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Electric Sheep One
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20/X vision means that you see as well at 20 feet as a 'normal' person can at X feet. Dikiyoba's 20/200 uncorrected vision means that without lenses she is, roughly speaking, blind as a bat. I'm not sure I'm quite that bad, but I'm in the same league.

My dad told me he once met someone who claimed to have 20/10 vision, which I think is possible but near the limit for humans. The guy was a fighter pilot (for the RCAC people here: a CF-18), so that would make sense.

[ Saturday, September 29, 2007 04:52: Message edited by: Student of Trinity ]

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Luckily I don't need them, but if I did I'd go with contacts.

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Amazing. I have worse sight in my right eye than in my left eye. And I'm 13 too. Wierd coincidence.

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I have both contacts and glasses. I usually am too lazy to take a few seconds to put in contacts every day, so I wear glasses mostly. I wear contacts when I'm going to play sports, or when I need to look particularly fly. :P

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I have both, In high school I primarily wore the contacts even though they bugged the hell out of my eyes (I already have dry eyes and contacts don't help). After I got to college, 5 minutes of putting in contacts turned into 5 minutes of extra sleep and since then I primarily wear glasses. If I'm going out for the night or something I'll still throw in the contacts. I find it's useful to have both and I use the contacts so infrequently that a years worth of contacts lasts me 5. Luckily my prescription hasn't changed in 10 years or so, hoping that stays true.

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I think glasses are pretty hot. And my left eye is worse than my right eye too!

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Law Bringer
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No glasses or contacts here, and I've always felt insecure about it. Myopia is, after all, linked to education and high IQ.

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There are far more reasons than that for my behavior.

Contacts (hard lenses) and glasses here, depending on my work. Recently got "cool" glasses, but I'm not allowed out of the house, so I don't wear them much.

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What do you mean by not allowed out of the house? That sounds bad.

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quote:
Originally written by The Ratt:

What do you mean by not allowed out of the house? That sounds bad.
No, it's okay. I don't really mind at all.

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Salmon's just embarrassed the he got put under house arrest for indecent exposure while fishing. Apparently it's illegal to moon fish in Oregon.
The fish got their revenge though. One spit a hook and it got caught in Salmon's nekkied butt. He had to have it removed at Urgent Care.

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Great. Now everyone (it's the internit!) knows.

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quote:
Originally written by Andraste:

Salmon's just embarrassed the he got put under house arrest for indecent exposure while fishing.
That was just some understandable confusion about the term 'fly fishing'.

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Oh, wow, well... what about those glasses?

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Law school has brought a pair of reading glasses into my life, as well as notably less hair on my dome. :(
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Really? Aran looks like _____ Potter too! How funny.

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quote:
Originally written by Turtleking:

Iffy 1: The three exclamation points are misleading. Thanking you for removing them, Iffy.

As for me thinking lowly of you, I have two words: Earn It.

Andraste: Amen to that.

Iffy 2: Stop saying your intelligent when you have no proof. I'd rather have irritated eyes and contacts then glasses anyday.

Excuse me...but that's my little brother you're talking to, and believe you me, he is intelligent. He's a math genius.

But that's not the point. The point is, yes he needs to earn your respect, but you can at least be courteous. You're talking to a thirteen year old here.

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quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

My dad told me he once met someone who claimed to have 20/10 vision, which I think is possible but near the limit for humans. The guy was a fighter pilot (for the RCAC people here: a CF-18), so that would make sense.
I've heard reports of trackers in hunter-gatherer societies with 80/20 vision (or 20/5, if you prefer). I can't vouch for their accuracy, though.

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Athletes also sometimes have incredible vision. I think 20/10 is the number usually thrown around for top-level athletes with great eyes.

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quote:
Originally written by DanielJacksonMPC:

quote:
Originally written by Turtleking:

Iffy 1: The three exclamation points are misleading. Thanking you for removing them, Iffy.

As for me thinking lowly of you, I have two words: Earn It.

Andraste: Amen to that.

Iffy 2: Stop saying your intelligent when you have no proof. I'd rather have irritated eyes and contacts then glasses anyday.

Excuse me...but that's my little brother you're talking to, and believe you me, he is intelligent. He's a math genius.

But that's not the point. The point is, yes he needs to earn your respect, but you can at least be courteous. You're talking to a thirteen year old here.

You're right that we should be nice to him. However, a math genius does not a good Spiderwebber make.

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Theoretically, I have glasses. I haven't worn them in over a year, and I'm not even sure where they are. I am very mildy near-sighted. I only need glasses to read things that are more than 100 or so feet away. Even then, if it is large enough, I can still read it. Since I don't drive, the need to read things that far away is hardly pressing, and since my vision is fine aside from that, I never wear said glasses. Also, they make me look about 5 years younger, and as a 21-year-old who still gets carded for R-rated movies, I can do without anything that make me look younger. :P

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I have glasses, and pretty strong ones too; without them, my range of accurate vision can be measured in centimeters. If I took them off now, I couldn't read what I'm writing without sticking my nose to the monitor.

As it is, I don't have contact lenses, and probably will never have. The reason is, my job includes lots of electric arc welding. If you look at the arc with contacts (and without a mask), the UV-rays can melt them into your eyes. Besides, normal glasses are handier anyway.

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quote:
Originally written by Lazarus.:

I usually am too lazy to take a few seconds to put in contacts every day, so I wear glasses mostly.
There are contacts that allow you to wear them overnight, you know.
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I wear contacts for killing.

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Are they red by any chance?

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