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Gummi Bear
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what do yall think.
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I have glasses, but that's mostly because I don't need to wear them all the time. Like, I think my perscription is sometime like -.75 and -.50 (left and right eye, respectively). I mostly got them because I like to see detail in the distance and so I could read the chalk/grease board at school.
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I've been wearing "corrective lenses" for 8 years now. I've had contacts for about 4, and I have to say I love them. I also love glasses now, too. When I think of glasses now, I think of them as a fashion accessory, so I get really excited when I can get a new pair. In public, I'd say the contacts/glasses time is about 70%/30%, but sometimes, I just want to feel smarter, look more intelligent, so I wear my glasses! Whatever you choose is fine-- there are many adorable pairs of glasses out now!

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I started using disposable contact lenses a few months ago, but i just couldn't stand 'em. I'm not the kinda person who wears her glasses as much as she should, hehe, so, it was neat at first to see how clear everything was, but it was a hassle having to put them in every morning, and for some reason, by the time i was finished school, they were really dry and uncomfortable.

So, i'd have to say glasses for me.

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i've got contacts and glasses from...5 years ago that i refuse to wear. my eyes are somewhat bad (left: -2.00 and right: -2.75) so i do need the contacts to read stuff that isn't right in front of my face.
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You realize not only girls wear glasses or contacts ... right? Maybe one of the wonderful mods here could move this to one of the other boards

I've never tried contacts. I want to, but i only wear my glasses part time. I'm supposed to wear them all day at school, but i don't. I need them for TV, cpu and distances ... but they're such a pain in the butt. I can't wait til i really have to wear them full time so i can get contacts (dad won't pay for them until i have to wear them all the time)


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I don't have glasses right now, but I think I'll be needing them.

Personally, I love glasses! I get fake ones and wear them. They fit a lot of faces and, besides, you push them down the bridge of your nose a bit and TADAH! Naughty librarian! Hee hee!

Contacts just seem like they'd hurt a bit. Sticking things in my eyes? No thanks!

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I've been wearing glasses since I was 7 years old, and I'm 19 now. I'll still be needing them (or contact lens) for as long as I live, unless I go through a cirurgy, and I think I'll be having that soon as my doctor told me I was in the right age.

But... until that arrives... I've sticked to my so-loved glasses as I'm so used to wear them around and I love the pair I have now, it's really trendy

I also think I look better with them on, but maybe that's because I can't see myself in the mirror without them! I just think my face looks too empty eheh

But in general, I think one should go for the option he/she feels more comfortable using, and what looks better, making sure it's the right solution to the problem (because we all know we can need glasses for all sorts of problems and there are some for which contacts are not advisable, and even some people who can't wear those because their body rejects them).

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Contacts all the way! They're so convenient! I couldn't get them in for the longest time and I'd sit there going "daymut" for like half an hour but now that I've had them for a few weeks, I'm getting the hang of it. They're really convenient when you move around alot.. you just have to be careful that you dont rub your eye too much.. I did that once and when I went to the mirror.. it was completely folded over.. OUCH! Doesnt hurt that bad tho. The only problem is money.. I cant believe my grandparents could afford that!

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I like both contacts and glasses. I especially like my "geek" glasses. I usually wear my contacts though, becuase my old glasses are so outta style, but I'm getting some trendier ones before school starts. Then I'll probably end up wearing glasses more often. The only problem with contacts for me, is that my eyes are very sensitive, so there are days when I can't even wear them because they hurt so bad.

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I've been wearing glasses for probably about 8-9 years now.

At first I didn't liked the idea but since I needed them I just wore them at school.

Now I'm a full-time glasses "promoter". I can't distinguish without them so I have them all day long, even in the shower.

I've never liked the idea of having something into my eye so I've never tried contact lenses. And I guess I'll never do either.

David

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i have contact lenses. they're a pain in the keister. i only wear them when wearing glasses is not a good idea (to concerts, mostly). i love my glasses. they don't dry out my eyes after 8 hours of wear. i look okay either way, so it's not so much a matter of appearances. i've gota great clunky pair of cat eye glasses, but i can't wear them till i replace their lenses -- too strong, gives me a headache!

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I've had glasses since I was about 11 (I'm 13 now). And since then I had always wanted blue contacts. My parents didn't particularly like the idea of the "sticking silicone in your eyes" so I didn't get them. Until one unfortunate day when I was at PE and one of the guys flinged a basketball at my face--my glasses broke, I got a black eye and all he could say was "oops."
So thats when my mum and dad got me some blue contacts. They don't really suit me, but they're really cool!
But they kinda hurt to put in at first but, once you get the hang of it, it's not so bad.
But I'm gonna stick to my glasses....unless it's PE day, of course.

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Both. Glasses if I'm not going to school or to diving or gymnastics. Contacts are a must for me if I'm to be able to do anything in sports. I'm legally blind without my glasses/contacts, so I couldn't really survive without them. Oh, and I guess if I'm going to a dance or anywhere else where I want to look good to other people (read: end my single status).
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When I was between the ages of 8 and 11, I wore reading glasses. I've always been farsighted, although when I turned 11 it suddenly became less of a problem and I was able to function without glasses at all.

