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What kind of eyesight problem do you have?

  • Myopia

    Votes: 40 47.6%
  • Hyperopia

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Astigmatism

    Votes: 7 8.3%
  • Any combination of the above

    Votes: 23 27.4%
  • Other eyesight problems (cataract, glaucoma etc)

    Votes: 2 2.4%
  • Have NO eyesight problems at all

    Votes: 12 14.3%
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I am wondering how many people on this forum has any eyesight problems especially myopia. I have. Actually I used to have because now I am relearning to see , i.e. restoring my eyesight through the BATES METHOD.
I am asking this because I suspect that Social Anxiety always involves chronic tension, namely mental tension and the latter, according to Bates and from my experience is the main cause of myopia and other vision problems.
Of course not everyone that is nearsighted suffers from chronic social anxiety, because the nature and origins of mental tension are different,but I am very inclined to suspect that the vice versa might be true - namely that everyone or at least most of the people that are inflicted with chronic social anxiety do have some form of myopia in a lesser or stronger degree, or astigmatism, or or other eye problem.
Your thoughts, observations?

So, Let's make a myopia/eyesight problems statistic on this thread.
Anyone who votes on this topic is invites as well if he wishes to tell more about his eyesight problems, what kind of vision problem : myopia , astigmatism, (or both) farsightedness etc. when did you notice that you have them etc.

Please vote only if you have any form of SA. If you don't have SA at all, please don't vote!

I reposted this thread due to some mistakes I made in poll options. Thank you for you understanding. Your imput is very appreciated.

Thank you for participating. Your imput is very appreciated.

P.S. THE BATES METHOD OF VISION IMPROVEMENT REALLY WORKS, IF YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR VISION TRY IT AND DEMONSTRATE IT TO YOURSELF, IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME.

'The object of all the methods used in the treatment of imperfect sight without glasses is to secure rest or relaxation, of the mind first and then of the eyes. Rest always improves the vision. Effort always lowers it Persons who wish to improve their vision should begin by demonstrating these facts.

Close the eyes and keep them closed for fifteen minutes. Think of nothing particular, or think of something pleasant. When the eyes are opened, it will usually be found that the vision has improved temporarily. If it has not, it will be because, while the eyes were closed, the mind was not at rest. ALL errors of refraction and many other eye troubles are cured by rest; but there are many ways of obtaining this rest, and all patients cannot do it in the same way.'


W. H. Bates,
 

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Myopic in both eyes and have needed vision correction since age 11. -0.75 astigmatism in left eye, which isn't worth correcting with contacts (toric lens cost a lot more and are less comfortable).

My vision with both eyes is 20/20 (20/15 with right eye only).

Contact lenses are -4.25 & -3.75.
 

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OK I had to search these just to make sure I was voting for the right one.

To simplify:
Myopia = nearsighted
Hyperopia = farsighted
Astigmatism = blurred vision

I saw an eye doctor last year and was told that I'm "mildly" nearsighted. He said my eyes are otherwise pretty good and the sight thing isn't progressive, so I didn't act on the prescription he gave me, and it expired.

I'll go back at some point, get another prescription, and actually get glasses to go along with it.

What tipped me off: I started noticing blurriness when trying to read small print on the TV screen. Also, while in the car, distant road signs were being a bit of a problem. I first noticed it around 1 1/2 years to 2 years ago and saw an eye doctor last summer.
 

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Myopic in both eyes and have needed vision correction since age 11. -0.75 astigmatism in left eye, which isn't worth correcting with contacts (toric lens cost a lot more and are less comfortable).

My vision with both eyes is 20/20 (20/15 with right eye only).

Contact lenses are -4.25 & -3.75.
Ultrashy, you are probably confused about how the measurement of the acuity of the eyes is represented because you cannot have 20/20 vision with both eyes (which is normal vision) and 20/15 with the right eye only (which is better than normal) and at the same time have contact lenses -4.25 & -3.75.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_acuity check it out.
 

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Nope my eyesight has always been good.
 

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Myopia and Astigmatism. I began noticing vision problems in junior high. I didn't need corrective eyewear all day until my sophomore year in highschool.

Another thought...how much do introverted activities like reading and computer contribute to eye sight problems?
 

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Myopia with astigmatism in my left eye. -3.00 in my left, -4.25 in my right.
 

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Myopia and Astigmatism. I began noticing vision problems in junior high. I didn't need corrective eyewear all day until my sophomore year in highschool .

Another thought...how much do introverted activities like reading and computer contribute to eye sight problems?
It depends.... Alone , reading and computer are not a major factor in causing eyesight problems. You have probably have observed that a lot of people which read and use computer very often, like office workers don not wear glasses.
The central factor in all eyesight problems is strain, namely mental strain.
 

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Myopic.. -5 & -5.5

OK I had to search these just to make sure I was voting for the right one.

To simplify:
Myopia = nearsighted
Hyperopia = farsighted
Astigmatism = blurred vision
Thank you, lol. I didn't see this first and had to google as well.
 

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Myopia and astigmatism, have worn corrective lenses since I was two years old, wear contact lenses predominately as my glasses are enormous and embarrassing.
-11.5 in my good eye and -13 in my other, w00t I win.
 

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I'm nearsighted. I've had glasses since I was six. I got them right before I started grade 1, but I was too scared to wear them until grade 4, by which time I actually needed to. I started wearing them all the time in grade 5. And I recently developed astigmatism.
 

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Myopia and astigmatism. It began in the 3rd grade at the age of 7.
 

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Myopia starting in elementary school, astigmatism, and I also have some eye floaters for several years that I've learned to ignore.. for the most part.

Contacts are currently -6.25 for each eye.
 
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