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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 4/4/2011 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Monday Koffee Klatch
 
    
     If you are new to this forum family then you may be wondering what kind of goofy question is that on a health care forum. idea   We all suffer with medical conditions and with most of us there is pain involved...sometimes a lot of pain. Or maybe you are the loved one of one of these persons. This forum is all about how we help and support each other, how we gain back more quality to our lives, and how we can learn and share what we gain along the way and hopefully make not only our lives better but the lives of others who come to join us.

      But we need to also remember that there is the other side of life...the side that isn't concentrated on illness and pain. That's why we started the daily Koffee Klatch. This is a time to laugh, reminisce, chit-chat about the silly things in our lives...all fun things and no pain. In fact the 'P' word is not allowed...  turn    So each day we share our thoughts or experiences on a different topic. Often it includes food, sometimes we talk about our past, and other times we just get goofy! Laughter is our goal. So, please join us whether this is your very first day on Healing Well or you're a seasoned veteran.
 
Daily Question:
 
Do you wear glasses?
(Sun glasses, eye glasses, contacts.....)

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And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

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grandmaroses
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   Posted 4/4/2011 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes I wear glasses, have had the same pair for over 10 years with just minor repairs. I did try contacts for a few months but they just were not comfortable.
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_Christina
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   Posted 4/4/2011 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't wear corrective glasses, but my eyes are sensitive to the light when the sun is even just a little out. I put on sunglasses every time I go outside unless it is really dark/stormy in which case I carry them whereever I go. I use cheap glasses b/c I have kids that break them or I loose them (med fog is what I blame that on). I am also allergic to all medals I have ever come in contact with, including gold and surgical implements. I have to find all plastic ones to suit me.

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 4/4/2011 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I have corrective glasses to read and sunglasses I wear when I am outside.

Betse
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CRPSpatient
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   Posted 4/4/2011 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes. I wear glasses - I'm short-sighted and have both lens and corneal astigmatism. I'm sensitive to light like Christina, so I have the transition lenses in my specs - fantastic :)
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On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Somac, Cipramil. Have a spinal cord stimulator, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio.

Blessedx8
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   Posted 4/4/2011 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep...nearly blind w/out... I wear contacts - the kind you can sleep in.
 
 

sherlockjr
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   Posted 4/4/2011 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I wear glasses. Progressives for about 10 years now. Tried contacts, but just couldn't insert them, no matter how hard I tried. And vain person that I am, I just wasn't willing to cut my nails down to the quick, so I kept poking myself in the eye with my nail while trying to insert the contacts.
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Rhaevin
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   Posted 4/4/2011 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Yup, I've needed corrective lenses since I was 16 and started staring at computer monitors most of the time. 
 
I have a pair of cute red-framed rectangles that I recently got that show-case my emerald green eyes nicely! I have a back-up pair of transitions (they don't shift back quick enough for me), and a pair of perscription sunglasses... and like Laura I also have astigmatisms and extreme light sensitivity. The astimgatisms and need for eyewear runs in both sides of my family.
 
And I do wear contacts but only for special ocassions just cause I also have chronic dry eyes.

cogito
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   Posted 4/4/2011 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been wearing glasses since I was about 10 and am now at -8 diopters for both eyes. Presbyopia is also just starting to set in so that when I want to inspect something close up, I have to take my glasses off and hold the item up to one eye, just a few inches away.
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 4/4/2011 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I wear prescription glasses, and I'm supposed to get my eyes checked every year, but it's hard because I can't stand anything put in my eyes. It's hard to get the puff in my eyes or touch the little wand to check for glaucoma. I need to make an appointment.
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees

Monty's Mom
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   Posted 4/4/2011 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I have needed vision correction for 23 years now. When I was 7 I could not see the blackboard. I have contacts now, and have been using them for 15 years. I literally cant see my hand in front of my face without glasses or contacts. My vision is so nearsighted that my glasses slide down my face when I wear them.
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ahuffman
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   Posted 4/4/2011 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been wearing glasses for 10 years now. I need them for distance and I also have astigmatism. i am thinking about having lasik but the thought of someone operating on my eye is scary. I will have to build up my courage.

desert
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   Posted 4/5/2011 2:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I wear glasses, or did until my sister's dog broke them in half :-). I have a few contacts left, but don't find them to be very effective. It's time for a new eye appointment anyways.

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 4/5/2011 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
 
  Yepp! I am blind as a bat...   even with glasses  smhair   I just took my oldest daughter to get her very first pair.
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

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Chartreux
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   Posted 4/5/2011 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I wear glassess for reading and I wear sunglasses as soon as I get near a door
to go outside, the sun is bad for your eye's when you have sjogren's, always wear
sunglassess outside.....
always...you only have one set of eye's....
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 4/5/2011 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dani It's sad to hear that your little one had to have glasses. I forgot. how old are your bumblebees?

love ya my friend
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Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees

Rhaevin
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   Posted 4/6/2011 12:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Dani, how old is your eldest, and how did she take it knowing she'd have to wear glasses?
 
My son actually /wants/ glasses, I think simply because he is the only one in the house who doesn't need them. But at his last eye exam it was discovered that, like his Momma, he has the begining signs of astigmatisims and will eventually need them... but he wants them now. tongue
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