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JediTricks
07-26-2002, 11:59 PM
While reading a thread, I realized that the tiny scratches in my cornea had become very distracting during reading and I had to go take an ibuprofen. Even though I have 20/15 vision (that's better than average, things 20 feet away look only 15 to me - a strange twist of fate because literally everybody in my family besides me requires glasses), I've found it very difficult to read a lot because of these "floaters" in my vision thanks to scratches I probably could have avoided as a kid if I was responsible back then - but being a kid, I doubt I was ever going to be responsible like that.

So, now that I've bored you with the details of MY vision, how is yours?

LTBasker
07-27-2002, 12:05 AM
I haven't had my eyes checked since 4th grade, but it was just a school test so I dunno what my vision is, it was just wether I needed glasses or not.

So far I'm the only one in my family who hasn't needed glasses, and I hope to keep it that way! Bring on the carrots!!! :D Not that I have anything against glasses, it's just I have enough trouble with sunglasses.

2-1B
07-27-2002, 12:06 AM
The dark side has clouded my vision . . . oh, you mean my vision literally ? :D

I require corrective lenses, since I was oh about 11 or 12. :( I tried contact lenses, but due to one lense being HUGE I couldn't adjust to them. So it's glasses from here on out, and I don't mind it.

I never experience any discomfort, even if reading a computer screen for a few hours straight. So I am grateful for that. :)
And I always wear them, I don't need to take them off to read or anything like that.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
07-27-2002, 12:07 AM
Mine is pretty bad. I have pretty bad myopia or nearsightedness (I can see things near but not things from afar). I don't know the specifics of each eye, but I can tell you that when I take off my glasses I can only read the words that I am typing from 8-9 inches or less on the computer screen. Any greater distance and then all the words are a blur.

I've had glasses since the 3rd grade. Didn't start wearing them all the time until the 6th grade. I fiddled around with contacts when I was in 12th grade but I could not get used to the constant maintenace and care they required. Plus, my darn eye would turn pink constantly and my vision wasn't as great as it was when I wore glasses.

When I get older and lots of cashola (hopefully!) I plan to get some laser eye surgery. I wants to get rid of my glasses for once and for all. I do hear though if the lens of your eye (I think it is the lens) gets past a certain point that they can't perform the surgery. Oh, well then.

Dark Knight
07-27-2002, 12:23 AM
My eyesight is pretty bad:crazed: . I have to wear glasses all the time. I'm the only one in my family that wears glasses:frus: .

Dar' Argol
07-27-2002, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by Lowly Bantha Cleaner
Mine is pretty bad. I have pretty bad myopia or nearsightedness (I can see things near but not things from afar). I don't know the specifics of each eye, but I can tell you that when I take off my glasses I can only read the words that I am typing from 8-9 inches or less on the computer screen. Any greater distance and then all the words are a blur.

I've had glasses since the 3rd grade. Didn't start wearing them all the time until the 6th grade. I fiddled around with contacts when I was in 12th grade but I could not get used to the constant maintenace and care they required. Plus, my darn eye would turn pink constantly and my vision wasn't as great as it was when I wore glasses.

When I get older and lots of cashola (hopefully!) I plan to get some laser eye surgery. I wants to get rid of my glasses for once and for all. I do hear though if the lens of your eye (I think it is the lens) gets past a certain point that they can't perform the surgery. Oh, well then.

For a moment I thought I hacked into your user name, posted, and forgot about it:eek:

I've had glasses since the end of 3rd grade, I have nearsightedness as well, and without my glasses I can't see past the brim of my hat clearly. Everything becomes colored blobs!! I have also thought about the Lasik Surgery too, but I want to see the long term effects b/4 I go through something like that.

Hasbro'sBountyHunter
07-27-2002, 12:43 AM
I've had glasses since the 6th grade. My eyesight is really bad.:crazed:

Eternal Padawan
07-27-2002, 03:00 AM
I'm not sure what my prescription is but 20/700 sounds about right. I have astigmatism, so even with corrective contact lenses everything is still a tad blurry. Laser corrective surgery is on my list of things to do. You know, buy a Gamecube, get a new digital camcorder, visit Washington D.C., get corrective eye surgery, etc.



ROLLO!

