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    is -2 bad? I wear glasses, I don't exactly how bad my eyes are, but I'd say pretty bad. I cant see a thing from a certain lenght away, and I mean anything. last time I went to get them checked, I was -2. my question is, is that really bad? :p:
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    not at all, as far as eye strengths go, thats pretty weak.
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    Not really.

    I'm -3.5 in one eye and -3 in the other.
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    Sorry to hijack the thread, but are contact lenses measured the same, so if I had -1.75 in contact lenses, would that be the same number for my glasses eyesight measure thing?
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    (Original post by pianist)
    Sorry to hijack the thread, but are contact lenses measured the same, so if I had -1.75 in contact lenses, would that be the same number for my glasses eyesight measure thing?
    Yep.
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    (Original post by kobrakai)
    Yep.
    Thanks I never really wore glasses, and went straight into wearing contact lenses, so I didn't know!
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    (Original post by pianist)
    Thanks I never really wore glasses, and went straight into wearing contact lenses, so I didn't know!
    No probs I need to get new glasses, haven't been to the opticians for like 2 years and the prescreption for my glasses isn't strong enough. So I can't really see much when I'm wearing them :p:
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    (Original post by Hayley_2k4)
    is -2 bad? I wear glasses, I don't exactly how bad my eyes are, but I'd say pretty bad. I cant see a thing from a certain lenght away, and I mean anything. last time I went to get them checked, I was -2. my question is, is that really bad? :p:
    It's bad enough for it to be compulsory for you to wear glasses/contacts to drive, but it's not as bad as many people.
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    (Original post by pianist)
    Sorry to hijack the thread, but are contact lenses measured the same, so if I had -1.75 in contact lenses, would that be the same number for my glasses eyesight measure thing?
    Yes, but it depends. I'm about the same as you, and I find if I wear the same strength in contacts as in glasses I can't read close up good enough. So it's sorta where you're happy, which is why you do trials.
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    I'm -5.50 in my left eye and -3.50 in my right...my eyesight is BAD.
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    -2 is ok, not very bad at all. Mine are something like 5 in each eye
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    I have something like -7.5 in one eye and -5.0 in the other... PLUS astigmatism. =|

    So nopes, -2 isn't bad, except for the fact that you'll get blurred vision without glasses.
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    Im -2.25. Yes its the same for glasses and contact lenses genereally speeking. I have a stigmatism so my contact lenses are stronger to compensate for that. I would probably consider anything above -4.00 / -4.50as bad eyesite, but I know alot of people have that and worse. I used to work in an opticians and tried on a pair of -10.00 glasses once!!! Couldnt see a thing!
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    mine are only -0.75 and yet they are a bitrubbish compared to all my friends who seem to have 20/20 vision
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    (Original post by elbow_fan)
    I'm -5.50 in my left eye and -3.50 in my right...my eyesight is BAD.
    Bad? Pfft - I'm -8.5 :p: EDIT: Although not so sure that's a competition I *wanted* to win... ha
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    I'm -3 in both eyes.
    I guess -2.5 is the stage where you gotta start wearing glasses all the time.
    I don't know, I jumped straight into contact lenses aswel.
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    (Original post by perdition)
    Bad? Pfft - I'm -8.5 :p: EDIT: Although not so sure that's a competition I *wanted* to win... ha
    Me too. In my left eye, with glasses. So nothing has been won yet... (hooray..)

    To the person who asked if contacts and glasses are the same: NO they are not!

    Glasses are about 1 higher than contact lenses (cos they are further from your eye - you would say that's not much, but try looking through your glasses holding them in your hands and stretching your arms..).
 
 
 
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