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at what age did your vision become a problem?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by lane, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    i've always had great vision... but in the last 4 months or so i can't read small print up close..

    i have to look at it about 18 inches away or so.

    i'm 43

    anyone else experience this after 40?
  2. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    I was about 30 when I started having trouble reading license plates at night.
  3. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Yep. I'm just about 42 and my vision has been declining in the last year. I haven't seen a doctor, but I'm betting staring into this cursed monitor for a living is finally taking it's toll.
  4. pupulehaole

    pupulehaole Well-Known Member

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    well when i was about 5 my parents realised i had been cursed from god with CRAP for eyes lol
  5. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    Right around 14. Dad started losing his a bit, but it was stress related. He wears reading glasses and prescription shooting glasses, but that's it.
  6. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    my mum had to get glasses around that age. the optician told her most folk experiance this around that age due to the fact that not that long ago thats how long we lived for so thats how long our eyes lasted. we haven't evolved as quickly as the science which has us living longer. don't know if thats entirely true but its quite a cool theory and sounds fairly probable to me.
  7. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    I got glasses when I was 8. I can see about 4 inches past my nose without my contacts.

    Kilyin was the same (before laser surgery) so our daughter is pretty much doomed to poor eyesight from an early age.
  8. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I got prescription reading glasses about 2 months ago. I started having trouble reading when I hit 45.
  9. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I had my annual checkup in late Dec and they said I still have 20/20.
  10. ZeroClub

    ZeroClub just trying to get better

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    It is called presbyopia and virtually everyone who lives long enough eventually gets it. It gets progressively worse with age. ( link )

    I added presbyopia to my myopia and astigmatism while in my mid-40s.

    Because your vision is otherwise great, it might be worth it for you to check out a decent pair of nonprescription generic reading glasses. They come in different strengths.

    I have a brother who has otherwise good vision and the higher quality drug store glasses do the trick for him.
  11. gmoney112

    gmoney112 Well-Known Member

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    Around 10. I'm damn near legally blind without contacts, but with 'em I have 20/10 vision. Pretty neat.
  12. Jon88

    Jon88 Benched

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    Around 9 I had problems reading the chalkboard. At 11 I couldn't read it at all and the teacher busted me. I got glasses shortly after.
  13. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Yep, a blurry chalkboard in 8th Grade was my first sign. Also, I kept swinging and missing in Little league.

    "Maybe you just sucked."

    Shut up.
  14. justbob

    justbob Just taking it easy

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    But thats hindsight --what can you see in front of ya:)
  15. justbob

    justbob Just taking it easy

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    7th grade when I couldn't read the board ---went to progressive lens in my mid fortys
  16. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    If not for an eye infection I got 10 years ago, I'd have 20/20 in both eyes.

    One eye is 20/20, the other is 20/40 without flareups. With a flare up, I stay off the road.
  17. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    Mine went South at 43 as well.
  18. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Welcome to the rest of your life. It all goes down hill from there.

  19. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    Got glasses in 7th grade and contacts in 8th.
  20. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    My vision went in 2nd grade and my contacts are a 8.3.

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