Pendo
07-27-2002, 08:34 AM
Although at work I'm supposed to have my eyes checked every six months, I haven't had it done since I was 18 :eek:. The amount of time I spend on a computer I will probably need some glasses or something :cool:, but I'll have to get them tested first and I'm not planning on getting them tested untill they fall out :happy:!!!


:stupid:

PENDO!

Jargo
07-27-2002, 09:27 AM
20/20 vision. the rest of my family all wear glasses and have crap sight. I once went to an optician and had my eyes tested and he detected a slight difference in colour perception between each eye but nothing worth bothering with. he gave me reading glasses just to shut me up because I was convinced I was going to go blind or something. The glasses are just plain glass basically. A placebo measure from a canny guy. I wore them for a few weeks and then completely forgot about the problems I percieved I had.
Acute hearing a hyper sensitive sense of taste/smell and pretty near perfect sight are the things I relish the most in life. If I lost any of that I couldn't see a point in living. Those senses are life to me. Apart from the sense of touch and the dexterity of both hands to perform tasks like writing, typing, painting, making stuff etc. to lose my hands is another thing I live in fear of, but to lose the olfactory, aural, or visual senses is to me the worst that could happen to anyone.

DeadEye
07-27-2002, 09:40 AM
"Oh, oh, Jargo's boasting!"

I have 20/20 vision as well, although they said I'm slightly nearsighted. :p

scruffziller
07-27-2002, 09:44 AM
I am nearsighted and have an astigmatism. I just got glasses here a few months ago but should have got them 2 years ago.

Jargo
07-27-2002, 09:48 AM
lalalalalalal can't hear you lalalalalalalalalalalala still can't hear you lalalalalalalalalalalalalala lalalalalalalalalalalala starfish don't have brains lalalalalalalalalalalalala polar bears are all left handed lalalalalalalalalalala.......

mabudonicus
07-27-2002, 11:40 AM
DA- ditto. I wouldn't get the surgery, I've had bad luck with all things clinical, but that "brim of the hat" describes my sight perfectly. My eyes are ironically, both incorrectly focussed AND hyper sensitive to light, so I have to wear contacts so I can wear shades (I look COOL, too:)) At least my eyes aren't getting worse too fast, as between grades 3 and 8 or so they fell right apart.

2-1B
07-27-2002, 11:55 AM
Thanks Jargo, you reminded me that I am officially "color deficient", particularly when it comes to blues vs. purples (violet to all you Crayola students :rolleyes: ).

Also, I've taken those gradual color exams where you have to line up colors from lightest to darkest, it forms a line starting as orange graduating to yellow (or something similar). I've always failed those miserably. :)

QLD
07-27-2002, 11:59 AM
I am near sighted, nothing bad, just a light prescription. I pretty much only wear my glasses when driving at night, at the movie theatre, and sometimes playing video games.

I am slightly color-deficient.

I have troubles with similar shades of color....

Some greens look black....

Some greens look blue....

Some blues look green....

SWAFMAN
07-27-2002, 12:22 PM
my eyesight is terrible. so nearsighted I can't read my wristwatch without glasses. when I get really tired I can't focus on the monitor at all. but my prescription still hasn't changed enough to need new glasses for about the last 6 years.

my lenses are about as thick as the bottoms of beer mugs. yuck!
they de-magnify the parts of my face behind the lenses, so when someone looks at me, all of my head is regular size, but my eyes & temples look miniature.

bigbarada
07-27-2002, 01:02 PM
I need glasses to see anything more than five feet away, but I have to take them off when I read or I get a severe headache. I have also been diagnosed with double-vision (meaning that I see two of everything I look at); but I've had it all my life and I never noticed anything was wrong until the eye doctor told me.:stupid:

Jango Jett
07-27-2002, 01:20 PM
SWAFMAN, the style and shape of your eyeglass lenses has a lot
to do with the thickness of the lense, you should wear the smallest round shaped glasses that will fit, so the lense will be
thinner, small round lenses made with high index material like
polycarbonate have the highest refraction so the lenses are not
too thick. :cool: my older sister is the only person in my family
that wears glasses.

Deoxyribonucleic
07-27-2002, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by Lowly Bantha Cleaner
When I get older and lots of cashola (hopefully!) I plan to get some laser eye surgery.

