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hilarythebaker
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17 Sep 2004, 1:16 pm

Who here wears glasses? Magic told me that he thought it was common for Aspies to wear glasses.

I wear glasses and have been since I was seven years old. I have never worn contacts and don't want to.



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17 Sep 2004, 2:21 pm

There was a discussion and a poll on this subject on the Aspergian Island: http://www.musicmademe.com/asp/viewtopic.php?t=228.
We also had glasses related discussion here: http://www.wrongplanet.net/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=432.
For the record, I wear glasses (since I was 12). I am nearsighted with astigmatism.



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17 Sep 2004, 6:31 pm

People who read a lot as a child generally need glasses. thats my theory. as a result, it makes sense for aspies to wear glasses.


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17 Sep 2004, 7:10 pm

I've been wearing bifocals since third grade.



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19 Sep 2004, 8:43 pm

I wear glasses full time. If I don't, I would constantly be smashing into walls and objects and goofy things like that.



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20 Sep 2004, 6:08 pm

I've been wearing glasses since February 1988. An eye exam was ordered by my doctor as it was one of the many explinations by my doctor as to why I was acting the way I did.


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20 Sep 2004, 10:35 pm

been wearing them since the 4th grade.
i just wanted to sit closer to my favorite teacher but when they took me to have my eyes checked i did need glasses. plus they learned my eyes "track funny."



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21 Sep 2004, 12:03 pm

I've wear glasses full time now, but didn't need glasses til I was around my early twenties and back then I only needed them for close work. Now I need them all the time, and I'm only 39. My vision has only gotten worse in the past few years.



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15 Oct 2004, 9:31 pm

I wear glasses. I have since first grade. I am blind in my left eye. (the optical nerve is undeveloped; it's a birth defect) I have glasses that change in the sunlight to become darker. It prevents sunlight-induced headaches.


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15 Oct 2004, 9:51 pm

I wear glasses and have since I was 6 years old. I should have gotten bifocals last time round, but didn't. :roll: I'm going to have to get them next time. It's a real pain to have to take my glasses off to see things close up.



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16 Oct 2004, 3:52 am

alex wrote:
People who read a lot as a child generally need glasses. thats my theory. as a result, it makes sense for aspies to wear glasses.


I probably read more than many of my classmates as a kid, but I didn't read that much. Asperger's syndrome need not imply precocious reading.

I am very near sighted, though; and I usually wear soft toric contacts to improve my eyesight. Right now I'm wearing glasses, though, because I'm about to go to bed; it's about 3:55 A.M. here as I type this.



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16 Oct 2004, 9:25 am

Im short-sighted and wear glasses when reading anything off the board at school. I swear my eye-sight is getting worse though...oh well


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04 Oct 2007, 8:00 am

I wear glasses.
Got my first pair when I was 7...although I have needed them since I was 3 years old.


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04 Oct 2007, 8:32 am

I've been wearing glasses since third grade and my sight's still getting worse.



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04 Oct 2007, 8:32 am

I've been wearing glasses since I was ten years old.

Alex wrote:
People who read a lot as a child generally need glasses. thats my theory. as a result, it makes sense for aspies to wear glasses.

Heredity also plays a part, my father was also nearsighted and was wearing glasses from childhood onwards.


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