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Old 07-18-2020, 10:11 PM
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I know this is completely psychological, but I canít see as well when I wear a mask.

There is something about covering my face that makes me feel like Iím in a tunnel. I donít wear hoodies or hats for the same reason. Itís kind of like turning down the car radio when Iím looking for a new place. Apparently any distraction decreases my vision.


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Old 07-18-2020, 10:32 PM
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I was trying to figure out if this is only me because I have a giant nose . When I tried the masks without a nose wire, I can't see anything when I look down- just mask. When I got one with the nose wire then I was able to see a lot more.

I was wondering if it will be an issue at school with kids trying to write- if they're trying to look down at their paper they won't be able to see it. District is providing masks but I'm going to assume they're as cheap as possible and don't include a nose wire. Or hopefully kids won't have that problem because really it's just a giant nose problem .
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Old 07-19-2020, 03:58 AM
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Something like that for me, but not with masks.....

I can't seem to hear as well when I don't wear my glasses!
Makes no sense, but it' true!
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Old 07-19-2020, 04:25 AM
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I am the same way. I feel like a horse with blinders on!

I get a bit claustrophobic when I wear a mask. I don't usually wear a hat for the same reason.

I wore a disposable mask yesterday at VIP when I was getting an inspection because I forgot my cloth mask. My eyelashes kept hitting the top of the mask (on my nose) when I blinked, which made my eyes water.
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Iím the same
Old 07-19-2020, 05:08 AM
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I feel so discombobulated. I went to the farmers market yesterday between juggling fruit and veggies and finding money it was really hard to do with a mask. Not a big deal in the skeem of things.


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Old 07-19-2020, 05:35 AM
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I don't experience that, but I sure do have my fair share of things that don't make physical sense. It's always funny what our brains "come up with."
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Old 07-19-2020, 06:21 AM
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I was actually thinking the same thing the other day. I canít see what is at my feet without really tipping my head down. Dangerous for people like my mother. I donít think it would be safe for her to walk very much with the mask on.

Good thing she isnít really going out.
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Old 07-19-2020, 07:34 AM
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I feel the same way! I wear glasses, and I don't know if that has any effect on the vision aspect, but I do feel like I can't see as well with a mask on. Whew! I'm glad I'm not the only one.
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Old 07-19-2020, 08:19 AM
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Interesting. I find I can't hear as well when I'm wearing a mask. I realize how much I rely on lip reading and expression.
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Old 07-19-2020, 08:51 AM
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I can't hear well and I know its in my mind because I wear hearing aids that work fine with the mask off.


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Old 07-19-2020, 10:43 AM
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I think the ability to see below you is impaired wearing a mask. We were sitting outside a Panera eating our take out lunch the other day. An employee was bringing meals out to others who were waiting in their cars. Twice in a row she fell off the curb, I'm sure because she couldn't really see right below her wearing the mask. Poor thing, hopefully she learns to really look as she gets near.
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Thank you !
Old 07-19-2020, 08:26 PM
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Now I know I'm not crazy! I said this to my husband and he looked at me as if I totally lost it. I find I can't see well, can't seem to concentrate either Great to know I'm not alone.
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