My uncle had laser eye surgery and he swears by it. He was telling me about the procedure because you stay awake when it happens and at one point they were lifting one part or another (I'm not an eye biology specialist so bear with me hehe) of his eye and he could only see in black and white. He said it was one of the weirdest things he'd every experienced and he works for LAPD so IT MUST BE WEIRD! :) because those guys and gals see some pretty off the wall, cRAAAAAzy Stuff!!!

My eyesight is ok, I have slight astigmatism (sp?) and have glasses that are WAY out-dated and really don't need to wear them. My eyes actually feel more relaxed when they don't have to see things so darn CRISP and CLEAR. It's kinda like I have the "angel cam" on my eyes, like they did for Cybil Shepard in Moonlighting :)

dr_evazan22
07-27-2002, 03:00 PM
My vision has deteriorated to the point where I have to wear my glasses when I watch TV, but I don't need them to see things closer. I actually get a little bothered by wearing them when reading or on computer. I would like to get the Lasik surgery but I'm scared of what could happen to my eyes.

My sisters partner had the surgery about 2 years ago and she swears by it. Maybe one day I will hate wering the glasses so much I'll get the surgery.

I was fitted for contacts once but was never able to get used to putting my finger in my eye. I had to cry like a baby for the doctor to get them out, and it took her a half hour.

Deoxyribonucleic
07-27-2002, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by dr_evazan22
My vision has deteriorated to the point where I have to wear my glasses when I watch TV, but I don't need them to see things closer. I actually get a little bothered by wearing them when reading or on computer. I would like to get the Lasik surgery but I'm scared of what could happen to my eyes.

My sisters partner had the surgery about 2 years ago and she swears by it. Maybe one day I will hate wering the glasses so much I'll get the surgery.

I was fitted for contacts once but was never able to get used to putting my finger in my eye. I had to cry like a baby for the doctor to get them out, and it took her a half hour.

The procedure seems to be getting easier and easier but I'd be scared too! I mean, those are my eyes you are messing with PAL! hehe

DarthBrandon
07-27-2002, 03:46 PM
Can't complain, no glasses for anything, I guess I have good vision. My friend recently had the laser surgery and he says it was the best thing he could have done. Now he doesn't need glasses or contacts for anything.

Jango Jett
07-27-2002, 04:09 PM
I wouldnt recommend the surgury, because the damage is
irreversable, why take the chance just for cosmetic reasons ?
if I was blind and had nothing to lose, then I might do it.

DeadEye
07-27-2002, 04:36 PM
My father is somewhat colorblind--he has trouble distinguishing green and brown! :crazed: :D

QLD
07-27-2002, 04:38 PM
Oh, I also have X-Ray vision and Heat vision. I forgot to mention that. :D

DeadEye
07-27-2002, 04:43 PM
Really? Somehow I have trouble believing you...;)

SWAFMAN
07-27-2002, 06:09 PM
my dad had the laser eye surgery, and he is very happy with it.
for me, as long as there's a chance it will not turn out right, I'm not prepared to do it. just my luck, the odds would go bad on my session under the laser. if you get a bad pair of glasses, you can take them off and get a new pair. if the laser screws up, I'd imagine you're pretty thoroughly screwed.

QLD
07-27-2002, 06:12 PM
It's true. It's a curse I tell you! Unless you like looking through womens clothing and instantly cooking food by looking at it.

El Chuxter
07-27-2002, 08:03 PM
I'd say I'm as blind as a bat, but studies have proven the bat has better vision. Even if its a baseball bat. My vision's something like 20/1138. Oddly, for some reason, I apparently have the potential for excellent visual acuity and with glasses or contacts I can see 20/10.

And I'm staying away from lazik. I looked into it a few years ago, and the little introduction video (the very fact that there was such a video was a bit of a turn-off) said there was "only" something like a 15% chance of blindness. And the way that it seems everyone's pushing it today, well, it just seems a bit on the odd, scary side.

Darth Shifty
07-27-2002, 08:22 PM
"Only" a 15% chance of blindness?!?!? Sign me up! Eyesight is over-rated anyway.

I'm near-sighted, too. My vision is around 20/35 or 40. Not too bad, but not great either. I wear my glasses most of the time, except when I'm reading or at the computer.

dr_evazan22
07-27-2002, 08:34 PM
Jango Jett and SWAFMAN, it's the irreversible blindeness that holds me back.

