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Today, just before going into an test, I broke my glasses on the way to the exam room. I'm short sighted, and I spent an hour with my nose glued to the paper trying to figure out what was written on it. It was a opthalmology exam. FML

By la taupe temporaire - / Tuesday 4 March 2008 17:26 /
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  philsh94  |  18

short sighted is exactly the same thing as near sighted, and short/near and long/far sighted are just layman's terms for myopic and hyperopic anyway, so it doesn't really matter which one you say

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  bonermonkey  |  31

no it doesn't, if you are short sighted enough it will be difficult to read the paper at the distance your head would naturally be from the table. I know, I'm that short sighted! without my glasses my nose needs to be about 1.5 inches away from a normal book. if I broke my glasses before an exam I would be exactly the same. so stfu.

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  Suaria  |  30

The study of eye disorders.

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  Bibliovore  |  25

An optician fits and/or makes glasses. An optometrist does basic eye exams and gives glasses prescriptions, but is not an MD. An ophthalmologist (the OP left out the first "h") is an MD who specializes in eyes. An ophthalmology exam would presumably be a test for aspiring or already-licensed doctors on some aspects of eye health, diseases, and care.

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  Bibliovore  |  25

As OP's broke on the way into the exam room, even if they had an extra pair there was probably no time to retrieve them. (I've been wearing glasses since I was eight months old, and I've never had a spare pair of my current prescription; I've always just used my previous pair as a backup. Glasses can be pretty expensive, especially with any sort of wonky prescription.)

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