antonio 17 Nov 2017, 17:08
hi Amber again,
oh yes, I know how it is when squinting just doesn´t help that much as it did before !! Happened to me too,
I guess it happens if you reach the -2 region and above, I think today.
For me this led to get me some glasses only for such "emergencies" like sitting in a cinema on the last rows without a clue what was going on :-), imagine me there bareeyed :-) or in case to find my way through a big railway station or even an airport having to read signs, oh nooo :-)
but mostly carried in my pocket for yrs that pair :-)
have you also hated to put glasses on in front of people when you once had some ? how strong were they ? your first pair ? ...
but I understand your point loving the blur too a bit, for me I loved also the challenge to see about okay through my blur, do you feel the same ? :-)
Shortsighted life is full of surprises, isn´t it ? :-)
funny you saw that gal squinting for you :-), wearing hers :-)
best regards, antonio
antonio 17 Nov 2017, 14:28
thanks for answering, yes, I know that wow effect too
from my bareeyed shortsighted times when I tried on some minus glasses and suddenly I could see clearly and I even knew why :-), but I denied they helped me normally and sometimes even said, wow those are strong, my eyes hurt, although they didn´t ?
What did you comment on the pair you wore ? :-)
What do you usually comment in such cases ?
best regards, antonio
Amber 17 Nov 2017, 10:57
It's funny you should ask what is blurry at bars. The other night I was out with my gals at our bar and she had a friend in town who wears glasses. It was hard to see her well in the bar, but because they turned the heat up it was dripping hot inside. Our new girlfriend took off her glasses at our table because they kept sliding down her face in the heat. So my bestie picked up her glasses and tried them on because she said they look cute. I think they did look awesome on her, but she complained they were so strong only her friend from out of town and me could see through them. My other friends got a laugh on me over that and called them Amber strength. Yeah ha ha. So I reached over and put them on. Now it is one thing to know my eyes are blurry, but wow these strong glasses made everything like super HD and I could see everything. I think my eyes have become super blurred or I had too much to drink because it was a really big difference. I could see our new girlfriend squinting hard to see what I look like in her gorgeous glasses. It was very weird seeing all the facial expressions and details that I am so used to not seeing. My friends were all talking about me with her that I am so blind and how her glasses probably aren't even strong enough for me after all. One of my other girls tried them on and called them instant headache glasses. So when the the night was over, I had tried on her glasses a few times and got no headaches. I always talk to people that I think are other people because they are just too blurry to tell the difference. I think I got stupid trashed that night but the next day I am fine living in my blurry world. Yes my friends always say Amber is the blind one. My blur makes me feel comfortable and warm, so I am ok with that. I just squint alot when I need to see but that doesn't work as well as it used to.
oscar 17 Nov 2017, 04:58
One nice memory from school. There was a pretty girl-next-door in my class, bookish, with a lovely smile and a nice athletic figure that was just starting to fill out in a good way by the time she was about 16. Anyway, the thing was her glasses. They were attractive (especially the reflections from them) but nothing exceptional on first look. But then I realized that her medium plus lenses had a bifocal add. After noticing that, one of the sexiest things in English Literature class was when she read. Watching her looking through the reading segment like that was always such a turn on. And if we were sitting close together she'd sometimes look through the stronger segment during a conversation too. Wow. I wish crippling shyness hadn't stopped me from asking her out. She was gorgeous.
antonio 16 Nov 2017, 13:57
what was blurry for you at your school dances or when you hit the bars ?
Best regards, Antonio
antonio 16 Nov 2017, 13:24
Interesting story, Amber
I too went to school for some years needing glasses , but not wearing them, so I can understand how you feel in some ways. But I always tried to hide it and when my eyes got to a point where it got obvious I couldn.t see far i started wearing them.
Interesting story, if you like you can discuss with us on lenschat.com.
Welcome here and best regards, antonio
Amber 16 Nov 2017, 12:22
I was the girl you always saw sitting in class squinting hard to see through the blur and read the board.
I always needed glasses but never wore them. The teachers made me get an eye exam because I couldn't read things far away. But I still avoided wearing them as much as possible. I know some people here will hate me for this, but I likeed the way I look without glasses. And blur makes me feel comfortable. After awhile I would have a hard time recognizing people far away. But I always liked that. That probably makes me an enemy on this website because I think everyone wants to see us ladies wear our glasses as we are told. And people tell me I am crazy. lol.