In middle school there was a kid that was, and still is, legally blind, but he could see just a little bit. To read, his nose would have to be on the paper. He would usually have a black or blue nose tip, depending on what color ink he was writing in that day. I don't want to end up like that- or worse.

El chuxter-
Your post about the video for lasik (and that "wicked smile")reminded me of a news item I saw recently of doctors throwing botox parties. If you went to the party and decided to receive the treatment - to remove wrinkles from around your eyes - you could get it right there in the home of whoever was the host. What was really disturbing was that it wasn't people, mainly women, in their 40's and 50's, but women in their early and mid- 30's!

JetsAndHeels
07-27-2002, 08:49 PM
I have been very lucky with my eyesight. I have never needed glasses or corrective lenses or anything of the sort. When I had my last eye exam a couple of years ago I had 20/20 vision.

bigbarada
07-27-2002, 09:53 PM
I once considered the Lasik surgery, but the chance for blindness and the fact that, for over $2000, it is not permanent (I've read that in most cases, the effects only last a couple of years); that is what holds me back.

Besides without glasses I would look like a total ape, at least with glasses I look more like the Beast from X-Men.:D

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
07-27-2002, 10:22 PM
Caesar, when you had photos of yourself on your avatar, I don't recall you wearing eyeglasses. Was that you or someone else's mug?

I guess we can't complain about our bad vision. It can be a lot worse, I mean, hey, look at Stevie Wonder's wife. Ever see her? Well, neither has he.

*Ba-dum-ba-chhhh"

thespar
07-27-2002, 10:59 PM
i just had my year exam been wearing glass/contact since i was 8 and eyes just keep getting worse for those who know the strength i have 6.00 and 5.50 for lense for glass 6.00 and 6.25

SWAFMAN
07-27-2002, 11:04 PM
thespar, I have no idea how old you are, but I was the same as far as eyes gettnig worse at every yearly exam from 2nd grade to a senior in high school. then, when I stopped growing, my eyes stopped getting worse and I've only had one or two prescription changes in the ~20 years since then. Hopefully you'll have the same or better luck.

JediTricks
07-28-2002, 03:15 AM
Goodness, you're all blind!!! ;) I had no idea poor eyesight was so common, is it the type of forumites the site attracts or just that a large percentage of people in general have less-than-great eyesight these days?

I've noticed that my left eye sees things with a slightly greenish tint while my left eye sees things with a slightly orangish ting, I've never really known what that is but it's weird to look at white walls and computer housings for too long because of it.

In jr high health class, we saw a video of the close-up video that recorded some woman getting surgery for her cataracts. The shot was a steady shot of JUST her eye and we saw the incisions, the tools inserted under the cornea to destroy the old lens, and then the new artificial lens inserted in its place; and all the time she was awake. Let me tell you, that video made me take WAY better care of my eyes since then - I never want to do anything where doctors have to do that!

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
07-28-2002, 10:45 AM
Originally posted by JediTricks
Goodness, you're all blind!!! ;) I had no idea poor eyesight was so common, is it the type of forumites the site attracts or just that a large percentage of people in general have less-than-great eyesight these days?

I've noticed that my left eye sees things with a slightly greenish tint while my left eye sees things with a slightly orangish ting, I've never really known what that is but it's weird to look at white walls and computer housings for too long because of it.

In jr high health class, we saw a video of the close-up video that recorded some woman getting surgery for her cataracts. The shot was a steady shot of JUST her eye and we saw the incisions, the tools inserted under the cornea to destroy the old lens, and then the new artificial lens inserted in its place; and all the time she was awake. Let me tell you, that video made me take WAY better care of my eyes since then - I never want to do anything where doctors have to do that!

I wonder if mass amounts of time in front of a computer screen (something we all seem to spend) has something to do with the poor vision of most of us. I know that sitting close in front of the television will not contribute to poor eyesight but something about staring at a small lighted screen with a lot of small print might have something to do with our bad vision.

