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When did you find out you needed to wear glasses?

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    I was 2, no idea of prescription and wear them all the time. My current pair
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    1. About 9 or so
    2. Can't remember but it was pretty weak!
    3. -3.25
    4. Wear glasses half the time and contacts the other half
    5. http://www.dragonspecs.co.uk/pro_img...bs/t_17445.jpg - only they're black instead of brown/khaki and the writing/stripes are white
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    1. When did you find out you needed to wear glasses?
    12 years old

    2. What was your prescription then?
    -1.00 in the right eye, N/A for left

    3. What is it now?
    -2.75 for right eye, -1.00 for left

    4. When do you wear your glasses?
    All the time
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    1. When did you find out you needed to wear glasses?
    10 years old
    2. What was your prescription then?
    -0.75
    3. What is it now?
    -4.25
    4. When do you wear your glasses?
    All the time
    5. Link a picture/web page of your glasses! (Optional)
    http://www.specsavers.co.uk/glasses/modern/fcuk-87/
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    1. When did you find out you needed to wear glasses?
    5 or 6 years ago after I went for an eye test when I was trying to join the armed forces
    2. What was your prescription then?
    Can't remember
    3. What is it now?
    Not a clue
    4. When do you wear your glasses?
    When watching tv or films or reading things far away. I have to wear them when I drive.
    5. Link a picture/web page of your glasses! (Optional)
    http://tinyurl.com/899aneo
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    I got them in year 5 so I must have been about 9/10
    I can't remember exactly but i'm pretty sure my prescription is either -7.25 or -9.25 which is worrying as it's the highest on this thread! I wear my glasses all the time
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    1. When did you find out you needed to wear glasses?
    16 years old
    2. What was your prescription then?
    -1.00
    3. What is it now?
    -1.00 as far as I know, I'll be going back there soon.
    4. When do you wear your glasses?
    Just to read things that are on the board or for when I'm at the cinema.
    5. Link a picture/web page of your glasses!
    http://m.specsavers.ie/glasses/womens-glasses/carlotta/ in brown
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    (Original post by emma363)
    I got them in year 5 so I must have been about 9/10
    I can't remember exactly but i'm pretty sure my prescription is either -7.25 or -9.25 which is worrying as it's the highest on this thread! I wear my glasses all the time
    don't worry I got mine at age 5 and I'm now 12.5 prescription in one eye and -8 in the other.

    This was posted from The Student Room's Android App on my GT-I9300
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    1. When did you find out you needed to wear glasses?
    When I was about 10

    2. What was your prescription then?

    Erm, no idea haha

    3. What is it now?

    -2.75

    4. When do you wear your glasses?

    Maybe twice a week, or when i'm staying at home. All the other times I wear contact lenses I wish I had perfect sight, I hate having to have some form of help for my eyes all the time!
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    1. When did you find out you needed to wear glasses?
    16 or 17
    2. What was your prescription then?
    -0.25 in my right eye, -0.50 in my left
    3. What is it now?
    The same
    4. When do you wear your glasses?
    Very rarely :/ I should probably wear them more

