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John Lennon's eyesight-Is this true?
21 February 2012
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I read somewhere that John was nearsided and often registered as blind because his eyes were so bad. Is this true?

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21 February 2012
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From what I remember John was legally blind.

21 February 2012
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Can you be illegally blind?

John was as blind as a bat and couldnt see very far without his glasses on.

He told us not to get overwhelmed by grief and whatever thoughts we have... to keep them happy, because any thoughts we have of him will travel to him wherever he is. (John Lennon - 27/8/67)
22 February 2012
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meanmistermustard said

Can you be illegally blind?

Yes, that can be when you have no eyes because you would not really be blind if you had no eyes since there is nothing to back that up with. So, the doctors have to label it as 'illegal' blindness.
The other time where people are called illegally blind is if blindness is the result of some type of illegal activity; such as doing drugs, almost getting killed, or getting in a car accident.a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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24 February 2012
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I thought this was true. So how did he manage to go with wearing glasses regularly for so long? I don't think that I couldn't get used to not wearing my glasses.

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24 February 2012
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He wore contacts. I remember reading a magazine article thing from a girl who met The Beatles, which I saw here.

As I stood in front of my favorite Beatle the only thing I could think of was that his contact lenses looked like they hurt him. He smiled and stuck out his hand and without thinking, I rested my right arm on top of his left while we shook hands! "John, " I said, "are your contacts bothering you?" "No," he answered. I got the distinct feeling that not too many people had asked that question. Undaunted I plunged on, "I have them too!" I confided. He leaned closer and stared searchingly into my eyes. "Are your bothering you?" he said with a straight face. "No." I stammered and then we both laughed. "They're good aren't they?" John said seriously and I could only nod, not trusting my voice. "But your eyes are prettier then mine." John said and to my dismay unwanted tears rolled down my cheeks. "Hey" John said with a slight laugh. "Don't cry or they'll wash away!"

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24 February 2012
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meanmistermustard said

Can you be illegally blind?

If you claimed disability benefit due to blindness but could actually see perfectly.

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27 February 2012
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The Walrus said

meanmistermustard said

Can you be illegally blind?

If you claimed disability benefit due to blindness but could actually see perfectly.

I'm pretty sure that's impossible, because if you were taking disability for blindness, you would have to go to a specialist to confirm that you're blind, and they can tell if your eyes are responsive or what.

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Him being nearly blind as a bat is something he had in common with Cynthia.two-virgins

31 March 2012
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I had a chance to look through John glasses my god he had ad eyes the lens gave me a head ache all day

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beatlenutbob said

I had a chance to look through John glasses my god he had ad eyes the lens gave me a head ache all day

Wow, where did you get the opportunity to do that?

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kelicopter said

beatlenutbob said

I had a chance to look through John glasses my god he had ad eyes the lens gave me a head ache all day

Wow, where did you get the opportunity to do that?

Hard rock cafe in Orlando had a one on one guide showed me the Lennon room and slipped the guy a few quid

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Great thinking Beatlebob. A few dollars for a lifetime experience. Im not at all jealous in any way, shape or form!!

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