I also know genetics plays a major part too. In our family of 8, 6 of us wear corrected lens for nearsightedness. My mother is farsighted and has reading glasses. Curse my DNA!

mabudonicus
07-28-2002, 12:05 PM
Sorry for that, I somehow couldn't resist.
JT- one of my eyes sees more b lueish (like an old TV set, kinda washed out) and the other is more orangey-reddish- I always thought that was real weird.
Contact lenses are a real pain at first, tears pour out for the first few days, and putting your finger in yer eyes is a tricky thing to get over. Don't let it scare ya, though, cause after a little while you get used to it, and once you realize that you can touch the lens and not feel it, it's okay- it's nothing at all like putting your finger right on your naked eye. I can put mine in without a mirror or anything nowadays. If anyone has lenses questions, just PM me, I've had them a long time and in the beginning it was real tricky thanks to stuff I didn't know about them....
Oh BTW- I don't THINK that was Caesar's picture......:)

Thumb Wars
07-28-2002, 01:18 PM
the concept behind Lasik is very solid and the process is getting better everyday. but like most of you, i want to wait for the long term effects. from what i have read the "blindnedd" effect is down to about 10-11%. what they do tell you is that there is a chance,(i forget the %), that your eyes could go back to what they were, or worse. and the price has dropped over the past couple of years too. its now about $1500 an eye. but i'm holding off until the insurance companies will cover some of it.

r2dee2
07-28-2002, 03:23 PM
I use glasses to drive, watch movies or read. I also have glaucoma and take Xalatan for it, which seems to be keeping deterioration in a holding pattern. One interesting side effect from this medication is that it changes your eye color permanently...to a darker shade of your original eye color.

Glaucoma is something you need to keep a check on. It can creep up on you with no warning and you can go blind if it's left untreated. Make sure your eye doctor checks you for this when you have your regualr eye exam. This can happen even to the younger person, though I believe not as often as occurring in your later years.

MikeAndTheBots
07-28-2002, 04:27 PM
20/20, my dad's vision isn't horrible but he wears glasses, only member of my immidiate family that has them. I only have one friend who wears glasses, he's pretty much blind without them. Maybe its something in my towns water that doesn't make our eyes go bad for a while...

jdmarlow
07-28-2002, 06:57 PM
eyesight is A-OK. 20/20. Of course I'm 16 years old.

I just actually had my eyes checked a couple weeks ago. Doctor put some drops in my eye to make my pupils get real big. I couldn't see straight for the next 6 hours.

thespar
07-28-2002, 10:24 PM
to answer your question swafman i am 23 year old and my eyes just keep getting wrost.

JediTricks
07-29-2002, 12:26 AM
Mabudon, I didn't know anybody had this besides me. I wonder if it's normal or not... not like I've ever seen through anybody else's eyes after all.

2-1B
07-29-2002, 12:49 AM
Awwww, next JT and mabudon'll be playing "I only have eyes, for you." :D :D :D


Originally posted by Lowly Bantha Cleaner
Caesar, when you had photos of yourself on your avatar, I don't recall you wearing eyeglasses. Was that you or someone else's mug?

Mug? I have a mug? Excuse me for being so dashing, my good man. :mad: It just so happens I like my beautiful brown eyes glare free in my fotos, so I remove my spectacles. :(

Ahhh, who am I kidding mabudon's right. :( I'm nowhere near as handsome as RMc. :cry:



I guess we can't complain about our bad vision. It can be a lot worse, I mean, hey, look at Stevie Wonder's wife. Ever see her? Well, neither has he.

Hey, did you ever see/hear Chris Rock talk about that? I can't recall exact words, but he complained about the technology we have yet we "can't get Stevie a peek! Can we get Stevie a peek? CGI mother-blank-er, CGI ! ! ! :D

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"Laser" surgery, eh? And only 1 and a half people out of 100 go blind? Nope, not for me . . . would they do one eye, and then do the other AFTER the first heals? Maybe I could do that, I wouldn't risk total blindness, besides Sammy Davis JR. managed to keep cool with a glass eye, couldn't eye I too ? :D

Lobito
08-02-2002, 03:41 PM
Its been a loooong time since i last checked, but last time i had 100% on both eyes.

floppy hat jon
08-02-2002, 06:59 PM
Oh, my vision is pretty bad. I don't think I'm 20/20 even with my contacts in. I haven't had a pair of glasses in years, but the last pair I had had pretty thick lenses - and that was with the extra light material that makes the lenses thinner. I'm not sure my head could support the weight of new glasses, since my RX has gotten progressively worse every year since like 1983. Anyway, I'm not sure what my vision is but the little thing on the box of contact lenses says -6.5 for one eye and -7 for the other.

