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    thanks for the confirmation. That's what i thought even though my parent keep using degree (gay dol doad). In canada, i think we spell it as 'diopter'.

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    may, u have brought up a good topic
    Hey, how about yourself, do u wear glasses or contacts in school and at home?

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    toric lenses???? that's the one I use.

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    Thankies. I wear glasses when I am to lazy to put the contacts on.

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    me wear contacts from morning to nite in everything i do including badminton. of coz not when i swim. anyway i wear acuvue 2 weekly, and i juz put it on in the morning and take it off at nite, i have no prob with the drying out thing.

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    Kelvin, I bet the nearsightedness you noticed was not related to being Asian, but was related to how much each person reads. I went to one of the most academic (and least fun) colleges in the country and I noticed that out of the 30 students in my dormitory, all but three wore glasses or contacts; two of those three students were actually scholarship athletes who did not study that much.

    There are some societies or cultural groups that do have very common anatomical traits in common. The Amish people, who live primarily in a narrow band of midwestern states running from Pennsylvania to Wisconsin, have a very high incidence of nearsightedness - almost every Amish child I have seen in the past ten years has had worn glasses. Also, the Anasazi Native American tribe who lived about a thousand years ago in the southwestern portion of the US had a fairly common characteristic of having six fingers on one hand. These characteristics are likely the result of certain groups having a somewhat limiited gene pool.

    Kelvin, are there any Amish or Mennonites living in Canada?

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    Chan Chong Ming might be wearing contact lenses because I did see him wear glasses in the hotel.

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    This is fun... I wear contacts whenever I go out, the only ppl that have seen me in glasses are my family and close friends. My brand is Focus Toric, with astig correction... my astig is terrible... the refractionist claims it's becoz I rub my eyes very often and very violently... it alters the curvature of your cornea or sth. My eyes dry up quite easily, esp when I do long-distance running. Once my right lens fell onto the sch track and I never found it again. My right eye is also drier than my left... when I do lose my lenses, it's always the right one.

    And I also noticed that a lot of badminton players dun wear glasses...

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    yeah, one main reason for me of going to contacts because it limits my vision for badminton. Before soft lens, i used to wear those hard gas-perm lens. They were so small (8mm diameter) i have lost many of them, They just pops out so easily.
    Adel, i heard that certain eye massage or exercise can correct or reduce some vision defects. Didnt look into it, too much studying in my school days.

    I thought about laser surgery and after doing some reading, i decided to wait a bit longer.

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    Default Oh yeah...

    There are quite a few mennonites living here in Canada, especially just outside of the city, there's a small colony.

    Before when I would visit a few friends at a local shopping mall, I would see a nice big family of Mennonites walk by... I'm not sure if they were mall walkers, or came in for some breakfast or something.

    They look kind of cool dressed all in black and stuff... :lol:
    Also now that you mention it...
    Hmm... I think the majority of them were wearing glasses.
    Now that's pretty interesting

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    Same here. I was quoted a 1 in 200 chance of non-perfect results just recently. The opthalmologist said he wouldn;t recommend the op for a surgeon. Badminton is a finer art than surgery though..............

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    You got that right Where i live, a world renown eye surgeon (Dr. Gimbel) who also has many laser eye correction centers around the world... wears glasses. They must have some inside information

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    Default Re: contacts???????

    I think Hendrawan does too.

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    Default Re: contacts???????

    there is. it's used mainly for relaxing the eyes though

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    I'll probably need the surgery. There r many versions. LASIK, an implant. my eyesights already 500 shorted and over 200 astig, according to some it's because I study too much. I think its' because I come here almost everyday unless it's exams, not, i come even during exam time, unless i'm on holiday or am sick.

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    I also use the toric lens. My astigs terrible too. What causes astig anyway???? I don't think it's because u rub ur eyes cos I dont.

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    That's interesting. How did u manage to find out?

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