Don't like to wear glasses?

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  1. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Hey everyone here at TF2maps.net ;)

    I have a question i thought i would pose to these forums which will help my university project. It's aimed primarily at people who wear, or should wear glasses and don't. At the moment for this univeristy project entitled "body and mind" i have been tasked with redesigning a medical interface so that it is more "humane" and i need to develop 3 ideas, one of which is a re-branding of the social perception of glasses.

    The great thing about online forums is that i can have better access to individuals from other cultures i might otherwise not, to give my survey a fairer pool of participants and potentially open up specific target consumers more accurately.

    I'm interested in hearing about the experiences and thoughts of those who are prescribed glasses.

    For consistancy sakes lets format it like this:

    Where are you from? (country/state will suffice)
    How old are you?
    Are you prescribed glasses?
    Do you wear them?
    Do you want to?
    Why do you want/not want to wear them?
    Do you seek or have seeked alternatives such as contact lenses or eye surgary?
    What do you think of existing alternatives?
    Additional comments.

    It will also be interesting to hear the opinions of glasses from those who are not required to wear them. (and if they can also state age and where they are from when giving these additional opinions).

    Any ideas on additional relavent questions are great too. I think that's all for now..

    Thanks in advance, grazr.
     
  2. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    Where are you from? (country/state will suffice)
    United Kingdom
    How old are you?
    16
    Are you prescribed glasses?
    Yes
    Do you wear them?
    Yes
    Do you want to?
    Most of the time, yes
    Why do you want/not want to wear them?
    People have to to know me as wearing glasses ever since I was 8
    Do you seek or have seeked alternatives such as contact lenses or eye surgary?
    Not yet, but it may be something I'll look into later in life.
    What do you think of existing alternatives?
    Laser eye surgery is scary, contacts just freak me out.
    Additional comments.
    I look like a nerrrrrd!
     
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  3. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    -England
    -18 (glasses/contacts since 16)
    -Yes prescribed glasses
    -Occasionally wear them, wear contacts most of the time by choice but wear glasses when its not worth putting in contacts for the ammount of time i'll need them that day.
    -I'd wear them a lot if i didnt have contacts
    -I dont like glasses since they just get in the way!! contacts are better for cycling as it gives you 100% of your vision in focus, unlike glasses that have a frame.
    -I soke (past of seek? :p) contacts after a few months of glasses due to their impractical nature for cycling on busy roads.
    -contacts are 1000% worth it. Eye surgery scares me, i dont want to screw up my eyes permanatly if it goes wrong!!!
     
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  4. gamemaster1996

    gamemaster1996 L13: Stunning Member

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    Do you wear glasses or have ever worn glasses

    No

    Why are you doing this then


    I don't know :)
     
  5. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Atleast try to be helpful and give your opinion. That's all i ask. As is already stated in the original thread i am asking the opinion of those who do not wear glasses as well. Then maybe you'll get a forum thanks like everyone else.
     
  6. Engineer

    aa Engineer

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    Where are you from?
    Latvia
    How old are you?
    14
    Are you prescribed glasses?
    Yes
    Do you wear them?
    Yes, but only at when im at PC or TV. Sometimes at school.
    Do you want to?
    Yes
    Why do you want/not want to wear them?
    Because i can see better with them. And i look ok with them.
    Do you seek or have seeked alternatives such as contact lenses or eye surgary?
    I might try contact lenses. And maybe when im older i should have a laser surgery.
    What do you think of existing alternatives?
    Laser surgery. It fixes everything, but its really expensive :(
    Additional comments.
    Glasses make my life better :)
     
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  7. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    Well, I'll give you my answers despite not wearing glasses.

    Where are you from? (country/state will suffice)
    Norway.

    How old are you?
    17.

    Are you prescribed glasses?
    No.

    Do you wear them?
    No. >_>

    Do you want to?
    No.

    Why do you want/not want to wear them?
    It would probably feel annoying to have glasses on my face all the time. I'd use contact lenses if I had to.

