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lol no. Not scared of anything.
18 64%
I'm not scared of eye exams, but dentists freak me out.
7 25%
I'd rather go to the dentist.
1 4%
*breathing intensifies*
2 7%
Voters: 28.
#1
I think my mom is. I think she's afraid they'll tell her she's going to go blind or something, even though she's got eagle eye vision. It reminds me of what I heard once that people are more scared of being told they are going blind than going to the dentist. What do you guys think?
#2
No, I know I'm blind.
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#3
i'm partially blind and my sight is failing anyway

i really need an exam and a new pair of glasses
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#4
Nah it's never bothered me, but I've only been for one eye test in... well, since I can remember tbh. Probably since childhood.

I'd been having headaches and went in. I could see fine but when they took a picture I had a big dark patch on the back of my eye. Had to go to hospital to have it checked out.

Turns out I was fine.


But anyway: people always have this fear of going to the dentist in case they're told something is wrong, but surely if there's something wrong, it's a lot better to go to the dentist? If you're mum's worried she's going to be told she's going to go blind, that'd happen whether she was told so or not. It's be a lot better to know.
#5
I used to be scared of it because the eye drops to dilate my pupils hurt so much and I wouldn't be able to read anything for 6 hours after.

But I was 9 the first time. I got over it when I was 16 or so because I realised I could have a guilt-free nap after since I wouldn't be able to do anything else.

Now I love going to the doctor for everything!

^ I think for the dentist people are more scared that something will hurt. Even polishing hurts for me because I have sensitive teeth. If you have cavities, they don't hurt. Getting a filling put in does.


Oh and I think I'm not scared of the eye doctor because i have astigmatism so it's actually gotten better over the years.
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Last edited by guitarxo at Jan 10, 2014,
#7
Quote by guitarxo
I used to be scared of it because the eye drops to dilate my pupils hurt so much and I wouldn't be able to read anything for 6 hours after.

But I was 9 the first time. I got over it when I was 16 or so because I realised I could have a guilt-free nap after since I wouldn't be able to do anything else.

Now I love going to the doctor for everything!

^ I think for the dentist people are more scared that something will hurt. Even polishing hurts for me because I have sensitive teeth. If you have cavities, they don't hurt. Getting a filling put in does.

Fun fact: Some people use those dilating eye drops to get high.
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Nah it's never bothered me, but I've only been for one eye test in... well, since I can remember tbh. Probably since childhood.

I'd been having headaches and went in. I could see fine but when they took a picture I had a big dark patch on the back of my eye. Had to go to hospital to have it checked out.

Turns out I was fine.


But anyway: people always have this fear of going to the dentist in case they're told something is wrong, but surely if there's something wrong, it's a lot better to go to the dentist? If you're mum's worried she's going to be told she's going to go blind, that'd happen whether she was told so or not. It's be a lot better to know.

What was the patch? Was it a mole?
#8
Quote by Philip_pepper
Fun fact: Some people use those dilating eye drops to get high.


What? What do they even do? Those things were pure torture to me
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#9
I sometimes use eye doctors just for the pleasure of having described what occurs as certain Seleucid events take place.
#10
Last time I went they said I hit my shitty vision plateau. I took it a little hard.
#11
Getting an eye exam from a specialist was actually a relief to me because it meant my keratoconus could be dealt with.
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#12
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What? What do they even do? Those things were pure torture to me


They dilate your pupils with alpha adrenergic action and H1 blocking actions.

You should get your angles checked, because during dilation the iris could close against the conj and give you an acute glaucoma attack, which can cause headaches.

No idea how you get high from it, but apparently it's also an ingredient for the Krokodil drug.
Last edited by Philip_pepper at Jan 10, 2014,
#13
Quote by Philip_pepper
What was the patch? Was it a mole?

Myelinated fibres, bro.

My basic understanding is that most nerves in your body have a myelin sheath for some reason (probably evolution or some shit), but your optic nerves usually do not (because they're so short they don't need them... or something like that).

So yeah when I got an eye exam there were big patches on the back of my eye that most people wouldn't have. Apparently it doesn't affect your vision.

I have noticed an ability to see the dead since I found out though.
#14
Not afraid of eye doctors.

I don't like going to a doctor's office (General Practitioner) because they tend to be full of sick people..
#15
Quote by MadClownDisease
Myelinated fibres, bro.

My basic understanding is that most nerves in your body have a myelin sheath for some reason (probably evolution or some shit), but your optic nerves usually do not (because they're so short they don't need them... or something like that).

So yeah when I got an eye exam there were big patches on the back of my eye that most people wouldn't have. Apparently it doesn't affect your vision.

I have noticed an ability to see the dead since I found out though.

Brilliant.
#16
The only thing from eye exams that I really don't like is that thing that blows air in your eye.

They don't even have to dilate yours eyes anymore. Pay a few extra bucks at the place I go to and they have you look into a machine that flashes a bright light and takes a picture of all the blood vessels and veins the in your eye.
Last edited by Seref at Jan 10, 2014,
#17
Quote by MadClownDisease
Myelinated fibres, bro.

My basic understanding is that most nerves in your body have a myelin sheath for some reason (probably evolution or some shit), but your optic nerves usually do not (because they're so short they don't need them... or something like that).

So yeah when I got an eye exam there were big patches on the back of my eye that most people wouldn't have. Apparently it doesn't affect your vision.

I have noticed an ability to see the dead since I found out though.


Think of myelin sheaths as cable insulation.
#18
I am scared of those eye surgeries where you are conscious the whole time, and can see them cutting into your eye and stuff.
#20
Im scared of mistaking visine with super glue
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#22
Quote by Seref
The only thing from eye exams that I really don't like is that thing that blows air in your eye.

They don't even have to dilate yours eyes anymore. Pay a few extra bucks at the place I go to and they have you look into a machine that flashes a bright light and takes a picture of all the blood vessels and veins the in your eye.

Lots of people hate that test. There's a handheld machine that very quickly punches the front surface of your eye with a tiny plastic ball which you don't even feel, that measures your eye pressure. It would be a lot more popular if it was more reliable. And I've taken those pictures before.
#24
lol no it's just a big lens changing thing they make you look into and read a letter chart. My optometrist is some Jewish guy that doesn't stop talking. He's hilarious. This one time I went he told me this joke with Usain Bolt because it was during his first time at the Olympics. The doctor asked me why Usain Bolt is so fast and said it was because the race starts with a gun shot.
#25
Takes a little more than an eye exam to intimidate Ron Swanson.
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#26
I was already told years ago that I'll probably be blind by the time I'm 30 and should consider lasik.


/edit. Legally blind I meant.
Last edited by Wormholes at Jan 10, 2014,
#29
I'm not scared of going, but I don't like it. "Just hold still while I poke you in the eye with this machine, and don't blink or we have to do it again."
#32
I don't mind it. One day, I'll even have that surgery in that video as I'm blind as bat and I'm only 22 and it's progressively getting worse. I just don't like that thing in the doctor's office that puffs air into your eyes.
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