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How many of you have glasses?

This is a discussion on How many of you have glasses? within the General Discussions forums, part of the Community Boards category; My experience was similar to MutantJohn's - I was very sporty until I needed to get specs around 13/14 - ...

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    My experience was similar to MutantJohn's - I was very sporty until I needed to get specs around 13/14 - Rugby,Football,Gymnastics etc - but the one thing you are aware of when you get specs is how vulnerable they are if you engage in the rough n tumble of such things and also the annoyance of broken glasses and being reduced to seeing the world as a big blur.

    So I would theorise that the younger you get glasses the more careful you end up being and just naturally start avoiding situations where your glasses are going to be vulnerable to damage - so you are more likely to pursue more nerdy activities etc.

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    About the only thing you get from wearing glasses is the ability to do the dramatic removal. Getting contacts lets you do whatever, like sports, and you won't be judged and socially isolated by your corrective wear. I don't think wearing glasses is really a reason to stop playing sports.

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    Well it didn't, I was just less sporty, without the same level of engagement/commitment.Tried contacts, but my eyes were just too sensitive to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom View Post
    Still, it's quite strange to hear someone comfortably claim that they're shortsighted without any self remorse. In fact, in American English... a person being able to diagnose their own shortsightedness is something of a logical paradox.
    That may be strange to you. The term nearsighted is strange to me.

    But, then again, I've yet to meet an American who does not strike me as a little .... um ... idiosyncratic.
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    Well, I hate glasses. They make people look stupid IMO.
    Excluding some absolute life-threatening or extreme inconvenience scenario, I am never going to wear glasses, and I am currently not doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Well, I hate glasses. They make people look stupid IMO.
    I don't know ... I tend to find that strong opinions with no merit or sense make people look more stupid than simply wearing glasses.

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    Well, I hate glasses. They make people look stupid IMO.
    O_o

    Seriously?

    What about hearing aids?

    What about braces?

    What about crutches?

    Well, I hate people who mark others for needing corrective/supportive/protective equipment; they make people look stupid.

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    Well, I hate glasses and I think they make people look stupid - and that is the reason why I won't wear them.
    But I don't make fun or belittle other people who wear glasses. It is the inside that counts, as they say. It matters not what people wear to me. It is their own prerogative and their own decision.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    I think Elysia needs more love in his life; I only ever hear about stuff he hates.
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    Love is hard to get by. This world was not made to bring out love and happiness easily.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    I think Elysia needs more love in his life; I only ever hear about stuff he hates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    I think Elysia needs more love in his life; I only ever hear about stuff he hates.
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    her*, she*
    What a mystery. Is it he or she? I thought it was she because of the picture and the name.

    About the glasses, I would say do what your doctor say. I think that the trade-off of simply spending more money about your health (in reasonable levels of course, because doctors are humans...and you know humans!!), and the chance of getting your myopia increased or whatever the result that the doctor says to be prevented by this kind of glasses is fair enough for you.

    Do not forget, that your health is everything and I mean EVERYTHING. Well, probably the base for enjoying everything! So, I say a big YES.

    EDIT: First time I had a poll in this forum.

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    I'd use contacts but I'm afraid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Well, I hate glasses and I think they make people look stupid
    And people say I'm bad! LOL

    But as noted, you don't "judge people" you just think they look stupid, so that's ok I guess.

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    I'm fairly sure I should use glasses, but I cba to actually go to the dr and get a prescription.
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    Ok, I'm home now so I can answer this question properly.

    In my kitchen I have 15 glasses:
    6 x 125ml tumblers
    6 x 250ml larger glasses
    2 x 250ml old jars that I now use as glasses

    In my "bar" (well, on top of the fridge) I have 29 glasses:
    4 x tall wine glasses
    6 x cheaper wine glasses
    6 x 375ml beer glasses
    12 x shot glasses
    1 x 1L beer "glass"

    I went through the house and found a glass in my bathroom that has my toothpaste and toothbrush in it

    This gives me a grand total of 45 glasses

    Edit: I just looked in my cupboard. I don't have to count all those herb and spice glasses to I? Can I just call them vials instead?
    Last edited by SirPrattlepod; 10-23-2013 at 11:30 PM.

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