    Do you seek or have seeked alternatives such as contact lenses or eye surgary?
    No.

    What do you think of existing alternatives?
    As I said, I'd use contact lenses. I would never do eye surgery.
     
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  8. Midel

    Midel L1: Registered

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    Where are you from? (country/state will suffice)
    United States of America - East Coast
    How old are you?
    18
    Are you prescribed glasses?
    Yes
    Do you wear them?
    Yes
    Do you want to?
    Most of the time, yes
    Why do you want/not want to wear them?
    People know me with glasses, but difficulties include scratches and difficulty with other eye wear such as sunglasses or protection, and 3D glasses which makes much of the recent 3D movies coming out useless to me since my glasses impose on the 3D ones.
    Do you seek or have seeked alternatives such as contact lenses or eye surgary?
    No. I personally find surgery to be scary and lingering side effects and contact lenses have their own difficulties.
    What do you think of existing alternatives?
    Laser eye surgery is scary, contacts are not worth the trouble.
    Additional comments.
    I stole this from the second poster. And I do also look like a nerd. A 35 year old nerd. (This is serious. People say I look much older than I am.)
     
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    we need a disthanks button
     
  10. Icarus

    aa Icarus

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    Where are you from? Canada, BC
    How old are you? 20
    Are you prescribed glasses? Aye
    Do you wear them? Occasionally
    Do you want to? I try not to. But I need it to drive and for school
    Why do you want/not want to wear them? Because my vision isn't poor enough for me to have to live through this inconvenience for too long
    Do you seek or have seeked alternatives such as contact lenses or eye surgary? Don't think its necessary
    What do you think of existing alternatives? Contacts? Makes me queeze. Eye surgery? Not necessary
    Additional comments.
     
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  11. pitto

    pitto L3: Member

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    Where are you from?
    Australia
    How old are you?
    20
    Are you prescribed glasses?
    Yes
    Do you wear them?
    Yes
    Do you want to?
    Yes
    Why do you want/not want to wear them?
    I need them to see things clearly (unless they are really close)
    Do you seek or have seeked alternatives such as contact lenses or eye surgary?
    I do have soft contacts which I usually only wear for concerts (yay for Arch Enemy last night, ears are still ringing ^_^)
    What do you think of existing alternatives?
    When I first tried contacts I had quite a bit of difficulty with getting them in, now I'm not to bad at it. Laser eye surgery I'm kinda unsure of.
     
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  12. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    Where are you from? (country/state will suffice)
    New Hampshire
    How old are you?
    15
    Are you prescribed glasses?
    Yes
    Do you wear them?
    Yes
    Do you want to?
    Not really
    Why do you want/not want to wear them?
    I only wear them because they let me see. I hate how they look on me (specially since mine are old and the blue paint's turned into the gold frame everywhere and other stuff)
    Do you seek or have seeked alternatives such as contact lenses or eye surgary?
    I am planning on completely changing next summer. I'll be looking into contact lenses then.
    Additional comments.
    I hate how I look in them. As Joodude stated before me, I look like a nerrrrrd!
     
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  13. Lord Ned

    Lord Ned L7: Fancy Member

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    Where are you from? (country/state will suffice)
    United States
    How old are you?
    17
    Are you prescribed glasses?
    Yes
    Do you wear them?
    No
    Do you want to?
    No
    Why do you want/not want to wear them?
    Don't like them/too many sterotypes/get along fine without (mostly)
    Do you seek or have seeked alternatives such as contact lenses or eye surgary?
    No
    What do you think of existing alternatives?
    Go for it. I'm not really gonna bother seeing as I can see most everything fine.
     
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  14. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    I'm kinda vain...

    Where are you from? US, New York
    How old are you? 27
    Are you prescribed glasses? Yes
    Do you wear them? at home, yes, public not to often
    Do you want to? want to? no.
    Why do you want/not want to wear them? I find myself more attract without them.
    Do you seek or have seeked alternatives such as contact lenses or eye surgery? I used to wear contacts when i went out, however since then have lost them. If surgery wasnt so much $$ i would get it in a heartbeat.
    What do you think of existing alternatives? Not sure how to answer this.
    Additional comments. My vision is not that bad.hands length is completely clear, after that text is blurry, faces and such. Not that i cant see, i just cant make it out.
     
