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JCC How are your eyes?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth Punk , Oct 23, 2020.

  1. CairnsTony

    CairnsTony Force Ghost star 4

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    That's very unfortunate. It's not nice, I can tell you. Mind you, I got off lightly: a friend of my got a cancerous growth in her eye and though she had surgery and was given the all clear, she is now blind in that eye.
     
  2. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Force Ghost star 6

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    My left eye is totally crap. If I shut my right, after a while things come into focus more, but once I start using both eyes my right is back to doing all the work.
     
  3. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    These eyes are crying. These eyes have seen a lot of loves but they're never gonna see another one like I had with you.

    But seriously, got LASIK about 11 years ago and definitely recommend it. I do wish for Terminator night vision though.
     
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  4. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    Did you get a diagnosis yet?
     
  5. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Force Ghost star 6

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    No. My left eye has been weak since my teens, and I habitually shut my right to force my left to get back in the game. My last eye check-up was years ago, and I was worried they might tell me I had serious problems, but they didn't. I should get them checked out now, but I'm in an at-risk category for Covid, so it's not a big priority.
     
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  6. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    May 25, 2002
    I have high eye pressure so I have to take daily eye drops to bring the pressure down. Last time I went to the eye clinic at the local hospital the specialist I saw didn't think I was developing glaucoma - I just have slightly thicker corneas. However they told me to stay on the drops.
     
  7. Guidman

    Guidman PT Manager and Book/Trivia Host star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    As long as I'm wearing either contacts or glasses, good. Without, terrible. I'm not even a candidate for LASIK. I started wearing glasses in kindergarten.
     
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  8. Lordban

    Lordban Chosen One star 6

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    Nov 9, 2000
    Other than being myopic and astigmatic since childhood, my eyes feel great.

    My arms have become shorter, though.
     
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  9. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    When I got my last pair, I was told.my next pair would need to be bifocals. I definitely need them now, because I can't read small print, even with my glasses on.
     
  10. CairnsTony

    CairnsTony Force Ghost star 4

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    That literally seemed to happen to me overnight. I was shortsighted for years, but could read without glasses. Then one day I realised I could no longer read without glasses and needed to get bifocals.
     
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  11. Lordban

    Lordban Chosen One star 6

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    Oh dear, yes, the small print. The thing I always annoy people with because I actually read it before signing... For now a pocket magnifying glass does the trick, and gets a laugh from others every now and then.
     
  12. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them.

    Most of my life, I had 20/15 vision, I think I'm down to 20/20 now. A few years ago I picked up a pair of drug store glasses off the rack to read very fine print. That's all I need for now. Fingers crossed I'll stay that way for a while.
     
  13. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  14. Tython Awakening

    Tython Awakening Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    @solojones I'm interested in what you went through with LASIK, if you don't mind.

    My contact lenses eventually failed me. I got an eye infection called bilateral conjuctivitis. That was when I returned to wearing glasses. I normally only wear them when I drive or I'm under pressure.

    I looked at LASIK back in 2015 as a cure all. Someone later told me problems about LASIK. I'm still on the fence about getting LASIK or another corrective surgery. Insurance obviously doesn't cover it.
     
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  15. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    I did the bladeless LASIK. They did both eyes at once, which was a little scary but I also went to the top eye surgeon in the country who happens to be in my city.

    So basically they gave me some Valium 30 minutes ahead of time, then I just laid there while they used the lasers to slice my eyes open and reshape them.

    Honestly, it took about an hour total and was easy and painless.

    As to recovery, that was also easy. A day or so of being incredibly sensitive to light (just went in the basement AND wore sunglasses down there for a day). But I could already see better right away in spite of this.

    Totally healed within a few days. The body and science are amazing!
     
  16. Siphonophore

    Siphonophore Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nov 13, 2003
    Over the past couple of years, my right eye has become slightly more challenged by focusing on things up close, but its long-distance acuity is better than my left eye.
    I have a bunch of Magic Eye books that I recently started looking at again (the images inside, not merely looking at the books).
    Getting into these 3D images does seem to be a form of ocular exercise. In fact, one of my books is MAGIC EYE - Beyond 3D - Improve Your Vision - Reduce Computer Eye Strain, Stress & More. Of course, it's better to view these autostereograms in book form, since reflections from a monitor can be disruptive, along with the blue light from screens being a factor in vision health. Speaking of which, I'm going to pick up a new pair of blue light glasses today, as my current hand-me-downs are like the ones on the cover of The Far Side Gallery 4. Sure, very stylish, but I want something more rectangular.
    By the way, Mallrats 2 is in the works.

    https://www.magiceye.com/vision-therapy/
     
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  17. PymParticles

    PymParticles Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Glasses since grade 3, eyesight is pretty crap. I vastly prefer contacts after having switched to them in high school, but I know for some people it dries out their eyes too much. I don't know how keep I am on getting Lasik.
     
  18. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Force Ghost star 6

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    What are you worried about?
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  19. PymParticles

    PymParticles Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    yes
     
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  20. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What's the risk (if you don't mind me asking)?
     
  21. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrel Rangler of Fun & Games star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I resisted getting gasses for years, left eye near-sighted,right eye far-sighted. By the time I did I needed bifocals and over the course of 5 years had gotten 2 different pairs of progressive bifocals that I could never adjust to. After a months of trying each and feeling sick from the dizziness I just put them away in a drawer never to see the light of day again.

    Then when my driver's license was due 8 years ago, I was told I'd my eyes were getting bad and to check out glasses.

    Last year a couple months before my birthday I finally went to check out glasses again and after talking with the eye doctor we decided on plain bifocals which work amazingly. Got a new pair yesteday and after getting them fit, was pleased to discover my eyesight is now more like 20/10. :D :D
     
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  22. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Force Ghost star 6

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    I'm on immunosuppressant drugs for Crohn's.
     
  23. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh that sucks buddy. I know a guy who has it, that's no joke.
     
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  24. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    My brother has it and it's rough.
     
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  25. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Force Ghost star 6

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    The drugs make a big difference. But they leave me vulnerable to cancer, amongst other things. I had a skin-cancer tumour removed the other year. You get a tumour on your forehead, it puts zits into perspective!