...I don't really mind that I can't see.
July 17, 2007 12:13 PM Subscribe
Should I get glasses/contacts or continue my fuzzy-sighted yet carefree lifestyle?
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel to health & fitness (32 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My eyes are -1.25 (give or take .25 in each eye) with an astigmatism in the right eye. I have glasses (although the eye doctor that gave me that prescription did not diagnose the astigmatism so glasses do nothing for it) but I don't like wearing them. I'm not particularly fond of the idea of contacts, either because putting them in my eyes and having them sit there freaks me out.
Glasses and contacts always seem like too much stuff to keep track of; also, if I wear glasses and take them off, I can't see like I normally can for a period of time. My insurance doesn't cover eye doctors, contacts, or glasses.
So, are there any negative consequences to not correcting my vision? (Are there any positive consequences?) If so, are they serious enough to warrant me actually wearing my glasses or shelling out hundreds of dollars for a new appointment/new glasses/trying contacts?