My eyes did get worse, but my gals helped me out because they knew I couldn't see. Things were very blurry at our school dances and when we hit the bars, but I never tried to hide it. I just tell everyone that's too blurry for me to see.
I would always lose or break glasses when I got them. Sometimes on purpose. But I feel that my blur is part of me. I like seeing this way. I avoid things where I would need to see clearly becuase like I never got a driver's license. There is no way I could see good enough.
I don't know if there are other women like me. So I am posting here to find out. I've watched this website for awhile but never had the courage to stand up and say this. But today I finally decided to tell my story.
Georgie 14 Nov 2017, 04:40
You misunderstand me, I have no desire to be blind whatsoever. It was a phase I went through when I was very young. Since then I've been terrified of going blind and unfortunately my worst fears were confirmed in my mid forties when I was assessed as having "low vision" after a couple of retinal detachments and other complications associated with very high myopia. My situation is currently manageable and I cope quite well but I live in daily fear of further deterioration in my vision.
I've been extremely myopic since birth but my vision was always well corrected and I derived enjoyment from not being able to see well but was always grateful that with glasses my vision was pretty much as good as my glassesless peers. To give you an idea of my vision now, my optometrist refers to what I see without glasses as "count fingers at two feet". With glasses it's 20/200 but my field of view is restricted, more so in my right eye than left.
Please don't do anything to inflict permanent damage to your eyes. You have no way of knowing whether the novelty will wear off and you'll come to regret it and there'll be no going back. I'd give anything to have my old vision back.
Weirdeyes 14 Nov 2017, 01:33
Back when I was in my dumb phase of making fun people who wore glasses(I was jealous) this kid defended himself by saying he only needed it because of one bad eye. I pitied him. I thought it would suck to have bad vision in one eye. Karma bit me in the ass after that. I'm guessing the difference between my eyes is far worse than his.
09 Nov 2017, 13:43
To those of you who supposedly wanted to be blind, you should have become a sports referee.
Davey 09 Nov 2017, 13:04
Georgie, I,ve been following this post with keen interest, I share like you the same interests in strong glasses and the need to be blind. My own eyesight is alas quite good, only slightly short sighted but I,ve always wanted to wear thick myodisc glasses, I do glasses over contacts and my glasses are -27.50 ,I also go blind simming and use a white cane and have used blackout blind contact lenses, I,ve also thought of ways I could cause myself to go blind, and experimented with strong prism lenses, my best times are when I,m out in strong glasses and white cane ,and love the feeling when I,e been helped to cross a road or assisted by a nice lady while trying to shop with poor vision, I,m also fascinated and attracted to ladies in glasses ,the stronger the better. D
Colin 09 Nov 2017, 06:54
The post dated 30 Nov was from me! I was trying to address it to Calcat! Sorry for the confusion.
This correspondence has triggered more memories from my school days.
As I’ve said it was the 60’s and I wore the round wire NHS kids glasses with cable temples. My prescription has always been approaching plus 30. The lenses weren’t quite an inch thick but one of my mates measured them in science with a micrometer and they were over 3/4”. They were extremely heavy. Both other kids and teachers seemed fascinated with them. The woodwork teacher borrowed someone’s glasses and peered through them in my direction waving his arms saying “Baldwin, I’m over here”.
Other kids were always asking to “try them on” sometimes they didn’t ask just lifted them off my face. I secretly loved all this!! It was never done roughly, I think perhaps because they looked quite delicate.
Once when play fighting a boy had me pinned to the ground sitting astride my chest with his knees on my arms. He reached for the glasses, put them on and raised his arms in triumph. Kind of like they were the trophy.
Weirdeyes 09 Nov 2017, 02:26
When I was in school I always thought I was slightly nearsighted. I didn't have the sharpest distance vision, but I could still read the board. I thought I maybe had a very low prescription like -0.50 that didn't quite need glasses yet. I expected to maybe get my first glasses when I was around -1.00 or something. Instead my first glasses were R 0.00 and L+1.25. I didn't understand why I was farsighted if I had distance vision issues. I later got a prescription to correct astigmatism which explained my "mild nearsightedness".