    I first realised I needed glasses when I couldn't read things (tiny things, I might add) across the room that my boyfriend could. It was infuriating. Then, I was out with friend at Westminster in London and I playfully tried my friends glasses on, who also has a weak prescription. I could believe how clearly I could see!
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    1. When did you find out you needed to wear glasses?
    13 years old
    2. What was your prescription then?
    Haven't a clue. Probably fairly weak short sighted as I didn't wear them all the time.
    3. What is it now?
    -2 +/-0.25
    4. When do you wear your glasses?
    All the time
    5. Link a picture/web page of your glasses!
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    I'd highly recommend looking around online before buying glasses. I bought my last 3 pairs online and the last 2 pairs have been expensive designer glasses, but I paid a fraction of the price. I can't be sure about the pair I currently own but I assume they must cost £200 usually with normal thickness lenses and I paid £85 inc special delivery. I know for certain that when buying the pair before the ones I currently own I saved £120 on the price tag. As long as you get all the necessary information there's no problem.
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    Had a squint when I was born, so had surgery at 3 years old and worn glasses ever since. Although my eyes have improved so much since then that I don't need to wear them very often anymore. Only when I feel my eyes getting tired, so usually when I'm having to focus a lot, ie. when I'm reading or on the computer. I think my prescription's around +0.50 now.
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    (Original post by DeadGirlsDance)
    1. When did you find out you needed to wear glasses?
    16 years old
    2. What was your prescription then?
    -1.00
    3. What is it now?
    -1.00 as far as I know, I'll be going back there soon.
    4. When do you wear your glasses?
    Just to read things that are on the board or for when I'm at the cinema.
    5. Link a picture/web page of your glasses!
    http://www.specsavers.co.uk/glasses/fashion/carlotta/ in brown
    Same glasses as mine, but mine are black! Haha :cool:
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    1. When did you find out you needed to wear glasses?
    when i was in year 5
    2. What was your prescription then?
    ?
    3. What is it now?
    ?
    4. When do you wear your glasses?
    All the time, expect for special occasions, where I wear my contacts
    . Link a picture/web page of your glasses!
    they are from Specsavers
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    I started wearing glasses when I was 9. I never wore them so my vision has obviously deteriorated to about zilch.. everything I see is very blurry.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0071XRKZ2/ref=asc_df_B0071XRKZ28814202?smi d=A1NIZDDIH6ESXL&tag=googlecouk0 6-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22218&c reativeASIN=B0071XRKZ2


    by the look of those, you can see why I don't wear them. I chose them when I was either drunk or possessed
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    1. 13
    2. -3
    3. -3-and-a-bit in right, -3-and-a-bit-more in left Haven't had an eye test in 2 years though...
    4. All the time
    how often do you guys have an eye test? My optician says I should have one every other year, but my sister was advised to have one every year despite the fact that she has absolutely nothing wrong with her eyesight - it's just because everyone else in the family wears glasses. Which makes me rather confused - surely I should have my eyes tested more often than her?
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    I first got glasses when I was about 12, I couldn't see work on the board and I was falling behind on work, my teacher noticed it and spoke to my parents.

    I am -2.00 in both eyes, my prescription then was about -1.25 I think, but I didn't wear some for a long period of time as I lost them.

    I own two pairs of glasses technically, one I got last year and one is coming next week as I sometimes forget my glasses at home.

    http://www.visionexpress.com/glasses.../now-price/asc

    They look a bit less yellow in the flesh!

    http://www.boots.com/en/Givenchy-XGV824_1144787/

    I wear my glasses the majority of the time - even when I don't need them, but I take them off on special occasions like parties, weddings etc.
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    Had issues since primary 4/5 (year 5/6 for those of you from England) but was never prescribed glasses until form one in high school (year 9?)

    Prescription then was probably -1ish in my right eye, maybe -0.5 in my left (that's why my optom waited to prescribe me anything).

    It's minus 1.5ish in my left eye now and -2 in my right eye, I think.

    Apparently my left eye is/was strong enough that didn't have tonwear them all time time, but I do now anyway- cant really see properly without them.
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    (Original post by randomguy786)
    Just a few random questions for all you glasses wearers out there because I'm bored!

    1. When did you find out you needed to wear glasses?
    18 years old
    2. What was your prescription then?
    -0.50
    3. What is it now?
    -0.75
    4. When do you wear your glasses?
    All the time
    5. Link a picture/web page of your glasses! (Optional)
    http://www.specsavers.co.uk/glasses/modern/tb1142-1/
    1. When did you find out you needed to wear glasses?
    17 years old (this time last year, basically)

    2. What was your prescription then?
    L: +2.00 R: 0.00 (I've got a lazy eye :yawn:)

    3. What is it now?
    No idea - I really need to go for an eye check-up some time soon... :erm:

    4. When do you wear your glasses?
    All the time

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    I used to have to wear them all the time when I was young from about age 4 to age 6. I only needed to stat wearing them again when I was about 16. I wear them for driving and reading things which are far away.

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