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First of all, while I am hesitant ot believe in some of the outlandish claims made by these NV improvement people, I'm equally unamused with the idea that glasses don't HURT you're eyesight and that it's this "myth" that all these "uneducated" people believe in. I've done my research, and I'm not an idiot that I'd actual believe some rich bitch know it all optomatrist (i dont care it's misspelled) that my glasses actually IMPROVE my natural eyesight (yes she actually said that... stupid bitch). There's plenty of evidence to support that glasses are overprescribed and such evidence is blotted out by bloated companies.

The reason this came up is that recently I've had a change of prescription, and the new glasses seem like they're too strong. I can see perfectly with my old pair yet I've been given a new prescription... gah... maybe I shouldn't have tried so hard when they were testing my eyes :)

Now that my mini rant is over, please offer you're experiences.
Post edited August 11, 2012 by JCD-Bionicman
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I see better with my glasses than without my glasses.
Friends and relatives have frequently been prescribed stronger lenses than necessary, requiring them to go back the next day for revision. I don't know what's up with that...

I suppose you could pay someone to shave part of your cornea with a laser and then never have to complain about your prescription again.
Back in 2000 when I was living in the U.S. I went to Lesncrafters for an eye examination and they told me one eye was weaker than the other and I would have to start wearing glasses. I humored my parents by wearing them for one summer and never wore them again. 4 years ago I had an eye examination in order to get a Croatian driver's license and they said my vision was flawless. I'll admit that I use computers and read books more hours of the day than is good for me. But personally, I believe that eyes are muscles like any other and if you 'exercise' them and take care of them (get lots of natural light, eat the right foods, take a break from the computer and reading to focus on stuff at farther distances, etc.) then you can maintain good vision. I am the only person in my family that doesn't need glasses right now. So either wearing the glasses for that one summer 'fixed' my vision, or Lenscrafters, whose business is selling glasses, exaggerated a problem to make a sale.
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Post edited August 12, 2012 by adambiser
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adambiser: Over-correcting can be bad for your eyes. If I've understood correctly, you had someone say that is not the case.

I've worn glasses since I was about 3 and I'm very nearsighted (can't read the big E with my own eyes). From what I recall, they have always under-prescribed me hoping that my eyes would start to strengthen and compensate for the rest. Luckily my prescription hasn't changed for a few years, but while I was growing up, it changed almost every visit to the eye doctor.

Even now they under-prescribe me, but it's good enough the drive, read, etc.
If they thought that was going to happen, they were idiots.

Near-sightedness is caused by your eye being too long for the focal length of your lens. It's nothing to do with any weakness that can be strengthened.
Splunge.
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Crispy78: If they thought that was going to happen, they were idiots.

Near-sightedness is caused by your eye being too long for the focal length of your lens. It's nothing to do with any weakness that can be strengthened.
Right, everyone knows that it's caused by an oblong eye and the focal point not being where it should.

Under-prescribing myopia was extremely common years ago hoping that the minor blur would stimulate the eye and searching the internet will reveal how common that way of thinking was. Of course now they say that doing so actually causes eyesight to worsen rather than get better.
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FraterPerdurabo: Splunge.
Definitely splunge.
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FraterPerdurabo: Splunge.
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grviper: Definitely splunge.
If there's one thing that I cannot stand then it's yes-men! Get out!
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grviper: Definitely splunge.
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FraterPerdurabo: If there's one thing that I cannot stand then it's yes-men! Get out!
*has a heart attack from pencil-dropping*
The liberals did it.
Don't tell me you are going to wear your sunglases during a night operation...
Worked for this guy.