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View Poll Results: What's your preferred method of corrective eyesight?
Glasses 28 82.35%
Contact lenses 3 8.82%
Fixed Surgery (Lasik as an example) 2 5.88%
Other 1 2.94%
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Old September 9th, 2012 (12:26 PM).
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Out of curiosity for those who don't have 20-20 vision, how do you prefer to see through corrective vision? Glasses? Contact lenses? Fixed surgery (Lasik as an example)? Personally, I think it's better for me to have glasses since my eyes tend to flinch a lot, and because of that, I don't think I could deal with having lasik surgery or even getting contacts.
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Old September 9th, 2012 (12:34 PM).
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Glasses, since it's the only thing I've tried. Surgery is costly, and I don't like the idea of sticking my finger at my eye everyday. Besides, I look good with glasses, though I need a new pair.
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Old September 9th, 2012 (12:39 PM).
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    I prefer to use my glasses over surgery any day the thought ofsurgery just makes me nervous. I'll stick with my glasses to correctmy vision.
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    Old September 9th, 2012 (1:22 PM).
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      I prefer contacts, but lol I am stuck with glasses because allergies. I'd honestly prefer to have surgery, but that's not an option now. Glasses are terrible and I hate that I have to wear them.
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      Old September 9th, 2012 (1:30 PM).
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      I prefer glasses, as it's what I'm used to and contacts made my eyes really dry. Lasik scares the bejeezus out of me - have you heard those stories about people who get Lasik and their vision becomes all funky and psychedelic? Ugh, no way.
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      Old September 9th, 2012 (1:41 PM).
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      I'd prefer glasses, since contacts hurt my eyes and I like how smart glasses look on me.
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      Old September 9th, 2012 (2:39 PM).
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      Id prefer not to have any lasik surgery. Id probably use contacts if I had a choice, I do not like glasses( Ive had them before when I was younger, stopped wearing them because they were no longer needed)
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      Old September 9th, 2012 (3:30 PM).
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      I currently wear glasses; they're very easy to use, IMO. Contacts are way too hard to put on; I'm afraid I might damage my eyes further when I try to put them on.

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      Old September 9th, 2012 (3:44 PM).
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      Glasses, because I can't put contacts in for **** and the thought of eye surgery makes me queasy.
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      Old September 9th, 2012 (3:47 PM).
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        Glasses all the way. Contacts are nice like once a month but other than that they're too much of a hassle.

        I look better with glasses anyway.
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        Old September 9th, 2012 (3:52 PM).
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        I've heard horror stories where people got surgery and then could never drive at night because headlights of oncoming cars looked like stars exploding on the road and made it impossible to see. So laser surgery scares me.

        I have contacts but I mostly use glasses now. I'm lazy and don't feel like doing the washing thing every single day with contacts. I think I look better without glasses though, haha.

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        Old September 9th, 2012 (5:12 PM).
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        Glasses! I love they way I look in them. 8) Can't afford surgery and the idea of putting contacts on my eyes squicks me.
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        Old September 9th, 2012 (6:23 PM).
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          Glasses. Laser surgery isn't that appealing when the spectacles I am wearing now are good enough to do the job already. I also stay away from contacts because my eyes are sensitive enough as is and the idea of applying something directly on them puts me off.

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          Old September 10th, 2012 (12:20 AM).
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          Glasses! I love glasses, I think they're super sexy so I have no trouble wearing them and I love them on other people :).

          I have considered laser surgery, but not now that Toujours has scared me out of my mind lmao
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          Old September 10th, 2012 (7:47 AM).
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          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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          Old September 10th, 2012 (8:14 AM).
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            My vision is horrid. I've only ever had glasses, and it's all I ever want, really. I don't like the idea of contacts...yikes...and surgery, well, ehh I dunno. Sometimes my dad says I should try contacts or get the laser surgery someday, so I "never have to wear glasses ever again!" ...But I actually like wearing my glasses, and I think I look better in them.
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            Old September 10th, 2012 (11:14 AM). Edited September 10th, 2012 by Legobricks.
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              I don't need imperfect eyes to know I'd prefer glasses. I've always thought contacts were rather pretentious as people tend to wear them on formal occasions, implying that glasses are somehow usightly.
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              Old September 11th, 2012 (3:46 AM).
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                Since my eye problem can't be fixed with Laser or Contacts the only option is glasses.
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                Old September 11th, 2012 (4:35 AM).
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                Contacts. I love my contacts. I've been wearing glasses the last 6 months or so because I used my last pair of contacts and I've been too lazy to schedule an optometrist appointment. I don't mind wearing my glasses during the day, but if I want to fall asleep watching TV or a movie it makes it I end up getting frustrated and taking my glasses off and turning the TV off. XD
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                Presently, I prefer glasses, but laser eye surgery is something I'll probably seriously consider in the next 10 years, seeing as the pair currently on my head are worth just over $500.

                I gave contacts a try back when I was 15, but that did not work out at all, because my reflexes would cause me to flinch violently whenever the contact got close to my eye.
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                Old September 11th, 2012 (9:37 AM).
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                I've had lasik surgery a few years ago. I kinda, sorta regret it because I looked so much better with glasses. They matched my nerdy personality. xD So glasses for me, even though I can't wear them anymore.
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                Old September 11th, 2012 (4:55 PM).
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                  I do love my glasses, but there are some days when it would be so much nicer to have contacts. Surgery is out of the question for me since my eyes aren't that bad, so contacts would be the closest thing to having normal vision. But I've gotten to the point where I look (and feel) strange without my glasses, so I'm going to have to go with them.
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                  Old September 12th, 2012 (2:34 PM).
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                  I look gross without my glasses tbh so I won't ever take it away.
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                  Old September 12th, 2012 (9:30 PM).
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                  I have to wear glasses. Long ago my doctor asked me if I wanted contacts, I didn't want too, surgery? not for me, unless its my only life saving option. I can't imagine putting contacts on and off every day, sort of scares me. When I had my eye infection (Conjunctivitis) my grandma had to put the medication on, I just couldn't, I tried, but the medicine just ran off to the side (I missed)
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                  Glasses though I personally think I look better without them. I've wanted contacts for years, but glasses are easier to manage. They're less expense and easier to put on. Maybe someday, if I can afford to get contacts or surgery I'll go for it, but now I'm sticking with glasses.
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