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Do you have glare ???

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amberedover · 01/03/2023 09:48

Probably just me but I was thrown when asked this during an eye test .

Surely glare is caused by something like the sun reflecting off water ? And everyone experiences it .

I do find that my eyes are sensitive in bright light ,but that's not the same as glare from an external set of circumstances .

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Walkacrossthesand · 01/03/2023 16:20

It's lazy language isn't it. You can suffer from glare - if, as you say, you find bright lights such as glare, troublesome.

Maybe you could give the optician a Paddingtonian hard stare and say 'what, like this' ?! But I doubt they would get it...

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amberedover · 01/03/2023 16:27

I suppose it's just shorthand .In the moment ,a rather stressful one ,it confused me .Doesn't everyone find glare troublesome ?

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LulooLemon · 01/03/2023 16:45

It's dumbing down of the English language. They should know better.,

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Walkacrossthesand · 02/03/2023 16:15

I think what they mean is, 'are you troubled by glare more than (a) you used to be, or (b) other people seem to be'. There's no doubt as I get older, that more of my friends find car headlight glare sufficiently troublesome that they don't like driving at night. And I think early cataract makes glare more troublesome?
So there are good reasons for them enquiring, but the terminology is irritating for those of us who notice!!

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amberedover · 02/03/2023 16:28

Thanks Walkacrossthesand ,I think they did mean that . But I didn't work it out until afterwards .Was a bit dazed by several procedures !

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upinaballoon · 02/03/2023 17:18

amberedover · 02/03/2023 16:28

Thanks Walkacrossthesand ,I think they did mean that . But I didn't work it out until afterwards .Was a bit dazed by several procedures !

I might not have said it, but I would have felt inclined to say, "What do you mean, do I have glare? Are you asking if I can glare at someone or are you asking if my eyes water in bright sunlight?"

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amberedover · 03/03/2023 09:34

Ha ha @upinaballoon ,that would have been my response had I not just been confused !

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Pianoaccordian · 03/03/2023 09:47

Maybe you could give the optician a Paddingtonian hard stare and say 'what, like this' ?! But I doubt they would get it...
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