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Hello all! I'm new to the forum, having finally registered after a couple months of lurking...I'm a nursing student in Texas, having returned to school for my BSN after 20 years as a graphic... Read More

  1. by   nightingale
    I am with sjoe... I lost two pair of glasses my first year...

    I now wear tri-focals.. yes indeed. I also have reading glasses when I need to sit and read for a while.

    Also... make sure you clean your glasses regularly... it is amazing what can build up over the day!

    There are VERY pretty tri-focals that are completely invisible graduated lenses that took just a a couple of weeks to get used to.

    and.. welcome!

    B.
    Last edit by nightingale on Sep 3, '02
  2. by   Ted
    . . . glasses! Everything seems more blurry than they used to be. . . I have to squint to read the small type found in many drug books. . . I basically have to squint to see, period.

    If or when I get glasses, I hope they don't fall down into poop filled bedpans that I frequently empty. (Heaven knows I've lost many-a-pen to the "stinky-brown-trap"! )

    I'm scared. I'm really scared!

    Happy eye-sight to all! (Whether you wear glasses or not!)

    Ted
  3. by   nightingale
    Now Ted... that is why they have such a funny shape on each end.. to hold onto your ears! teehehehe

    You turning 40 something on us dear? Oh my that is another thread... never mind... tehehehhe
  4. by   Ted
    Originally posted by nightngale1998
    Now Ted... that is why they have such a funny shape on each end.. to hold onto your ears! teehehehe

    You turning 40 something on us dear? Oh my that is another thread... never mind... tehehehhe
    :chuckle :roll :chuckle

    Hi nightngale1998!!!

    I'm just getting in a few goofy posts before I go to bed after a long night's work!

    Hope all is well!

    Ted
  5. by   jode
    I wore bifocals for several years, but when I went to the cath lab and started doing more computer work, I discoved monovision contact lenses. I see distance with one eye and read with the other ......It is the BEST!!!! I love them.
  6. by   JailRN
    get the cheep drugstore ones (several pair) one in the locker, one in the car, one at the head of my bed, one near my recliner, and one in a hard case in my pocket.

    Some of them actually get on my nose.

    :chuckle :roll :roll :chuckle
  7. by   plumrn
    I have the monovision contacts also, and I love them! I was told I would need a little time to adjust to them, but I had no trouble at all. I like putting them in in the morning, and not worrying about seeing or fumbling with glasses the rest of the day. Try them, you'll love them!
  8. by   oldnewnurse
    Monovision contacts for me. Another tip is to have your back-up glasses set up the same way; one eye distance-one eye close up. That way your brain is always acclimated to the same range of vision.

    Remember when you used to take your glasses off and put on your contacts? It always seemed to me that vision was better with my contacts. Now that I am accustomed to this monovision stuff; either of the corrective methods works equally as well as the other.

    I am an old (52) student and have not had to draw bloods or start an IV. Maybe I will feel differently about my quality of vision when those tasks confront me. But I am just too scared to try the LASIK stuff. Oooooo, cutting on an eyeball, YUK!
  9. by   DelGR
    Ted
    Make sure you get the good frames that have hidden springs where the eye pieces meet the lens frame. I've not had my glasses slip down my nose or swing back and forth when I bend over to empty urine bags, etc. Previous types of frames were always a great problem with keeping the eyeglasses where they are suppose to be.
    Grace
    I agree with you about the graduated lens they're great for everday seeing. I, too, have to take my glasses off to read in bed but because I am so nearsighted the reading glasses don't help. I have to read with the reading material just inches from my nose.

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