Why do farsighted people complain about glasses?

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

  1. AsianMale

    Bill 2 Guest


    Mindless stuff, really.
     
    Bill 2, Jun 5, 2005
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  2. AsianMale

    Tock Guest

    What I'd like to know is
    why don't we have more farsighted people in politics?
    -Tock
     
    Tock, Jun 5, 2005
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  3. I'm farsighted and I need 12 pairs of glasses to see at all distances.
     
    DaveJohnson12, Jun 5, 2005
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  4. AsianMale

    Chuck Olson Guest

    But you can buy your glasses for $5 each while us nearsighted have to pay
    $120 a pair for our corrective lenses. The farsighted should not be so
    unhappy. Besides they can light a fire with their lenses, while the
    nearsighted will have to rub two sticks together a whole lot - - enjoy your
    fire, you farsighted fockers!.
     
    Chuck Olson, Jun 5, 2005
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  5. AsianMale

    Rod Speed Guest

    Like hell she is with that completely silly claim that 'farsighted
    people can't see ANYTHING clearly without glasses'
    Bullshit. Most obviously those who ONLY need reading glasses.
    Bullshit. Most obviously those who ONLY need reading glasses.
    Pity about those who ONLY need reading glasses.
    Thats just plain wrong too with those who do need reading glasses.
    THEY tend to hold things at a distance so they can read it when they
    dong have their reading glasses handy and their vision isnt too bad.
    Irrelevant to her completely silly claim that 'farsighted
    people can't see ANYTHING clearly without glasses'
    Irrelevant to her completely silly claim that 'farsighted
    people can't see ANYTHING clearly without glasses'
    Irrelevant to her completely silly claim that 'farsighted
    people can't see ANYTHING clearly without glasses'
     
    Rod Speed, Jun 5, 2005
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  6. AsianMale

    Dan Abel Guest

    I've got to disagree with Bev and agree with Rod here. I define normal
    vision as being able to see both near and far without correction.


    My son is myopic, but only wears his glasses for driving. He can see at a
    distance well enough for most things, even though he is technically
    myopic. I used to be severely myopic. Did that mean that I could see
    things up close just fine? No! I could not read without my glasses. The
    farthest I could focus without correction was one inch. The nearest I
    could focus was one inch. My depth of field (range of distances I could
    see without significant blur) was about 1/4 of an inch. It is very
    difficult to read a book with that kind of vision. You have to close one
    eye and move the book back and forth in front of the other eye, because
    you can't focus both on the middle of the line and the ends of the line at
    the same time (moving your eye, obviously).


    At least I could focus and see sharply at *some* distance. About .01% of
    the time, it was useful to be able to see really tiny things clearly by
    taking off my glasses and holding them an inch from one eye (had to close
    the other eye, because obviously it wasn't possible to hold something
    within one inch of both eyes, not to mention the mucle strain of crossing
    the eyes so severely. It was like I had a built in high power magnifying
    system! My wife is not so lucky. She is hyperopic, but cannot focus at
    any distance. It's true that things are blurrier the closer they are, but
    things are still blurry at infinity, and her drivers license shows the
    restriction that she cannot drive without corrective lenses. It's true
    that milder hyperopes can see at infinity without correction, and really
    mild hyperopes can see middle distances without correction.
     
    Dan Abel, Jun 5, 2005
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  7. AsianMale

    Meifumado Guest

    why is this in alt.suicide.holiday?

    Please don't post this here.

    Respectfully,

    Pete
     
    Meifumado, Jun 5, 2005
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  8. AsianMale

    Meifumado Guest

    Do gay people or Nazis have worse eyesight?
     
    Meifumado, Jun 5, 2005
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  9. AsianMale

    Meifumado Guest

    Do gay people or Nazis have worse eyesight?
     
    Meifumado, Jun 5, 2005
    #29
  10. AsianMale

    Meifumado Guest

    Do gay people or Nazis have worse eyesight?
     
    Meifumado, Jun 5, 2005
    #30
  11. Mike -

    FYI, Rod is a well known troll (or possibly just an idiot) in
    m.c.f-l. Most of the posters there ignore him, thereby not annoying
    those of us that have him in their killfile.

    As for the OP, I'm not sure what his issues are.

