Your preferred method of eyesight..
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September 10th, 2012, 07:47 AM
the blossom pokémon
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Waterloo, ON
I wear glasses. My prescription is pretty weak (it's just my right eye that has some trouble seeing things at a bit of a distance) but it's enough that I just wear my glasses all the time. They're relatively new (haven't even had them a year yet) but I'm used to them. Everyone always used to tell me that glasses were a pain and that I was lucky to have 20/20 vision when I was younger--all my friends made the effort to wear contacts because they hated glasses so much so I always dreaded the idea of my eyesight wearing down.
Now, I'm kind of phobic of eyes. I'm hesitant to describe it that way because phobias aren't something to be taken lightly and it's 100% self-diagnosed, of course, but it's the easiest way I have to refer to it. I really hate eyes. I can't really look at one for long and I get physically ill when I visit an optometrist. I get nauseous when I think of contact lenses and I once had to leave a high school physics class once when we covered the unit on Optics--and that wasn't even solely about eyes! My friends made fun of me enough about putting contacts in and taking them out that I can stand to be in the same room as them when they do it, now--and sometimes I can even listen to them talk about contact lenses when I'm in the room (though I still have to cover my ears occasionally and if they're doing something with the lenses, I have to turn away the whole time). So lenses, no matter how annoying glasses might get in the future, are definitely out.
And laser correction? I had a small cyst of sorts on my eyelid once. It was purely a cosmetic flaw but I wanted to get it taken off because I could sort of see it in my peripheral vision and it got irritated fairly easily when I rubbed my eyes. I believe it was removed by laser and that was one of the worst months of my life. The procedure took all of 60 seconds but I was nauseous and ill for an entire month after that. Nothing even touched my eye! So I can't even imagine what I'd be like if I got laser eye surgery. I'd probably be sick from the psychological aftermath (lol) for a year. Luckily my eyesight is still good enough that the idea of permanent correction is just silly. XD;
So yeah, people were lying. Glasses are great. I even kind of prefer how I look in them so there's really no reason whatsoever for me to choose any other method of correction.
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