mabudonicus
08-03-2002, 10:42 AM
Thespar, don't worry, they SHOULD stabilize someday soon, I thought I'd be blind by now, but by age 24-25, they pretty much stopped going down the tubes *touches some dependable wood*
JT- yeah weird, I'll have to check into it, I think I heard somewhere's that it's normal, but that in most people it's not pronounced enough to notice
R2dee2 - glaucoma- I am actually using the tosh plan to stave that off, my family eye problems are mostly astigmatisms and myopia, and so far I've only got B....

Nexu
08-04-2002, 12:53 AM
I don't know what the exacts are, but my vision is terrible. I'm near-sighted, and I wear glasses. I hate em, I'm just waiting until I can get contacts.

r2dee2
08-04-2002, 01:17 AM
mabudon.....may I ask what the tosh plan is? I haven't heard of that:)

Jango Jett
08-05-2002, 06:56 PM
20/20 :cool:

darthvyn
08-05-2002, 08:20 PM
together mine are 20/20, but if i look with just my right eye, stuff far away is a little blurry. i think my left eye might be 20/15 to compensate... weird... i have also noticed somewhat of a chromal difference. this might aid in 3-d perception, just like a 3-d picture is drawn in red and blue lines, and when you wear the red and blue glasses, it jumps off the page...

Pendo
08-27-2002, 12:26 PM
OH NO!!! 6 months has come around and I'm getting my eyes tested tomorrow :eek:. I KNOW I'll need glasses :cool:. Anyone got any good ideas on how I can get out of it???

:stupid:

PENDO!

r2dee2
08-27-2002, 01:14 PM
Pendo, if you find you do indeed need glasses, when you first put them on, you'll see a whole new world...don't fight it :D

billfremore
08-27-2002, 01:50 PM
I'm 20/15 with my glasses on and 20/1,000,000,000,000,000 without ;)

Patient Zero
08-27-2002, 01:51 PM
I have supervision. Seriously. I can read the headline titles on the newspaper in the vending machine as I drive past it.

billfremore
08-27-2002, 03:32 PM
That is the coolest superpower ever!

JediTricks
08-27-2002, 11:51 PM
Originally posted by Pendo
OH NO!!! 6 months has come around and I'm getting my eyes tested tomorrow :eek:. I KNOW I'll need glasses :cool:. Anyone got any good ideas on how I can get out of it???

:stupid:

PENDO! You could scream "OH MY GOD! I'M BLIND!" at the top of your lungs right before you get to the eye doctor's office. You'll probably have to go to the hospital, but at least you won't have your eye test. :D

jjreason
08-28-2002, 06:54 AM
I can pass the test for 20/20 if I squint really hard with no glasses on. I do, however, have eyeglasses that I nearly never wear - only when Im at work too long and still have a lot of typing to do.
My daughter who is now 3 has had glasses since before she turned 2! She was diagnosed with Strabysmis which means her one eye is growing faster than the other. It also means that if we had let it develop, her left eye would have effectively "turned off" and gone blind. The brown part of her eye began creeping in during story time, to the point where it was nearly buried in the corner of her eye near her nose, so we took her in to get checked.
Poor thing, she started doing everything (walking, running, stairs, you name it) so much more confidently as soon as she got her cool glasses...they've worked wonders. She has never fought wearing them which leads me to believe she really appreciates the comfort and better sight they give her. She's the best kid in the Universe!

Pendo
08-29-2002, 10:28 AM
Well I went for my eye test and I'm slightly long sighted, but DON'T need glasses :cool::D. True, I didn't tell him about the headaches and the stinging in my eyes, but that's nothing, right? :stupid:.

Well another 6 months to come up with a good plan :rolleyes:.

PENDO!

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
08-29-2002, 09:31 PM
I've noticed my heat vision has been faultering lately.

Just the other day I used it on a bowl of chili. I heated it for about two minutes. As I took a spoonful, I noticed that the chili, at best, was lukewarm. It used to only take me a minute.

Have to go to the doc soon and get it checked out.