    R,
    Tom Q.
     
    Tom Quackenbush, Jun 6, 2005
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  12. AsianMale

    Rod Speed Guest

    Pity that she didnt say anything about age.
    Her symptoms are completely irrelevant to the
    GENERAL claim she made about the farsighted.
     
    Rod Speed, Jun 6, 2005
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  13. Why not get LASIK instead of whining?

    I got mine over five years ago and it's been great.
     
    Tush Smells Bush Kills!!!!!!!!!!!, Jun 6, 2005
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  14. AsianMale

    The Real Bev Guest

    If you can see both far and near you are an emmetrope. If you can see near,
    but not far, you are a myope. If you can see far, but not near, you are a
    hyperope. Carry myopia far enough and you can still focus on stuff an inch
    from your nose. Carry hyperopia far enough and infinity isn't far enough away
    for you to focus.

    The word 'hyperopia' is ambiguous. Can we leave it at that?
    No, I don't. If I did, I'd need simple +3D and +5D lenses in order to see
    street signs at useful distances (like across the street). To read at normal
    distances, I need to add 2.25D to those numbers.

    --
    Cheers,
    Bev
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    "Sure, everyone's in favor of saving Hitler's brain, but when
    you put it into the body of a great white shark, suddenly
    you're a madman." --Futurama
     
    The Real Bev, Jun 6, 2005
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  15. AsianMale

    The Real Bev Guest

    Indeed. The stars that I can see without glasses are roughly equivalent to
    fuzzy full moons. Actually, more like comets with two short stubby tails,
    each about 10 degrees off plumb.

    --
    Cheers. Bev
    ==========================================================
    It's not true that Lucas, in 1947, tried to get Parliament
    to repeal Ohm's Law. They withdrew their efforts when they
    met too much resistance.
     
    The Real Bev, Jun 6, 2005
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  16. AsianMale

    The Real Bev Guest

    See my comment at the bottom. My reading glasses from 10 years ago now make
    fine mid-range glasses for fixing the car, etc.
    It may be noted that myopia decreases with age, so no matter what they do
    nearsighted people will grow more farsighted as they get older. So do
    farsighted people :-(

    --
    Cheers. Bev
    ==========================================================
    It's not true that Lucas, in 1947, tried to get Parliament
    to repeal Ohm's Law. They withdrew their efforts when they
    met too much resistance.
     
    The Real Bev, Jun 6, 2005
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  17. AsianMale

    The Real Bev Guest

    Inappropriate newsgroups deleted...

    No you don't. If you aren't hung up on fashionable (read "expensive") frames
    you can get prescription glasses for half that (plus the exam, of course) by
    smart shopping. Moreover, we can get + lenses for a buck a pair, but
    generally only up to about +3D. Better than nothing, of course.
    That doesn't work. Poke a hole in a dry log, put in some dry burnable stuff,
    put a pointy stick in the hole and twirl it between your palms.

    --
    Cheers. Bev
    ==========================================================
    It's not true that Lucas, in 1947, tried to get Parliament
    to repeal Ohm's Law. They withdrew their efforts when they
    met too much resistance.
     
    The Real Bev, Jun 6, 2005
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  18. AsianMale

    Bill 2 Guest

    Instead of your palms, fashion a bow with a stick and some string / string
    substitute, and use this. Much move leverage.
     
    Bill 2, Jun 6, 2005
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  19. AsianMale

    Rod Speed Guest

    Duh, and irrelevant to your stupid pig ignorant claim that
    'farsighted people can't see ANYTHING clearly without glasses'
    Irrelevant to your stupid pig ignorant claim that 'farsighted
    people can't see ANYTHING clearly without glasses'
    Nope, YOU were the one who brought that up, the OP used the
    word farsighted and YOU made the stupid pig ignorant claim that
    'farsighted people can't see ANYTHING clearly without glasses'
    Irrelevant to your stupid pig ignorant claim that 'farsighted
    people can't see ANYTHING clearly without glasses'

    Keep desperately digging, you'll be out in china any day now.
     
    Rod Speed, Jun 6, 2005
    #39
  20. AsianMale

    Rod Speed Guest

    move leverage has been banned.
     
    Rod Speed, Jun 6, 2005
    #40
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