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I've worn glasses for 18 years and my sight has progressively degenerated during that time; not surprising, since all my immediate family members wear glasses. Over the last 5-7 years, though, my prescription has remained more or less the same.

I just got back from my latest eye exam, my first in a few years. My eyesight has actually improved! Not a whole lot; if eyesight could be measured on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being blind, I used to be about a 9. Now I'm an 8.75. But still!

Now I'm not saying it's because I've been vegetarian for the last two years, but...well, it's a nice coincidence.
 

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Wow! That's awesome. I've heard of vision stablizing at some point in life, but I hadn't heard of it getting better for some! I assume that you got a new glasses prescription? Does looking through your new glasses seem any different?

I can't say that I have had the same luck. I consume so much Vit. A that I always hope they might get better, but every year my vision gets slightly worse. I have near-sightedness and astigmatism... and lucky for me, I think I'm starting to lose some peripheral vision in one of my eyes. So.. I'm not hoping to be getting better any time soon, and I hope to get lasik surgey one day when I finish college and have a stable income. meh.
 

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Are you near sighted? One of my teachers in highschool and I both had/have equally horrible eyesight, but as he got older instead of becoming farsighted too and needing bifocals like normal his vision started getting better. His optometrist said it happens sometimes.
 

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I was far-sighted as a kid and it went away as I grew up.

Then I became severely near-sighted.


Thanks for sharing! It would be lovely to be able to see just a little bit better.
 

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Maybe you've been eating more healthfully in general over the past two years, and that helped your eyesight.

Or it coulda been that steady diet of just carrots and lettuce.
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I'm severly nearsighted with astigmatism. In Canadian perscription terms, I'm -6.5 in one eye and -6.25 in the other, more or less. It's not a significant change -- I hadn't actually noticed my old glasses not working as well. Well I had, but I just thought the lenses were a bit scratched.

They didn't have my prescription in stock, so I'll be getting my glasses in a few days. They have cool black and white frames, I'll post a pic when I get em!

And who knows? It could be all that rabbit food. When's the last time you saw a bunny with glasses?
 

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And who knows? It could be all that rabbit food. When's the last time you saw a bunny with glasses?
Uncle Wiggly.
 

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My eyes are better when I don't wear my glasses, oddly enough.

I have a form of lazy eye, where my right eye does not see well and allows the left eye to compensate. My right eye is really fuzzy and I cannot read with it, but I have perfectly fine vision with both together.

So, I have lazy eye and am farsighted.... not sure if the veggie thing has much to do with my current state of seeing
My eyes DO seem to be a little better these days...
 

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Call that severe???!?!!? I'm a -14!! Seriously I literally cannot see past the end of my nose and my specs are like milk bottles so I always buy special thinned down lenses.

As for the lasik, don't get your hopes up too much on that... till you get assessed for it... I got assessed for it and was told I was an unsuitable candidate
Apparently the more short sighted you are the harder it is to cure...bummer. Hope it works out for u tho.

My sight was bad since I was an omni kid and I don't think veg*nism has made any difference whatsoever (more's the pity...wouldn't it be great if it were a miracle cure?)
 

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I've toyed with the idea of lasik from time to time, but I'm not sure I'll ever go for it. I try to avoid unnecessary procedures, and I'm so used to my glasses now that I even feel lost with contacts.

I also get the special thinned down lenses...dang expensive!
 

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I too am pretty reliant on glasses. I have had paranoid spells when I think I'm going blind only to be told that I'm worrying about nothing. In the space of two years I had about 15 eye tests - with there being no change from the first to the last.

Note to readers: there is a theory that you can 'retrain' your eyes to see 20/20. The whole idea being that the eyeball is reshaped by eye muscles - thus you use exercise to reverse this. I do not know that there is any weight to these theories but I do know that many people do 'inexiplicably' get proper vision back - my girlfriend for example.

I don't have any experience with such exercises. Here are a few links for those interested. It's up to you whether you think its all rubbish, etc.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Natur...ithout_Glasses

http://www.iblindness.org/books/bates/ch11.html

The Girl Can See

A blog by Lucy Ann, in which she tries to correct her deteriorating eyesight without glasses or surgery

http://girlcansee.blogspot.com/2006_...e_archive.html

(although there not much at this blog)

Note - there are a few books about eye exercises available through amazon.
 
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