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Offline Lisa89125

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Doing Makeup when you wear glasses?
« on: December 05, 2018, 12:44:34 pm »
Question for those ladies who wear glasses, How do you manage to do your makeup when you can't see without your glasses? I find this to be very frustrating.

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Re: Doing Makeup when you wear glasses?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 01:01:07 pm »
I use a 10x magnification lighted makeup mirror.  Eyeliner would be impossible without it.

I've also seen special reading glasses type for makeup.  The lenses fold down so you can see out of one eye while applying to the other

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Re: Doing Makeup when you wear glasses?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 06:54:10 pm »
I will have to get me a mirror like that. I am not really up to wanting to use contacts and stick something in my eye. although doing makeup would be easier I suspect.

Anyone know whether or not laser is an option for vision correction? I know HRT will change my eyes to some extent and I have heard having laser surgery before being on hormones for a while can actually have negative affects on vision.

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Re: Doing Makeup when you wear glasses?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 09:11:00 pm »
I use a 10x magnification lighted makeup mirror.  Eyeliner would be impossible without it.

I've also seen special reading glasses type for makeup.  The lenses fold down so you can see out of one eye while applying to the other

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Those fold down lenses sound like a great option. Can use them whenever/wherever you need to apply or freshen up the makeup.
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Re: Doing Makeup when you wear glasses?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 10:17:54 pm »
I will have to get me a mirror like that. I am not really up to wanting to use contacts and stick something in my eye. although doing makeup would be easier I suspect.

Anyone know whether or not laser is an option for vision correction? I know HRT will change my eyes to some extent and I have heard having laser surgery before being on hormones for a while can actually have negative affects on vision.

Lisa
Help from lasik for close up vision would depend on your age mostly. If you're at the point where you need reading glasses (usually starts around 40) I don't think it will fix that.

They offered to do one eye to 20/40 to help with that but that seemed later best like just delaying the inevitable readers and then your eyes would be different so would have to get them made. That was over 15 years ago when I had it, maybe there is something better now.

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Re: Doing Makeup when you wear glasses?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 12:08:04 am »
I have the makeup  problem, too.  And I have a magnifier mirror.  Te only thing it does for me provide me with a larger foggy image of my face.
I am even considering to have permanent eye makeup tattooed onto my lids and under the eye.  Wouldn't it be nice to wake up in the morning and have already the perfect eye makeup?


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Re: Doing Makeup when you wear glasses?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 12:25:05 am »
Being short-sighted means if I keep my face close enough to the mirror everything's fine.

I love wearing my glasses and see them as an essential fashion accessory.

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Re: Doing Makeup when you wear glasses?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2018, 02:29:00 pm »
Being short-sighted means if I keep my face close enough to the mirror everything's fine.

I love wearing my glasses and see them as an essential fashion accessory.

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I used to be shortsighted (-11 left and -12.5 right) !  I had to wear glasses from the age of 9 until the age of 62!
his was another good reason for the other kids to make fun of me!
I got inter-ocular lenses at 62, and can see better than a hawk since then.  I need glasses for reading (and makeup), but I can live with that.


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Re: Doing Makeup when you wear glasses?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2018, 06:29:46 pm »
My vision is bad enough that my lenses are very thick and heavy. Glasses slide all around and annoy the <not allowed> out of me after a while.

I'm 29. I don't know how that would affect laser eye procedures. I do know that after seeing that movie "Final Destination" that I am scared of the idea though. That film gave me nightmares for a long time.

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Re: Doing Makeup when you wear glasses?
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2018, 07:04:40 pm »
Oh dear! Poor Olivia In Final Destination 5. I always thought she looked beautiful in glasses and could never understand why she would need laser correction.

Those movies are enough to freak anybody out. (I thought the earlier ones were the best.)

Lisa, my eyesight needs only thin lenses, but if they were thick and heavy I would understand wanting to get rid of them. Having a heavy frame/lens resting on the nose all day is tiring.

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Re: Doing Makeup when you wear glasses?
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 07:48:51 pm »
My vision is bad enough that my lenses are very thick and heavy. Glasses slide all around and annoy the <not allowed> out of me after a while.

I'm 29. I don't know how that would affect laser eye procedures. I do know that after seeing that movie "Final Destination" that I am scared of the idea though. That film gave me nightmares for a long time.

