest

    Well it's basically inconvenient to not be able to wear overprescribed
    minus lenses for fear that they will make the eye grow longer,
    furthering the risk for detached retina. Thus it's basically
    inconvenient not being able to see far while wearing weak glasses, and
    not being able to see the computer screen with weak glasses. It's
    basically inconvenient having a focal distance of 4 inches and
    experiencing far more blar than any hyperope. It's basically
    inconvenient having giant bulging eyes when I take my glasses off.
    It's basically inconveninent not being able to function if your glasses
    slide off your nose but yet your head is down; thus it's basically
    inconvenient scrunching your nose to see anything, when a farsighted
    person can just look over their glasses.
     
    AsianMale, Jun 5, 2005
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  15. AsianMale

    AsianMale Guest

    Those people have normal vision.
    WAH WAH WAH!!!! DOES BABY WANT A BOTTLE? You're right, I'll be
    grateful that I need glasses to do EVERYTHING, that, even with glasses
    I STILL can't have clear vision unless I put on my overprescribed minus
    lenses which will make the image MORE BLURRY. I cannot function
    without glasses! At least you can go out and look at the stars.
     
    AsianMale, Jun 5, 2005
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  16. AsianMale

    Bill 2 Guest

    I don't understand why farsighted people are God's gift, at best they still
    need glasses to read, so there still is improvement to be had.


    I'm neither farsighted, nor nearsighted (at least not to a noticeable
    extent), so I can read writing inches from my eyes, or the highway sign a
    hundred or so feet away, without any corrective lenses.
     
    Bill 2, Jun 5, 2005
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  17. AsianMale

    AsianMale Guest

    Bev is correct. Farsighted people require accommodation to see at
    If farsighted people are so boohoo, then why don't they try on some
    minus lenses and hen do some closework. That will "improve" their
    hyperopia. See? I have all the answers, no matter how sarcastic they
    are.

    Although it has not been proved that not wearing glasses prevents
    deterioration, it has been proved that they destroy your eyes. So just
    get a farsighted person and give them some minus lenses and then block
    out all their windows. They will be accomodating here and there and
    pretty soon their eyeball will grow so long they will become myopic.
    There's a great solution.
     
    AsianMale, Jun 5, 2005
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  18. AsianMale

    Charles Guest

    It is inconvenient going to the toilet before relieving oneself but
    somehow we manage. Life is full of inconveniences we have to live with
    everyday. Millions of people manage to wear glasses. Life goes on...
     
    Charles, Jun 5, 2005
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  19. AsianMale

    to_youidiota Guest

    Actually "it's basically inconvenient" to have to delete your posts.
     
    to_youidiota, Jun 5, 2005
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  20. AsianMale

    Warren Guest


    Does anyone know why you're posting to these newsgroups?
     
    Warren, Jun 5, 2005
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