30 Calcat 09 Nov 2017, 00:49
Probably only style. I’ve had several glasses over the years with cable temples and you’re right they do keep the specs on snugly. However even they weren’t up to the weight of the heavy thick glass lenses that I wore before plastic lenses were available.
Was constantly pushing them back up. Fell off completely once when I jumped over a vaulting horse in PE!
30calcat 08 Nov 2017, 16:48
I have always wondered why cable temples that hook around the ears fell out of popularity, even among full time glasses wearers. They are so effective in keeping glasses snug on the face. Was it for some style reason that they fell out of favour?
Colin 08 Nov 2017, 12:48
Our experiences in many ways seem similar. Even when quite young I loved the feeling that I needed strong glasses and was also fascinated by the glasses that other people wore. It definitely turned into a sexual fascination as I reached puberty. I was scared that anything might happen to my glasses but that thought also excited me as well. The thought that at any moment I may be almost blind excited me. I deliberately never carried a spare pair with me. I was able to do games and PE although I was never much good! The teacher was definitely concerned about their safety, this was the 60’s and my glasses were the round wire NHS kids ones with wire hooks round the ears. The lenses were glass and very thick and heavy. They jumped around if I wasn’t careful when I ran. I always wore glasses for swimming but handed them to the teacher if we had to use the diving board. I seemed to get special attention from other teachers too, some made me sit at the front so I could see the board. I didn’t really need to but loved the attention. I also loved it when anyone wanted to try them on.
I think my lenses must be similar to yours but a high plus, having a circular Centre section that bulges out.
Let me know if you’d like to know anything more. My email is email@example.com
Georgie 07 Nov 2017, 05:25
Hi there. That’s interesting Colin, I thought I was exceptionally unusual in feeling an attraction for someone with strong glasses while needing such glasses myself. I assumed obsessions were born of something you wish for but have no direct experience of and can’t actually have. Seems you enjoyed your poor vision and others’ reactions to it just as I have always done. I’ve done a lot of thinking and soul searching on this over the years and I think it may stem from the attention I got as a child because I couldn’t see. I was always protected and treated differently and this extra attention became something I craved. I was always prevented from doing sports that involved physical contact or ball sports where the ball could hit my eyes. Swimming lessons were out too as I just couldn’t see well enough in a pool full of kids. It was a double edged sword really, I did at times feel I was missing out but also felt good as a result of the special attention I received.
I still wear myodiscs today, I’ve had them for around 40 years. However I’m now registered blind. This was the point of my story really, the irony of me wanting to be blind when I was a child isn’t lost on me. I’m not totally blind of course but my visual field is somewhat restricted and my vision isn’t completely correctable with my glasses which are over -30 dioptres in both eyes. It’s hard to describe what I see because I’m quite used to it and get around fine. Driving is out of course but I can walk down a crowded street without bumping into people, I watch TV, albeit sat very close to the screen, I can type on a PC and phone held closer than normal. It’s amazing how the brain adapts and I just use coping strategies without consciously being aware I’m doing anything out of the ordinary. Without the glasses I would definitely describe myself as blind though, there’s light perception and colours and movement but no shape to anything, particularly in poor light. I have a cane but rarely use it, for one thing I can get about perfectly well without it in good light, although I have admittedly tripped on many occasions as I can’t really see my feet while walking. The thing about the cane though is that it advertises my vulnerability which I certainly don’t want to do if I’m travelling alone at night.
I can write more later. There are numerous instances where my eyesight has brought me pleasure but occasionally embarrassment and even downright fear. My life followed a particular route in no small part because I have never been able to see well but also because I’m attracted to others like me and I often wonder how my life would have turned out if I had been born with normal vision.