JediTricks
08-30-2002, 02:08 PM
It's probably because you were using the heat vision on the center of the bowl, you have to put the bowl on a rotating turntable and put it off-center to get the best overall heat coverage. :D (sorry folks, a little microwave humor there)

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
10-12-2003, 09:56 PM
When I get older and lots of cashola (hopefully!) I plan to get some laser eye surgery. I wants to get rid of my glasses for once and for all. I do hear though if the lens of your eye (I think it is the lens) gets past a certain point that they can't perform the surgery. Oh, well then.

Well, I am a year older and while I am not drowing in money, I did have enough to go through PRK surgery, which is similar to LASIK.

Over the summer I went for testing at a nearby Laser Eye Center and they decided the best option for me, because of my thin corneas, was PRK, which uses a high-powered laser to blast your corneas to their normal position. Wjile it is more expensive then LASIK, PRK usually sees better results and again, is fit for people like me (of course it crossed my mind, were they lying to me just to get more $?)

I am still recovering from the operation. My vision is a little cloudy right now and I am wearing goggles as I type, due to light sensitivity. My corneas are healing from the outside to the center. Right now, it is near the end of the process, and apparently the reason my vision will clear up by Tuesday.

I am taking all sorts of drops for my eyes since the surgery, including antibiotics, a steroid drop, a lube drop, and if needed an anesthetic for pain. I am getting weened off some of the drops as time goes by.

I cannot tell if I my vision is 20/40 or better (which means I won't need glasses again). I go for a 3rd follow-up on Tuesday, and I will know then.

Why did I get it? I just wanted to see better without the aid of glasses. Waking up at night and not being able to see an alarm clock a foot away was pretty disheartening. Not being able to do much of anything without them got old. While I did get used to them (for 15 years) when I first heard about LASIK surgery, I was very interested. Did vanity play a part? It did a little, truthfully (although I look damn good either way :happy: ) While the jury is still out, I'll give it an early endorsement.

I give lots of kudos to Darth Jax for giving me much info, about the process before I decided to take it. He was a big help. :)

dr_evazan22
10-12-2003, 10:12 PM
That's great news LBC! Congrats and best wishes! How long have you been undergoing these PRK treatments?

Kidhuman
10-12-2003, 11:23 PM
Congrats LBC, hope itr works out and all is good.

I am lucky that I have great vision. I can see anything anywhere light or dark.

scruffziller
10-13-2003, 06:31 AM
Well I had to upgrade my prescription a few months ago. My left eye seems to be getting worse. I wonder if my Bell's Palsy had anything to do with it since the affliction was on that side of the face. And this time I got the correct tint, the blue-est allowed. They are so cool!!!! The ladies love it.:crazed:

mabudonicus
10-13-2003, 08:54 AM
My vision still sucks.... it seems to have sorta stabilized, only slight deterioration from month to month, but I still can't see squat without help, even worse in the dark nowadays.... it seems light sensitivity and low-light vision are becoming issues now, which is okay, I can't really see well in the dark and ALSO can't stand the real bright light, go figure...

Hope everything goes smooth for ya LBC.... ya needs good eyes if yer lookin for spacecraft etc.

Darth Jax
10-13-2003, 09:26 PM
I give lots of kudos to Darth Jax for giving me much info, about the process before I decided to take it. He was a big help. :)

glad that i could help. good that everything seems to be going well. let us know how things turn out.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
10-13-2003, 09:47 PM
That's great news LBC! Congrats and best wishes! How long have you been undergoing these PRK treatments?

The PRK surgery is a one-shot deal unless they find that your eyesight is not 20/40 or better. Then if necessary they could do a second surgery which according to their statistics, 98% successful.



My vision still sucks.... it seems to have sorta stabilized, only slight deterioration from month to month, but I still can't see squat without help, even worse in the dark nowadays.... it seems light sensitivity and low-light vision are becoming issues now, which is okay, I can't really see well in the dark and ALSO can't stand the real bright light, go figure...

Hope everything goes smooth for ya LBC.... ya needs good eyes if yer lookin for spacecraft etc.

Thanks mabudon. I hope everything turns out well with your vision as well. You have a most peculiar problem. The good thing about PRK is that it apparently will not only fix nearsightedness, but astigmatism, night vision problems, and other sight deficiencies.

Tomorrow I will go for a follow-up and hopefully they will determine the degree of my eyesight.