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Excellent

glasses enable you to have perfect eyesight

wearing glasses can be annoying at times

I was first told to wear glasses when I was eight years old, as I was short-sighted and had problems seeing the board in the classroom. However, kids wearing glasses was quite rare at the time and I really didn't want to, so I would take them to school, but only use them infrequently. When I was...

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Excellent

No hassle, keep cost down, perfect sight all night...

Have to pay for an original sight test.

I have recently discovered a new contact lens that has completely changed my life for the better. I want to share this with ciao members in the hope that a few more people may discover the benefits. Anybody who is short sighted will know how keeping your eye-sight can be expensive, timely and...

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Excellent

Help to save sight and general health of our eyes

None

I am a secretary in an eye center. We have four eye care professionals in our office: one opthalmologist, one optometrist, and two opticians. ******************************************* ******************************* A quick lesson about the difference in these professionals: ~~~An...

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Excellent

These days glasses look sexy

Er... well I suppose you might lose them if you ar...

Eyes are very important. If you didn't have eyes you wouldn't be able to see. And if you couldn't see your whole life would change. I'm terrified of losing my sight and I'm painfully aware of what would happen if I couldn't see. Imagine what you couldn't do if you were blind. How scary it would...

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Excellent

“Harder than soft”

published 07/09/2000

durability

painful to start

I started wearing hard lenses 9 years ago when I discovered that my corneas were pointed and would eventually split open. To control the serverity of the point the hospital made me wer hard lenses to push back the point into a normal curve shape. I remeber the very first time I wore them - did it...

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Good

“Sex Appeal Is Important”

published 25/07/2001

see op

see op

It is said "the eyes are the window to the soul" but many of us find that although we have beautiful eyes, they don't work very well. Who likes wearing glasses? Certainly not me but although my vanity has driven me to extreme measures to avoid spectacles I still find them very sexy. I like my men...

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Excellent

“Look after your eyes”

published 15/01/2003

you can see

you cant see properly

I have worn glasses since I was 4yrs old I was born with a squint. I can laugh about it now, but then, it was not funny. To explain my,left eye is healthy but has not focused since I was born ( a long time ago). What they tried to do was correct it by operation. That did work but, when I take my...

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Excellent

“Do You Need Glasses”

published 17/03/2001

Great Value Glasses

None

Did you know that when you reach the age of 40, that your eyesight will lose the ability to change shape as easily as they did when you were younger? Do not be alarmed, this is a perfectly natural condition its called presbyopia, it's this condition that makes small print more difficult to focus...

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“Please beware”

published 23/01/2001

you look good in lenses

take care to clean them properly

Contact lenses are great, you can dump your glasses and look "normal". As the saying goes, "Men dont make passes at girls who wear glasses" and this always stuck in my mind when i went out. So I got some contact lenses and so did my sister. I myself had no trouble with them what so ever and even...

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Excellent

can keep your eyes healthy, be in fashion!

If not looked after properly, eyes can deteriorate

I am going to try and make this opinion as helpful as I can to both users and non-users of optical wear, so, I hope it is! I have been wearing glasses for about seven years now, and it is only recently I have been wearing contact lenses, but I feel that I know enough to give you some sound advice...

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“Contact Lenses and Wrinkles”

published 10/10/2001

it can be sad looking at life through a window (gl...

wrinkles!!!!

This may seem a conceited observation, but I have noticed that contact lenses give me wrinkles around my eyes. I have been wearing contact lenses for several years now. The most recent ones that I was using were soft lenses that were replaced every 3 months. I started to notice about 2 years ago...

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Excellent

makes the child less self concious

the squint is still noticable without glasses

My youngest son has had a squint in his right eye since a very early age, it was first noticed when he was around three years old. He was refered to the hospital and they examined his eyes, they said that his sight was very poor and that they might need to operate, but they wanted to try patches...

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Super

“contact lenses vs glasses”

published 05/06/2001

no sweaty bits on your nose

higher maintenance than glasses

I can't say I prefer my contact lenses to my glasses but they do come in useful sometimes! I wear my glasses all day but because I work with a computer (all day!) I find that if I wear contact lenses my eyes dry out and get sore (nice thought!!!). So I have to wear my glasses for that. When I go...

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Not for me

Cheap

Risk of infection, no health assesment

A word of caution to any potential high street contact lens wearers, eye infections can be potentially sight threatening and are easily transmitted by contact. In the same way as you would not normally share your toothbrush, you should never share contact lenses. With the recent availability of...

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Excellent

Cheap, easy to use

None!!!

Contact lenses from Specsavers are the comfiest and easiest lenses i have ever tried. They are cheap, easy to use and occasionally you may forget you are wearing them. For only £12 per month you can get contact lenses on a scheme with aftercare appointments included plus 50% of glasses. If you...

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