ric 07 Nov 2017, 03:03
First time i Heard about “myodiscs” was in my late teens. Parents take me to the eye doctor, to check my eyes and prescribing me new glasses. Doctor told us that my visión got significately worse and needing change glasses. I asked her if i could get any glasses not as thick as i was wearing, and she told me i should order lenses called Lentilux. Next day, i was with a friend to the optician to order the glasses. I gave the prescription to the optician and told him that doctor said. He told me that this lenses were supposed for myopia i the -15 ranges, and mine were -9. He told me that visión field would be pretty reduced, etc…
07 Nov 2017, 02:45
First time i Heard about “myodiscs” was in my late teens. Parents take me to the eye doctor, to check my eyes and prescribing me new glasses. Doctor told us that my visión got significately worse and needing change glasses. I asked her if i could get any glasses not as thick as i was wearing, and she told me i should order lenses called Lentilux. Next day, i was with a friend to the optician to order the glasses. I gave the prescription to the optician and told him that doctor said. He told me that this lenses were supposed for myopia i the -15 ranges, and mine were -9. He told me that visión field would be pretty reduced, etc…So i ended this time getting the glasses with usual lenses.
Puffin 04 Nov 2017, 12:11
I remember my fascination with what I now know are called "myodisks" started when I saw them on TV; there was this unused bit of lens near the edge. It wasn't just that they were strong, it was that they were strong enough to not fit the frames without adaptation.
That fascination hasn't changed.
Colin 04 Nov 2017, 00:33
Love your story, I hope you’re feeling better now. I too wear strong but plus glasses and am attracted to anyone else wearing glasses, male or female the stronger the better! I also revelled in any attention about my glasses at school. ( Other people trying them on, the PE teacher shouting out “mind Baldwin’s glasses” if games got a bit rough and handing them to him to hold when we used the diving board etc)
There were several other kids at school with strong glasses which fascinated me!
Can I ask what your prescription is? Any glasses stories would be great.
Thanks so much for posting.
lentifan 29 Oct 2017, 13:54
Wow, Georgie, myodiscs!
I don't know when or where you were in school but if I had been there I'm sure I wouldn't have been able to take my eyes off you.
Please, please tell us more when you feel able. I do hope your recuperation is swift.
Georgie 29 Oct 2017, 10:38
Thank you for your interest guys. I’ve never felt comfortable articulating my feelings, particularly on this subject and so doing so anonymously on here to an audience with similar leanings seems like a godsend. I would have written sooner but I have been unexpectedly detained in hospital for the last few days. I’m recuperating but don’t feel great so this will have to be short for now.
When I said my obsession waned over time I was referring to the desire to be blind. It seemed to morph into a strong attraction to people with higher end glasses prescriptions like me by the time I hit puberty. When I look back, the desire to be blind and the pleasant feelings it gave me to simulate blindness probably only lasted for two or maybe three years at the most, from about the age of nine to twelve. By the age of twelve, as is usually the case I had started to become very sexually aware. My friends all had boyfriends but I, at that age, mostly had crushes on girls, specifically those with glasses. Back then, myopia wasn’t nearly as common as it seems to be now so there were only a few girls with glasses at my school and even fewer with prescriptions that meant they needed glasses full time. The number of boys was even lower and while they interested me too, I felt more attracted to girls. Again I knew that having this interest in myopia was at best highly unusual and at worst downright “wrong” so of course I kept it to myself. Couple that with finding people of my own sex attractive and a lot of confusing and stressful feelings were being bottled up inside me. Another thing happened at twelve. I had long since been the girl with “bottle bottom” glasses and I was OK with that, I liked being different and people knowing that I was as good as helpless without my glasses. However I was then given my first pair of what I now know to be myodiscs. My glasses lost their “bottle bottom” appearance which disappointed me somewhat but they also looked unlike the glasses that anyone else I knew wore. Without knowing anything about optics all my classmates knew I was now wearing “special” glasses that meant I was very very short sighted and probably blind when I took them off. Everyone asked about them and wanted to try them on. There were the usual “what can you see” and “how many fingers” am I holding up questions. I feigned exasperation but inside I was delighted with the attention and also sexually excited.
I will continue my story at a later date, feel free to ask me anything in the meantime.
Colin 20 Oct 2017, 15:52
Soundmanpt 20 Oct 2017, 10:47
Add me to that list as well
specs4ever 20 Oct 2017, 07:55
I would also be very interested in hearing more from you Georgie.
Zakalwe 20 Oct 2017, 07:30
Really fascinating story, Georgie. I for one am very interested in hearing you continue. I'm especially curious about how you said your interest in your obsession has waned over the years. This isn't something I've seen on this forum before, even though I'd wager a significant portion of the contributors here are actually on the same side of 50 as you are.
