I’m practically blind 🥲

:eyeglasses: :eye: Me too! I’ve been legally blind since at least 5th grade. My sight started about - 4.50 and kept changing until my 20’s. I’m at - 5.50 now in contacts. (highly recommend Pair Eyewear online brand glasses p.s.)

I wouldn’t let it freak you out too bad. Tech is so good these days and there are lots of options. It’s never stopped me from living life and I see perfectly fine with corrective lenses. As long as your eyes are healthy (which it sounds like they are!)

p.p.s.
-negative is for near sighted and +positive is for far sighted

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Are you in the US? I don’t think -5.50 is legally blind here!

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Ok I googled it and it says -2.5 is legally blind but I’m not sure if it is accurate

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Pretty sure yeah. It just means you’re not allowed to drive or operate machinery without corrective lenses basically. I use it as a #FunFact moment or two truths and a lie etc :joy:

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Ok lol that makes sense I can’t read anything from a distance so yes I’m legally blind :flushed:

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I suppose that means I’m legally blind as well :flushed:

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I’m so sorry for this my love. I use very tough glasses because my eyesight is very damage, but I’m almost 40 and my eyes stabilized.

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Also they mentioned that I would be a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery has anyone had that?!? It sounds terrifying :grimacing:

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I have a friend that did something like that, and I believe it worked really well with her. I’m not sure if it’s the exact same thing but it sounds pretty similar! It’s a kind of laser surgery :upside_down_face:

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I think that’s what it is!

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You are too young to have these problems. I’ve had to wear glasses since I was 7 yrs old. I tried bifocals once. Did not like them. Not easy to get use to. I now have two pair of glasses. One for seeing and one for reading. But I am over 60. You would think in the 21st century there would be more help for you. I wish you the best

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It is unfortunately in my genetics my grandma had to get bifocals in her 20s

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