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    I'm short sighted with a prescription of -.50 and -1.00 but unfortunately have a very strong astigmatism of -2.75 with an orientation of 170-180. I've been stupid and forgot to order my contact lenses in good time, I can't get my contact lenses until the 23rd.

    I have to meet up with a guy I'm currently seeing and its either I wear glasses, which look very unflattering on me or not wear glasses. I guess not wearing glasses would make me squint and unable to see properly. Not sure what to do.

    Is it advisable to go out not wearing glasses on such a prescription? I'm not exactly blind but it's also not a good eye sight. Has anyone ever done it?
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    tha's ignorant

    you can get nice glasses, or contacts, why deprive yourself of clear eyesight?
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    WEre you the driver of the fiesta that crashed into specsavers?
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    (Original post by Cringe)
    WEre you the driver of the fiesta that crashed into specsavers?
    It was actually Vision Express; hence the joke, should've gone to Specsavers.
    Maybe you should've done the same. Cringe.
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    tha's ignorant

    you can get nice glasses, or contacts, why deprive yourself of clear eyesight?
    Did you read my OP properly? I ran out of contact lenses and will not be able to get a new pair for another 3 weeks.

    Unfortunately glasses just don't suit me.
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    (Original post by Cringe)
    WEre you the driver of the fiesta that crashed into specsavers?
    Haha, only considering doing it once, when I meet up with him. But I don't know if it's advisable
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    (Original post by babygirl110)
    I'm short sighted with a prescription of -.50 and -1.00 but unfortunately have a very strong astigmatism of -2.75 with an orientation of 170-180. I've been stupid and forgot to order my contact lenses in good time, I can't get my contact lenses until the 23rd.

    I have to meet up with a guy I'm currently seeing and its either I wear glasses, which look very unflattering on me or not wear glasses. I guess not wearing glasses would make me squint and unable to see properly. Not sure what to do.

    Is it advisable to go out not wearing glasses on such a prescription? I'm not exactly blind but it's also not a good eye sight. Has anyone ever done it?
    Wear the glasses.
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    It was actually Vision Express; hence the joke, should've gone to Specsavers.
    Maybe you should've done the same. Cringe.
    Cringe
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    (Original post by meenu89)
    Wear the glasses.
    Yeah it seems the sensible thing to do. I just look horrible in them
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    (Original post by babygirl110)
    Did you read my OP properly? I ran out of contact lenses and will not be able to get a new pair for another 3 weeks.

    Unfortunately glasses just don't suit me.
    no, haven't you seen my sig?

    tbh you could probably go without glasses if you won't be reading much, but I would recommend them as being able to see things clearly is important
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    I think it would be worse to have to admit that you can't see anything because you were too embarrassed to wear your glasses. At least take them with you, just in case.
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    1. What is wrong with wearing glasses? I guess unless you got ugly glasses, but why would you do that...
    2. you are hardly shortsighted at all so nothing that bad will happen if you don't wear them, but won't it be really annoying not being able to read stuff far away etc?
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    If he's worth your time, he won't care if you're wearing glasses or not. I'm short sighted and hate my glasses but my boyfriend finds them pretty cute, or at least pretends he does.
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    (Original post by babygirl110)

    Unfortunately glasses just don't suit me.
    You obviously haven't tried on enough pairs of glasses...
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    This is a slightly shallow thread. I mean if you need to wear glasses, wear them. Just because you have a negative view on glasses doesn't mean others do.
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    (Original post by redferry)
    1. What is wrong with wearing glasses? I guess unless you got ugly glasses, but why would you do that...
    2. you are hardly shortsighted at all so nothing that bad will happen if you don't wear them, but won't it be really annoying not being able to read stuff far away etc?
    Yeah it would be annoying. It's my astigmatism that's a problem, the shortsightedness itself is not bad. Apparently the astigmatism distorts the view even more, making it blurry, it's because the eyes are doing a lot of adapting, trying to see. Opticians can explain what I'm trying to describe really well.
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    It was actually Vision Express; hence the joke, should've gone to Specsavers.
    Maybe you should've done the same. Cringe.
    nah it was a specsavers- see the picture:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ns-window.html
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    (Original post by TheAJK)
    This is a slightly shallow thread. I mean if you need to wear glasses, wear them. Just because you have a negative view on glasses doesn't mean others do.
    Yes, I am a shallow being, it's human nature
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    nah it was a specsavers- see the picture:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ns-window.html
    25th feb.

    I saw a new one on unilad today

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...94772035_n.jpg

    edit - http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local...6081-32921654/
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    (Original post by babygirl110)
    Yeah it would be annoying. It's my astigmatism that's a problem, the shortsightedness itself is not bad. Apparently the astigmatism distorts the view even more, making it blurry, it's because the eyes are doing a lot of adapting, trying to see. Opticians can explain what I'm trying to describe really well.
    Yeah I know, I have astigmatism too. And -3.75 vision. I feel your pain.
    I'm sure you could find some glasses to suit you though.
 
 
 
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