But the funny thing is, I think wearing glasses did something to me back then...because now I find women who wear glasses incredibly sexy.

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I had to get contacts in high school because I did a lot of plays and things of that nature, and my director hated the glare. It'd hurt when I put them in, hurt when i was wearing them, and hurt when I took them out.

Tried wearing contacts again my first year of college, because my partner hated girls in glasses. I did all right with them until I got pregnant - my eyes must have changed shape or something, because they kept falling out.

So now again I'm a glasses girl. I have the tiniest frames in the world and they're a lovely pinky-purple color. Mauve, i think it's called. And my son cries his little heart out when I'm not wearing them.


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I wear those black framed kind.. but only for long distance. I think they're sexy!
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The ones I wear are just like those black framed type you wear, lilnerd, only when I tried the black ones I thought they were too heavy for my face so I got them in dark red and I think they're even cooler because most people have them in black

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actually, ive been wearing glasses for a long time
since fourth grade
and in eighth, i got contacts
let me tell you
AMAZING!
i only wear my glasses when its ABSOLUTETLY necessary
i hate them, they make me look so silly
i stick to contacts thankyouverymuch
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I like both. I wear glasses when I am in a hurry or don't feel like dealing with putting in contacts or sometimes they are just a fashion acessory. I wear contacts when I want to put cool eye make-up on and I think contacts can be less of a hassle because there is nothing to worry about on your face. Both have advantages and disadvantages. But I love them both.
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I started wearing glasses in 6th grade and got contacts shortly after. But my contacts were incorrectly fitted and so they hurt terribly. So I went for years wearing glasses because I was afraid it would hurt again. Then I got a new eye doc who convinced me to try them again because they were so much safer for me since I was a cheerleader and played basketball. They worked perfectly!

So anyway, now I wear either glasses or contacts, and I really do like having either option.

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i wear my glasses when i want to feel smart and i have NON presctiption colored contacts that are just a fashion accesory...i have 6 different colors of contacts for my outfit or mood...and my glasses are there for me to see but my frames are also REALLY hot so they r like profyle glasses ...if i wanna check out some fly fellas i just tilt my head and look over the rim of my glasses and BAM.....they givin start giving me the "i wanna get to know you" looks..... hehe...so i use both..... ...i have on pair of prescription contacts that i dont use cuz it gets my dizzy...i cant have my glasses on all the time....only when i cant see far away....
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I hate how I look in my glasses. Luckily I have split vision so I really don't need them since I can get by without them. My eye doctor recommends that I wear them though even though he said that it isn't vital. No one really outside of my immedaite family has ever seen me in them. If anyone ever sees me actually wearing them, then they're incredibly lucky Unlike when I was in high school or college, at least I know where they are now.
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I wear baby blue contacts. I have glasses, but I don't like the way they look on me, so now I have been wearing prescription baby blue contacts for a year and a half. I love my contacts, except for the fact that they make my eyes water, sometimes they come out, and I have put them in the wrong way quite a few times! Talk about pain...!

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I have had glasses for about 6 months now. My problem is i don't wear 'em, at all! Once in a blue moon i might put them on.

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I love my contacts, couldn't live without them. AcuVue Torics rock.

I was never able to find a pair of glasses I actually liked for the 9 or so yeard I wore them. It was always "settle," and I always thought I looked better without glasses.

On the up side, people seem to rarely question someone dressed normally and wearing glasses. They got me out of trouble often.


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i have both contacts and glasses but i prefer contacts i have had them since the 7th grade and i love them. i only wear my glasses at home b/c i dont like how they look glasses just arent comfortable. well thats what i think!
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laser correction surgery... nuff said


or cantacts but glasses work to, you should pick what ever you like better, try then both

ferret


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quote:
Originally posted by ferret18:
laser correction surgery... nuff said

Unfortunately, not all of us can afford the wonders of laser vision correction...which can run in the thousands of dollars, and include several pre and post-operation doctors visits that run the cost to a substantially higher level. Just something to keep in mind

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i LUV wearing my contacts. i've had them for about 2 or so years. i can't stand wear glasses. i've been wearing glasses for about all my life!! i only wear my glasses and home. frinds rarely see me with my glasses on! But now i'm sad cuz i tore one of my contacts about a week ago at camp
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I have glasses. When my eye doctor first told me that I needed glasses (in 9th or 10th grade), I got upset and really wanted to wear contacts instead. But after a few years of wearing glasses (I don't wear them all the time, though), I really don't mind them. I actually kind of like them. They help me see better (obviously) and wearing them's not a big deal. I don't even want to try wearing contacts; it seems uncomfortable and expensive and a hassle. I think that I look better with glasses. I saw these cool blue frames, but my mother wouldn't buy them. I used to want to get laser eye surgery but it's really expensive and it's not even guaranteed to help. Plus, some people's vision has actually gotten worse because of it or they needed to go back for more visits.
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