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What's your lens prescription?

This is a game to see if anyone can beat me in visual impairment! I think TheSite's regular Melian might be able to beat me :-)

-26.5 for me, one eye only (other is blind)

Take the -26.5 lens out and you're looking through a frosted glass window.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    approx -6 but getting worse :(

    You win though!

    I can't imagine how hard a -26 in only one eye must be, I do everything in my specs and don't take them off til the very last minute in bed as I can't stand to not be able to see.

    How much do your lenses correct your vision, like, wearing glasses would your vision be like mine with specs (in the one eye of course)?

    Is yours still getting worse, I thought mine would stop getting worse once I hit 25 but... nope.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    wow poor you, that must be hard to live with.
    mines -5 in one eye, -4.75 in the other
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    -3.50 and -2.50....really wish I didn't have to rely on contact lenses and glasses but way to scared for laser vision!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    -4.75 and -5.25 for me, i feel weird without my glasses now though, cause ive worn them since i was like 12
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ohh I don't know mine... I'm long sighted though I think (can see far away). I wear my glasses for reading and being on the laptop etc. because otherwise I can't see it very well. But I don't need them.
    I'd hate to have to wear them all the time, we did a day at my middle school and we all had to have different body issues. Like, some people had wheelchairs, others had specail glasses that blurred your vision so you couldn't see, and some people had things to put over their ears so they couldn't hear. I had the glasses most the day, and it was soo hard!!
    Xx
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Monserrat wrote: »
    This is a game to see if anyone can beat me in visual impairment! I think TheSite's regular Melian might be able to beat me :-)

    -26.5 for me, one eye only (other is blind)

    Take the -26.5 lens out and you're looking through a frosted glass window.

    I'm only -0.75 & -0.5. That was a year ago. I have no idea what I am now and do dread to think - can only read the second line with my right eye with current glasses. However, someone does claim that the lens for the right eye is duff.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    -3.00 and -4.50

    Can just about get buy without them in.... just. Can't imagine what -26.5 would be like :rolleyes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I really should get mine checked again.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I can still do most things with my sight. The main 'no-no' is driving. Without my contact, I can see up to the tip of my nose. With it, I can see 2 metres, which will cover most objects in a room if I'm stood in the middle of said room. Hearing is more of a limitation though, even though it's nowhere near as bad as my sight.

    Actually, if there are any others on here with sight and hearing loss, I would like to touch base please. Numerous people have suggested sign language, but with a -26.5 lens, that ain't gonna happen. The same applies to lip-reading!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Man that must be annoying :-/
    Can I ask, has your sight and hearing always been so bad? Or, has it gradually got worse?
    Xx
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Wow! I wonder if the prescriptions are different in the US and UK. I only have a -1.75 in my left eye (which seems like a non-problem from reading this thread) but can't read anything smaller than the second line on the eye chart :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Like this?

    eye-charts-358x338.gif

    With my lens in, I can read the first 3 lines. To Broken Angel - Yeah, my sight/hearing has been this bad since I was 5, but I think it's all stable now. Everyday life is okay. It's mainly the socialising that bugs me because I don't belong to the social circle of normal hearing people, yet because of my eyesight and inability to sign, I don't belong to the social circle of deaf people. I'm by myself, stuck somewhere between those two social groups. That's why I'm interested to see if other TheSiters were in the same boat.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Monserrat - someone I used to know, her fiance is deaf-blind and they both know deaf-blind signing. Is that an option? It's not something I know anything about. http://www.sense.org.uk/what_is_deafblindness/communicating_with_deafblind_people/main_methods_of_communication/deafblind_manual

    There is also other information on the sense website about communicating with deaf-blind people.

    What I can read on the chart does depend on how tired I am (what I have causes tiredness - extra effort is required to read) and the letters on the chart.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I didn't know about that alphabet, which appears to be achieved by touch. Thanks a lot for showing me that Melian - something I'll need to chase!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my name wrote: »
    Wow! I wonder if the prescriptions are different in the US and UK. I only have a -1.75 in my left eye (which seems like a non-problem from reading this thread) but can't read anything smaller than the second line on the eye chart :p
    It's the same everywhere.

    I have -1.5 in both eyes, with an astigmatism in the right one. Should really get an eye test soon, I've been photoshopping the date on my current one for a good couple of years now.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm +0.5, got astigmatism in one eye (never remember which!) and have prism in both lenses, cause my eyes wander apart and give me double vision.

    I have pretty good sight in that I don't need to wear my glasses to see, but when I don't, cause of the wandering, I feel kinda seasick and tired all the time, so better to be speccy :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Did anyone used to squint before they got contacts/glasses? I used to get massive headaches from squinting at the board all day at school!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Did anyone used to squint before they got contacts/glasses? I used to get massive headaches from squinting at the board all day at school!

    I have always worn glasses; but got that last year when my sight changed and my glasses weren't strong enough.

    I need new glasses again. :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Did anyone used to squint before they got contacts/glasses? I used to get massive headaches from squinting at the board all day at school!

    ha ha I did! I got glasses in year 3 and hated them. I got them when the teacher asked my mum to take me to the opticians, then I told the teacher everything was fine with my vision. After a week of squinting still she called in my mum and asked if I really had been told I didn't need glasses. Needless to say I got forced to wear them in lessons after that :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my mum didn't actually believe i needed glasses at first, even though i told her i couldn't see the board from the back of the classroom, so when i actually needed specs she got a bit of a shock. its funny she doubted me actually, cause like all the women in my family have terrible eyesight
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    See, when ever I tell a teacher I can't see they move me to the front... BUT THEN IT'S WWOORRRSSEE. They don't get that. But it's a great excuse to always sit at the back in lessons :p
    Xx
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I am now -1.75 & -1.25. I kow it had changed; but didn't expect it to change that much. :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    whats this game and i have herlems disorder which means i'm sensitive to light, sound, touch, feel, smells and tastes stronge tastes and smells make me vomit once i start i can't stop and stronge sensations make me cringe and loud sounds terrify me and i have to where tinted glasses all the time or i get a headache at the back of my head at least i can put i my head down all day if i forget them also i even get to put my head down all day even with the on because the tint is too fine and my mum is death and miss hears me everytime i ask her to book me an apointment:cool:
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