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On the subject of spectacles...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Melvil, 25 Mar 2008.

  1. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    ...what's your prescription?

    Mine is -4.0 in both eyes so I consider myself fairly impaired when out and about without them. Anyone much worse?
     
  2. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    short sighted too -3.0 and -3.5

    It's a real bugger age, 'cause now I can't read with my specs on, have to lift them up.

    So today with my contacts in, I had to adjust my seat halfway through the ride. Course I can't see the spanners close up with lenses in so had to hold everything at arms length: To anyone driving past it must'a looked like I was defusing a bomb ;)
     
  3. domd1979

    domd1979 New Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    -6.75 / -6.25 ....
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Respect!
     
  5. domd1979

    domd1979 New Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    As a random aside, my un-corrected eyesight isn't up to standard for main line train driving, so there goes that career option!!
     
  6. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    -4 / -2
     
  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    -3 about..and that's hard to live with without glasses to hand..............
     
  8. Maz

    Maz Guru

    -2/-2
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    An (un)fascinating fact about -3.0 uncorrected is that in the UK it is the dividing line for prospective air traffic controllers....as I found out a while back!
     
  10. Plax

    Plax Veteran

    Location:
    Wales
    -1.25 / -1.75

    At least I'm nowhere near as blind as some of you ;). I have an astigmatism in my left eye hence the difference.
    The last time I had my eyes tested apparently they had deteriorated slightly but didn't warrant a new prescription. That was 2 years ago and I'm too scared to go back! "Well MsPlax, I'm afraid to say your eyesight has substantially worsened. Would you like to try these jam jars out for size"
     
  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    -3 uncorrected for air traffic folk - I can't find the light switch......
     
  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Plax you have to go - when your eyes jump a few points you get a bit hissed off.. they settle down when you get near 40 like me.... but even -3's need the lightweight lenses for lightweight frames........bugger........
     
  13. -3.75 / -4.75, guess I wont make an air traffic controller.

    I never wore glasses when I left school but in the 15 yrs since ;)
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    I guess the one good point about myopia is walking down the street without glasses on and everything is all hazy and wierd and its sort of like being pleasantly tipsy (or at least I find it that way!)*








    * Right up until the bit where you have to cross the road, of course.
     
  15. pzycoman

    pzycoman New Member

    Location:
    Huffing a kitten
    -1 / +0.25

    Not sure why im short in one eye and long in the other...