Please, do go on with your "ramblings."
Georgie 20 Oct 2017, 04:03
I’ve visited this site a number of times over the years but never posted until now. I just thought I’d write a little about my own experiences as a child. I’m a woman the wrong side of 50 and I’ve always worn “coke bottle” glasses and been “as blind as a bat” since before I can remember. Myopia is my normal, I had glasses before I started school and so never had to go through the awkward stage of suddenly appearing in them one day. For 50 odd years I’ve reached out for my glasses each morning before getting out of bed and left them on my nose until after turning the light out in the evening. A fairly typical high myope on the surface really. However, kept locked away inside I have always had an obsessive interest in my own eyesight and those of others. I remember a phase I went through as a child of actually wanting to be blind. My sight was very poor even at that age and I used to leave my glasses off for long periods when alone to try to simulate what it was like to be blind. It didn’t really address the obsession though as poor though my vision was, it wasn’t really on a par with total blindness. I could still see well enough to function around the house and often went out without glasses, just walking around or maybe buying something from the local shop. It was something I kept to myself and was quite terrified of getting caught by someone I knew. I managed my life well though, I somehow knew that this wasn’t normal and that it should be kept hidden and I managed to compartmentalise my obsession quite successfully. At the back of my mind though there was always this need I felt to actually be blind and thoughts of ways of achieving this goal occupied a lot of my time. I couldn’t actually go through with any direct action to damage my eyes but I tried ways of making my myopia worse, in fact I was always told that I must wear my glasses all the time or my eyes would get worse so this was actually rather convenient. My eyes did get worse, I was receiving stronger prescriptions every six months at around the age of 10 upwards but my vision was so blurry that a dioptre here and there was essentially unnoticeable. I did do a rather reckless thing with my eye health when I was about 11 however. I stole a pair of my mother’s contact lenses and proceed to colour in the centres with indelible marker pen, my theory being that they would be opaque and I could wear them to give me blindness. When I put one in it stung my eye like someone had thrown bleach in it. Rather stupidly, I also tried the other eye for some reason expecting a different outcome. Obviously I couldn’t wear them, both eyes went very red and tears streamed down my face and it took several hours for my vision to return to normal. At my next eye exam the lady examining me told my mother I had some pitting and scarring on my corneas and asked how this could have happened. Obviously my mother had no idea and I pleaded ignorance too. My advice therefore is don’t try this, kids!
I have a lot more experiences I could write about if anyone is interested. I started jotting down my “memoirs” some years ago as a way of coming to terms with this obsessive side of me. It goes into my sexual awakening, the development of my obsession, the waning of my interest in blindness, how my obsession has affected my relationships and directed my life and musings on how my life has turned out and whether it would have been different had I not been born with a propensity towards extreme myopia. I’ve rambled on for long enough now though.
EyepatchGirl 16 Oct 2017, 04:01
When I was at school:
I have always had strong plus lenses and my left eye turned in when I did not wear them. It was embarrassing when other children took off their glasses for sports lessons and asked why I kept on wearing them. I only said that I did not see enough without them.
When I was 16 I needed to cover my right eye in order to strengthen the left. The first weeks were pure horror. I could not see enough to read the board, reading and writing was difficult until I got bifocal lenses with a +1.5 add. I bumped into things and was not allowed to attend sports lessons.
But my eye got better with the time.
I had to wear an eyepatch and bifocals until I finished school, and I still wear it today, 4 years after finishing school. My prescription is now R +6.5 add. +2 and L +9.5 add. +2. Without the patch my eyes turn in very much, and believe it or not, without the patch I feel naked!
13 Sep 2017, 04:45
seeing murky beaten up by a bunch of women, delicious.
murky 13 Sep 2017, 00:06
My taste at school was in corrupting a girl or transforming an uptight bespeckled female bookworm into a wild, crazy nymph because eyes are the windows to the soul,and glasses frame its desires.
