I wear progressive lenses now and have been wearing glasses for about 20 years. The older I get, the more my eyesight changes from year to year.
In honor of Walter's new glasses, how many of you wear glasses and at what age did you start wearing them?
I've worn glasses since I was 10 years old. I wore contact lenses in my 20's, 30's, and 40's. Then when I went through hormonal changes, my eyes dried out so bad, they irritated my eyes. I then had to go back to wearing glasses. I can't see without them.
I am near sited. Started wearing glasses at 24. I only wear them to drive and watch T.V. My close up vision is fabulous.
i where glasses for distence and i got my first pair in 5th grade so was about 10 or 11 i just went to the eye doctor yesterday unfortuntly my eye have gotton worse i wear my glasses almost all the time
About 15 years ago I noticed I couldn't see up close. Really put a hurting on my reading and cross stitch. So off to the eye DR. I now wear glasses for doing this.
I have glasses but only use them to see far away or reading for a long time
I only started wearing them recently, when I was 13. Some of the time I wear contacts, but lately I've been wearing glasses more because they are less trouble.
I started wearing glasses when I was 27(early 2008). I started to notice when reading words were blurry and so were things up close. I found out I'm severely far-sighted. I'm 37 now, and am on my 4th pair of glasses. My eyes are 25-30% worse than 2 1/2 years ago when I last had my eye exam. Things up close aren't blurry now!
I have been wearing glasses since my mid-20s years and need new ones. At first they were just for night time driving, but now for all driving and anywhere I need to see in the distance, such as movies and hiking.
Seeing (pardon the pun) that so many of us are wearing glasses, it is no wonder that eyewear is a nearly $35 billion business.
I've had glasses since I was 13. When I got them, I told the doctor that they were the wrong ones - he laughed and said, no they were the right ones - I was just missing everything. I could see actual leaves on the trees. I am near-sighted in one eye, far-sighted in the other. I've had progressive lenses since I was 19 when I got my first bifocal lenses. Eye problems run in my family on my dad's side.
I only wear reading glasses for fine print. I had cataract surgery on both eyes over twenty years ago, and my vision is very good.
I probably needed them by the time I was 12 or 13, but didn't get them until I was 17. It was amazing - I could look at a tree and see individual leaves. I could read fine print. Incrwedible!