Monday, April 5, 2010

the need to wear eyeglasses

My husband lost his 20/20 vision when he was still in college. He said that it was caused by too much exposure to computers since he was a computer science student back then. At first he thought he was sick when he ended up dizzy, having headaches and felt like vomiting after he stayed in front of the computer for long hours but when he told the symptoms to his mother, she told her that he might have an eye problem. To correct the problem, he had to wear eyeglasses from that time on. His first eyeglasses back then didn't provide the best solution to his needs since he only had ordinary eyeglasses lens but he had already remedied the problem when he bought another pair of eyeglasses that are suited for computer users.

Looking for a reliable optical shop for our specific needs is not that difficult, the internet is a great help to learn more about eyeglasses. As for me, I used to have a 20/20 vision but when I got pregnant in the middle of 2008 and had my eye examination during an annual physical exam, I couldn't read from the eye chart more clearly anymore. Add to that, my work which involved working in front of the computer everyday has rendered my vision in a less than perfect condition. Some say that it was caused by some changes in my hormones. I guess I'll be wearing my own prescription glasses one of these days. How about you guys? Did you ever see the need to wear eyeglasses?

5 comments:

The Twitterer said...

i've been wearing eyeglasses since third year high school. i don't when my eyesight started getting blurred but i remember, when i was in second year HS, i answered letters in a match-column-A-to-column-B-test when the answers should be numbers. that's when i accepted that i need to wear glasses.

i blame this to reading tagalog pocketbooks in the dark (just with the flashlight) because i was trying to hide it. my father doesn't approve of reading romance novels - and i started reading them in grade 4.

meretrisha said...

hi sheryl! thanks for sharing.. hehe your story about the tagalog pocketbooks was indeed funny but it was too bad that you ended up worsening your sight prob

Bchai said...

I've been a 4-eyed geek since elementary school, so you can tell my eyes are pretty bad. I'm legally blind without my eyeglasses, and I have to wear them no matter what. I have contacts, but they're such a bother to put in, glasses are way better for me.

Speaking of which, I'm due for another eye exam! ;)

meretrisha said...

thanks for sharing, bchai.. i hope i won't be needing any yet. a long time ago, though, i wanted glasses just to "look" smarter. hehehe

Andrea-Memories As A Mom said...

I have heard that is very common to need glasses during pregnancy. I keep thinking I need to make an eye appt. because it's been 7 or 8 years and I have spent A LOT of time in front of the computer the past 12! But I guess my eyes must be fine because I haven't had any major signs. My dad was 40 when he got his first pair so I'm hoping to make it that long, too.

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