While the glasses are a turn on for me, I like several sources for arousal these days including:
watching women struggle - either with losing their glasses ( as I have hidden them) or adjusting to a new pair, as they cruise the supermarket aisles.
spectacles slipping down the nose, then getting a push back up.
the cleaning of smudged lenses, because i have smeared them, delicious.
seeing a person wearing or manipulating high quality glasses
Andrew 06 Sep 2017, 15:08
After the fight she put her glasses on and said to her friend. It's ok I can still see. One lens looked very cracked on the the outside half but the cracked pieces stayed in the frame. After a few days the broken pieces had disappeared and only the intact half was in the frame. She said her brother had taken them out to protect her eye from splinters.
Most teachers asked her if she could manage ok but this only seemed to annoy her.
Andrew 06 Sep 2017, 12:36
That's very perceptive of you. I wish I'd taken more notice of her at the time but I was infatuated with Debbie (the tall blonde)! I think neither would have given me a second glance at the time.
Pat, the tough girl who had the fight wore her glasses all the time. I think even some teachers were afraid of her. I don't think it entered her head that someone would dare to break them. It was the only time I saw her without them and her eyes looked very small. She was short with fairly muscular legs, broad shoulders slim hips and massive boobs. She beat the s**t out of the other girl after they got knocked off.
They were clear plastic NHS glasses with wire springy sides that curled round her ears. The hinges were bent so the lenses always sloped slightly backwards.
To be continued.....
Galileo 06 Sep 2017, 12:34
And that last post reminded me of yet another school incident. A guy who had a really high prescription, he must have been well into the teens if not nearing -20.
He didn't look much, flabby even, but he got into a fight with a really muscular guy who also wore glasses around -6.
They both took their glasses off and gave them to their seconds before hammering each other. The guy with the really high Rx just didn't stop pounding at the other until Mr Muscles just crumpled with a bloody nose and what turned into a load of bruises on his face over the next few days.
Afterwards they both retrieved their glasses and life went back to normal. Neither seemed to find being blind a problem when fighting.
Soundmanpt 05 Sep 2017, 16:02
Since she knew she needed her glasses to function you would think she would have first taken her glasses off to fight. She clearly didn't need her glasses to fight the girl she was fighting with. Would I be right to assume that even without her glasses she scored another win? If her lens broke that easily shes lucky that her glasses got knocked off her face and they were broken while she still was wearing them If the lens had shattered in her eye she could have been blinded. You didn't say how she looked without her glasses? You pointed out her nice legs and big boobs pretty well.
Andrew 05 Sep 2017, 14:54
Again I thought I should complete the story. The "tough" girl's name was Pat. She wore clear plastic NHS glasses with wire handles that hooked behind her ears. The lenses had a circular lenticular section that magnified he eyes which you could only see if she looked straight at you. If she turned her head slightly you only saw reflections from her lenses. She had a kind of 6th sense that people with poor eyesight have and kind of knew if you were looking at her. She'd turn her head and stare straight back. She usually screwed up her face and peered through her glasses. She wore a very short mini skirt and had big boobs. Her friend picked up her glasses and said "I've got them" as she continued the fight. She didn't stop to find out how badly they were damaged.
One lens was cracked at the side but she seemed to still look through the undamaged section. She wore them like that for several weeks but returned to school with new ones next term.
Andrew 01 Sep 2017, 23:19
Its true that in those days certainly in the UK people had to wait for glasses. I saw Debbie during the time she was without her glasses standing alone at a bus stop! I couldn't help her as I was on a bus going the other way! She was just standing there staring down at the ground. I don't know how much she could see but must have had to ask if it was the right bus and where to get off!
There was another girl in my class with strong plus glasses with lenticular lenses. She was a kind of "bad girl". Always in trouble with the teachers and bad mouthing them back. I thought she was great!
She had a fight in the corridor with another girl (possibly over a boy). We all crowded round in awe of this and she had the other girl bent forward holding the back of her bra and pulling it up. The other girl reacted up and slapped her on the head several times. Her glasses went flying hitting the wall before falling to the tiled floor. One of the lenses got broken.
She wore those glasses wilt one lens cracked for the rest of the term.
Galileo 01 Sep 2017, 00:41
This was a feature of the 60s and 70s when it took a long time to get new glasses.
There were three girls a couple of years below me at school who had noticeable prescriptions. During the course of a year all three went through periods where they had no glasses which lasted up to several weeks.