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  15. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    Where are you from? (country/state will suffice)
    USA, Chicago
    How old are you?
    17
    Are you prescribed glasses?
    Yes
    Do you wear them?
    Yes
    Do you want to?
    Yes
    Why do you want/not want to wear them?
    I can't see shit without them.
    Do you seek or have seeked alternatives such as contact lenses or eye surgary?
    Nope
    What do you think of existing alternatives?
    Don't need/want them.
    Additional comments.
    None :)
     
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  16. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    Where are you from?
    Texas, United States

    How old are you?
    16

    Are you prescribed glasses?
    No

    Do you wear them?
    No

    Do you want to?
    No

    Why do you want/not want to wear them?
    Seems like it would be annoying to wear them, would add responsibility for them, attached stereotypes and additional requirements

    Do you seek or have seeked alternatives such as contact lenses or eye surgery?
    No

    What do you think of existing alternatives?
    The thought of contacts and willingly touching your eye freaks me out. Laser eye surgery seems like a decent alternative if the doctor is experienced and trustworthy.

    Additional comments
    Probably going to end up with glasses in the future, mom has contacts, dad wore glasses since childhood but recently got lasik, and that combined with the amount of time I spend in front of a screen doesn't bode well.
     
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  17. Impulse

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    -Where are you from? (country/state will suffice)
    Wisconsin (US)

    -How old are you?
    I'm 16

    -Are you prescribed glasses?
    yes

    -Do you wear them?
    Not unless i have to.

    -Do you want to?
    no

    -Why do you want/not want to wear them?
    Bulky and a hassle, and i think i look better w/o them.


    -Do you seek or have seeked alternatives such as contact lenses or eye surgery?
    yes, I have contacts.

    -What do you think of existing alternatives?
    I don't like my contacts either because my eyes reject most of them due to what there made up of, the only ones that don't make me feel like i'm going to burn my eyes out are O2 optics. On top of that having someone peel back parts of your eye to perform lasic seems like a costly and risky solution, but i guess contacts are an infection waiting to happen.
     
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  18. Locutus

    Locutus L2: Junior Member

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    Where are you from?
    Tampa, Florida
    How old are you?
    20
    Are you prescribed glasses?
    Yes.
    Do you wear them?
    No.
    Do you want to?
    Nope.
    Why do you want/not want to wear them?
    It's a pain in the ass to get them out and then put them on. Plus I have to adjust my eyes a lot more when wearing them.
    Do you seek or have seeked alternatives such as contact lenses or eye surgary?
    Nope. I'm lazy/cheap.
    What do you think of existing alternatives?
    Eye surgery will make you go blind. I saw it on the simpsons!
    Additional comments:
    Hope this helps. I have an astigmatism, I know I could wear contacts but in truth I don't like to mess with my vision.
     
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  19. TMP

    aa TMP Abuser of Site Rules

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    Where are you from?
    Texas, United States

    How old are you?
    17

    Are you prescribed glasses?
    No

    Do you wear them?
    No

    Do you want to?
    Yes

    Why do you want/not want to wear them?
    Glasses make people look smarter (And I already am known as the smartest dude around, so I could really emphasize that), plus I could do that little glasses raise move when I'm acknowledging someone instead of a slight nod.

    Do you seek or have seeked alternatives such as contact lenses or eye surgery?
    I wouldn't mind eye surgery if glasses were horrid, but it's too expensive.

    What do you think of existing alternatives?
    Contacts seem like they'd be an ok alternative, but I really like glasses.

    Additional comments
    I think girls with thin-rimmed circular glasses with brown eyes are amazingly beautiful, especially if they have long, flowing dark hair.

    But hey, does that have anything to do with this?
     
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  20. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Thanks guys, keep them coming if you can.