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Does anyone have 20/70 vision?

Discussion in 'The Aquarium' started by alyssia, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. alyssia

    alyssia New Member

    I'm asking b/c they tested my son at school today and that is what he tested at. I made an optometrist appt. for him for next week but I was wondering if this is something he will need to wear glasses all the time for. I've always had 20/20 so this is something I don't know anything about.
  2. nigerbang

    nigerbang New Member

    As far as I know...20-70 is pretty bad...But then again I dont know..I have always been told I have better then Average Eyesight..
  3. fedukeford

    fedukeford New Member

    i think i have even worse than 20-70, its like 20-140 or somewhere around there, IMO if your son is responsible and you can afford it, get him contacts, they are ALOT easier
  4. alyssia

    alyssia New Member

    Originally Posted by fedukeford
    i think i have even worse than 20-70, its like 20-140 or somewhere around there, IMO if your son is responsible and you can afford it, get him contacts, they are ALOT easier

    He's only 9 and NOT responsible so he'll have to get glasses.
  5. emmitt2

    emmitt2 New Member

    my right eye is 20-80 and its PRETTY bad. If i close my left and only look out my right i cant read any street signs or numbers :scared:
    I'd say he definitely needs glasses. 20-70 cant be much better than 20-80.
  6. chutneyjh

    chutneyjh New Member

    My eyes are 20/70 and about 20/100. That's pretty bad. He'll probably need some strong glasses. When I let people try mine on they about go blind they're so strong.
  7. whyamisofl

    whyamisofl New Member

    I have 20/20 Right and 0/0 left......no glasses for me!!
    :D
  8. alyssia

    alyssia New Member

    Thanks everyone...I don't understand why his schoolwork hasn't suffered if his eyes are so bad. He doesn't sit near the board.
  9. scotts

    scotts New Member

    I am not sure what my eyes are, I just know my presciption is abour -2 in both eyes. My sons eyes are horrible and the opposite of mine. His prescription is +4 in one eye and +5 in the other. He passed his eye tests and loved to read. I only noticed that he was having problems because his eyes were crossing while he was reading. The eye doctor said that kids that age have the ability to focus their eyes on what they are looking at and lost this as they get older. Th eeye doctor dialted his eyes so that we could get an accurate test of his eyes.
  10. chutneyjh

    chutneyjh New Member

    I remember when I first needed glasses. I never noticed that I couldnt' see as well. I just got really bad headaches. So I guess if he's young his eyes can still focus, but they probably get really strained. I think that's what happened to me.
  11. royal gang

    royal gang New Member

    my eyes are 5432-2143289 :joy:
  12. alyssia

    alyssia New Member

    Originally Posted by chutneyjh
    I remember when I first needed glasses. I never noticed that I couldnt' see as well. I just got really bad headaches. So I guess if he's young his eyes can still focus, but they probably get really strained. I think that's what happened to me.

    I didn't think about that. He has been getting alot of headaches lately.
  13. dmm0724

    dmm0724 New Member

    I have REALLY bad eyesight (somewhere around 20/200) and i never knew i needed glass either. It is so gradual that you don't realize it. But I think I remember someone saying that anything worse than 20/60 would need correction for driving...so maybe that gives you an idea as to what he's seeing.
    My eyesight is not perfect even with correction but its not that bad. I would say get him some good glasses and tell him to wear them only when he needs them. Like if he's not in school he probably wouldn't need them, unless he feels like it. I've hear overcorrection is just as bad.
  14. alyssia

    alyssia New Member

    Originally Posted by Scotts
    I am not sure what my eyes are, I just know my presciption is abour -2 in both eyes. My sons eyes are horrible and the opposite of mine. His prescription is +4 in one eye and +5 in the other. He passed his eye tests and loved to read. I only noticed that he was having problems because his eyes were crossing while he was reading. The eye doctor said that kids that age have the ability to focus their eyes on what they are looking at and lost this as they get older. Th eeye doctor dialted his eyes so that we could get an accurate test of his eyes.

    That makes sense and sounds vaguely familiar. I must of heard that somewhere before.
  15. jerthunter

    jerthunter New Member

    I have pretty bad eyesight, not sure but it was 20/100 or 20/200 something. I think there is a huge difference if he is far sighted or near sighted, I am far sighted and I can strain my eyes and focus without my contacts but it is very hard.

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