The one with the highest script was an attractive blond who was without glasses for more than 3 weeks. She could be seen standing staring blankly into space or walking with one hand lightly touching the corridor wall or, outside, the railings alongside the path in and out of the school. Seeing her through a classroom window she also had her nose buried in her books when reading or writing and on one occasion when internal exam results were published on a glass fronted notice board I saw her standing on tip toes on a large book with her nose actually touching the glass trying to find her results on the list behind the glass.
I also took advantage of her limits to take a close look at a great pair of legs. The days of the miniskirt.
Andrew 31 Aug 2017, 23:12
The NHS pair she got were kind of pink skin colour. Later she got a more fashionable round tortoiseshell pair which had the bridge much lower down the frame and they seemed designed to sit on the end of her tiny nose which looked very small just sticking through the frame. Her glasses really suited her and seemed part of her face and personality. The weekend she was without them she looked really strange and you could see that her nose had been really squashed flat. She must have worn glasses as a baby. Just the very end and bottom of her nose looked normal. The thick lenses rested on her cheeks.
Andrew 31 Aug 2017, 15:59
Wow. She did really well for such a long time without her glasses. I don't think Debbie (the girl in my class) would have managed for long without hers. She had to hold books so close to one eye to read and put her eye really close to the pen as she wrote. It looked very difficult for her. She said "stay close to me" when we walked to the next class and mostly held on to her friends arm. She kind of held out her other arm as she walked so as not to bump into things. This was the 60's and her very short skirt showed off her lovely long legs. I couldn't help staring cos I knew she couldn't see me! Her small nose must have been squashed by constantly wearing heavy glasses, it seemed to slope straight down but the end was slightly up turned. Even her new glasses always seemed to rest on the end of her nose despite her constantly pushing them up. They slid down almost instantly. Sometimes she'd walk along holding them up with one finger.
NJ 31 Aug 2017, 10:53
Andrew, when I was in college I befriended a pretty Asian girl who wore fairly strong minus glasses. Not quite double digit, but still thick because they were big frame drop temples. She used to complain after long hours of studying that her eyes 'were permanently focused up close,' by which she meant with her glasses. I had wonderful fantasies of her progression over the next few years.
One day she appeared without her glasses, and told me they broke and she didn't have a spare pair. Somehow she finished out the semester, which was over a month, without any correction. She seemed to do ok, other than reading the board, and oddly never complained.
Sadly, she disappeared after that semester, dropped out, and I never saw her again.
Andrew 31 Aug 2017, 10:43
It seemed wrong to leave this girl without her eyesight so I thought I'd continue the story! She had to manage without glasses for about a week until an emergency NHS pair were rushed through. During this time she was able to read and write (just) but said she couldn't see who we were although she could see that someone was there if we came close. She attended all the lessons but couldn't see the board. At PE and games she just sat on the side sometimes reading or just staring ahead. Long shapely legs crossed under her short skirt.
She seemed to quite quickly get used to very little vision and joined in whatever we were talking about easily. She was a very confident girl and usually the centre of attention she never hesitated to say what she thought.
Her new glasses when she got them looked even stronger than her old ones.
Andrew 30 Aug 2017, 22:12
A girl in my class wore very strong minus glasses. Im not sure of the prescription but the front of her lenses were slightly dished in and although the edges were bevelled there was a lot of ground glass both in front and behind the frames. The lenses seemed to consist almost entirely of power rings. They got looser over time and were always slipping down to the end of her nose which seemed too small to support her thick heavy glasses.
She was tall with long curly blonde hair and by the 5th year a very nice figure.
One day she came to school without her glasses which had got broken. She stayed very close to her friend sometimes holding her arm as we walked between lessons and in the classroom held the book about an inch from her eye. She was able to write with her head practically touching the page. Felt so sorry for her but the sight of her gorgeous hair tumbling over her face and book still remains with me.
281 29 Aug 2017, 23:36
School holiday. In brief. I remember once in year 2001 when we were the graduating class of the school. A girl that was normally having minus 1.25 at one eye minus 0.75 at the other. That was the rx she told me. She only wore these to see the board. Her prescription was dated from year 1997 , it was used for 4 years, mostly part time usage. But things changed at the graduating trip I noticed her wearing her glasses full time . Attracted me.