Lots of love,

Lisa
My eyes were always so bad that the military did not even want me to be drafted!
But the thickness of the lenses (the dioptrins) are not the problem, the curvature and skew of your eye (partly astigmatism) is the bigger problem.  Any laser eye specialist will do a free of cost exam and determines whether Lasik or related procedures can be done with your eyes.
The process itself is pain free and very accurate.  It is computer controlled, and mistakes are hardly possible.
Because of my astigmatism, I could not have it done.
I had conventional surgery done to my eyes.  Which means, they cut my eyeball open, ripped the old lens out of it and put a new, artificial lens back in.  It had to heal for about 8 days, and my eye patch was removed.  For me it was as if the world all of a sudden was being shown to me in the newest technicolor technology!  It was just a dream, after a life with glasses (first thing on in the morning, last thing off at night), I was liberated! 
The biggest sensation was feeling wind hitting my eyes.  I never had wind hitting my eyes from the front in almost 60 years, I could not remember the feeling of it.  It was almost overwhelming for me!

Go get your eyes looked at, you still can feel wind on your eyes when you are relatively young!


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Re: Doing Makeup when you wear glasses?
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2018, 08:21:27 pm »
I had conventional surgery done to my eyes.  Which means, they cut my eyeball open, ripped the old lens out of it and put a new, artificial lens back in.  It had to heal for about 8 days, and my eye patch was removed.  For me it was as if the world all of a sudden was being shown to me in the newest technicolor technology!  It was just a dream, after a life with glasses (first thing on in the morning, last thing off at night), I was liberated! 
The biggest sensation was feeling wind hitting my eyes.  I never had wind hitting my eyes from the front in almost 60 years, I could not remember the feeling of it.  It was almost overwhelming for me!

Go get your eyes looked at, you still can feel wind on your eyes when you are relatively young!

Wow, Dietlind, I didn't know such things are possible. That truly is amazing and wonderful for you.

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Re: Doing Makeup when you wear glasses?
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2018, 08:33:11 pm »
I'm learning so much I never knew before. Joining Susan's is one of the best things I've done for myself after coming out and started living as a woman.

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Re: Doing Makeup when you wear glasses?
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2018, 08:44:09 pm »
Same.

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Re: Doing Makeup when you wear glasses?
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2018, 11:58:07 pm »
Wow, Dietlind, I didn't know such things are possible. That truly is amazing and wonderful for you.

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Thanks!
And what is even better, the technology was invented/developed in our labs.  I knew the principal investigator/leader of the program pretty well!

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Re: Doing Makeup when you wear glasses?
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2018, 11:59:42 am »
I don't have a good solution for this but it's a problem for me too.  If I get up close enough to the mirror without my glasses I can see details but lose the "big picture" so I just have to keep putting on my glasses and taking them off, etc

I've tried contacts before but can't seem to wear them very long without getting irritated, but maybe I could just get contacts for doing makeup  :P

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Re: Doing Makeup when you wear glasses?
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2018, 09:59:48 pm »
I don't have a good solution for this but it's a problem for me too.  If I get up close enough to the mirror without my glasses I can see details but lose the "big picture" so I just have to keep putting on my glasses and taking them off, etc

I've tried contacts before but can't seem to wear them very long without getting irritated, but maybe I could just get contacts for doing makeup  :P
That might be the solution!  Some cheap ones, because you would not wear them more than an hour or two each day!
I don't know if they have contacts for working at the computer.  We got glasses given at work for this, they might be able to have that strength with contacts, too?


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Re: Doing Makeup when you wear glasses?
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2018, 05:56:45 am »
I cannot remember where I came across the information, but the article had mentioned that you should not have any eye surgery for at least 5 years after you are on full dose HRT. In that time your eyes can change shape and your vision can also change. Sometimes better, sometimes worse  and sometimes no change.
But make sure you look into the Effects of HRT on your eyesight before thinking of any vision procedure. Also make sure you tell the doctor how long you have been on HRT so they can determine the effects.

Would be terrible to have a procedure to fix the issue and then your eyes keep changing

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Re: Doing Makeup when you wear glasses?
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2018, 07:03:12 am »
I had laser eye surgery and am very weird about messing with my eyes. They gave me a Valium a little before hand, and I didn't care what they did. My partner sat there and watched my surgery on a monitor in the waiting room, the weirdo. lol I can't even think of watching that  stuff. After about 5 years they are starting to get a bit worse, but theoretically I have a guarantee of redo. I just have to go tell them I have 'she' eyes now instead of 'he' eyes. Also not sure of the advisability of repeated surgery. If I had to do it over, I would go with the artificial (expensive) lenses instead of modifying mine. Best thing I ever did. Scratch that, second best. ;D 
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Re: Doing Makeup when you wear glasses?
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2018, 07:48:18 am »
If I had to do it over, I would go with the artificial (expensive) lenses instead of modifying mine. Best thing I ever did. Scratch that, second best. ;D
And that is what I have had done.  I am living with the new lenses now for about 5 years, and I still can see like a hawk!

For reading i buy those cheap reading glasses when they are on sale, and I have a pair laying in almost every room of the house and a set in the car.
I wish, I would have had the lens replacement many years ago, it is such an improvement of my quality of life!


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