She ended up a high achiever at later years after year 2001. Most likely, she will get her contact lenses . She was Not a very special prescription for my year 2001 class , but I did wish her a good future, since I and her, certainly have almost no chance to meet again. I have not meet her afterwards, but I know her ended up in a good grades at school, ended up a high paying occupation .
lentifan 29 Aug 2017, 13:11
Your holiday memory prompted one of mine.
I would have been in mid to late teens, holidaying in Devon or Cornwall with two or three male friends. One evening we were in a crowded bar and had to share a table with a middle-aged couple and their teenage daughter who you just felt was their only child. The girl wore glasses with black plastic frames which were then (as now) ubiquitous, with a very obvious minus prescription - thick outside edges and lots of power rings. I would guess over 15 dioptres. Naturally I thought she was gorgeous and couldn't keep my eyes off her. If you ignored the lenses of her glasses, I think most people would have said she was pretty. Unfortunately my friends were not prepared to ignore her glasses and made a point of stressing her (to them) unattractiveness as soon as they were out of earshot.
Sadly, i had not the courage to stand up for her.
Soundmanpt 29 Aug 2017, 11:52
I often wonder how often with identical twin girls if one of the girls is prescribed glasses if mom makes the other girl also wear glasses to keep them looking identical. Years ago back in my dating days I dated an identical twin. Honestly they looked so identical that I couldn't tell them apart. They both wore identical glasses black plastic frame cat-eye glasses which were popular at the time. They were really very pretty girls. To this day I don't know for sure if I was only dating one of them or if I might have been been dating both of them. The only problem dating them was that they lived about 70 miles away from me.
Puffin 29 Aug 2017, 08:40
I've just been reminiscing about a holiday in Cornwall in 1982. Technically it's not a school memory, but it was during my school holidays.
In the guest house we stayed at the couple who ran the place had teenage twin daughters: they both wore glasses, although I think only one of them full time.
I just remember them because the glasses made my holiday: they weren't very strong nor were the girls much more than averagely pretty, but it sure was something to look out for a meal times because they helped out.
There was one occasion where there was some event on the beach - something to do with swimming or with water sports - and we saw one of the girls taking the other's glasses back to the hotel so they didn't get broken. I'm not sure that makes much sense, nor did it at the time.
I cannot recall any other GWG's working in hotels that caught my eye.
281 20 Aug 2017, 23:20
School was a place, where girls wears similar uniforms.
But glasses was an item, that was not included in uniform.
So there was at least several glasses frame styles which gives much individuality to the girls.
This was not including the variety of lenses.
But my school life was quite mundane when compared with videos I saw on youtube . I was not a girl that love to party together, fetish can be part of the reason, but not all of the reasons . In brief, I can be very self absorbed, a strange friend for them.
I can think of one silly game that I never played.
Matching the girls glasses, with other items (wallet, books clothing , etc)
281 09 Aug 2017, 20:19
If I can read the 20/20 line through minus 2.0, this public optometrist was quick to determine minus 2.0 was the prescription .
At year 2011 I have made several visits to different private optometrists. The private optometrists tend to provide a more complete procedure that includes pre screening, phoropters, fixation tests . The procedure typically takes 1 hour .
At year 2011, I was having much optical obsessions, that I tried to order Several pairs of different spherical lenses. If I respond to the private optometrist normally, at year 2011, no prescription was recommended. At a late afternoon when eyes are tired, the private optometrist determines Spherical plus 6.5 diopter as my prescription . It was Sph +6.50 , Cylinders and Prismatic are 0.00 .
At year 2011, I also managed to control my eye muscles, and end up at Sph -4.25 Cylinders 0.00 Prisms 0.00
Why I mentioned Cylinders and Prisms was, The glasses I received at year 2000 was having an un necessary cylinder of 0.25 diopter that I have tricked the public optometrist at year 2000 to provide for one of my eyes. I wore this year 2000 glasses to optical store, pretending this was my old glasses. The sales did not comment much, but that 2011 optometrist verified for several trial. The 2011 optometrist commented "when did your old glasses made ?" I answered "10 years ago",
Optometrist answered "You dont need that 0.25 cylinder now "