Feb. 17th, 2005 @ 09:29 am
On Valentines Day Austin and I were hanging out, and I asked to play with his glasses for a second. I put them on and took a glance down to Market St. (We were at The View at the top of the Marriott).... and I realized I could see something clearer. There was a lit sign at the bottom that from the distance was a bit blurry... I couldn't make out the letters. I've always had perfect vision, but in the past few years things have slowly gotten a bit more blurry... but I didn't think anything of it. "Lights always have that distorting glow around them," I said to myself. But no blurry glow with Austin's glasses. Uh oh. Time to check da eyes.
And behold... my vision is no longer perfect. I'm now a flawed human being... my perfect has been corrupted (HA!). Anyway, yeah, my script is SUPER small (Left: .75; Right: .5) but when I focused, it was amazing how different it was.... I could see those little letters! The Dr. said I'd pass a DMV test, so not to stress over it... but since my insurance has no minimum requirements I figured, hell, lets get the glasses. So I picked out some Prada frames (of course, with Austin's assistance) and apparently my insurance provides Transitions lenses for free on request, yeah, we'll go with those. (there was discussion about Transitions lenses changing SO slowly... but apparently the 4th generation (the ones available since 2002) change in about a minute... I can handle that. In truth I don't think I'd want it faster anyway... they'd fade in and out with every tunnel and shadow.) Only caveat is that my insurance mandates that THEY grind the lenses... so I have a 2 week delay in getting them... but for the savings, I'm fine with it.
Once again I'm happy to have insurance... WAY cheaper. Even for Prada. ;)
CRT computer monitors used to make my vision blurry and give me headaches... luckily at this point I don't have to use anything other than flat panel monitors.
I'm looking forward to seeing what you look like with glasses... ;-)
I asked the Dr. about this (becuase I'm heavily LCD also now)... he said from a "good for your eyes" perspective, there's not a huge difference. (I can think of eyestrain, but that goes down with higher refresh rates on CRTs.) The real issue is just the way the eyes train on focusing on things up close and slowly lose the ability to focus on things further away... he said frequenly looking elsewhere is the real solution... like calisthenics for the eyes. :)
I look like a faggy geek that's trying to be too trendy. :P I should have taken a picture in the store. The ones I got are squarish and flatter... imagine the character in The Day After Tomorrow that protects the Gutenberg bible... that's how I felt. ew. :P
I'll have to try looking elsewhere... interesting suggestion.
Haven't seen Day After Tomorrow. And aren't we all faggy geeks? :-P
"I look like a faggy geek that's trying to be too trendy."
EMO!!! (Well.. high priced emo, I guess.)
We need to go get you a Jack Spade shoulder bag, a plaid knit cardigan, and some Converse lowtops now.
WTF is an "EMO" anyway?
FWIW, Austin already bought me a Jack Spade bag that I'd said I wanted... but we returned it when I balked. :P
As if I even know..
Emo originally started out as a nickname for "Emotional".. cute but nearly asexual geekboys lamenting about their insecurities and lost loves.
Weezer, Bright Eyes, Death Cab for Cutie, Taking Back Sunday, and Dashboard Confessional are all considered staple emo bands.
For the fashionistas, "emo" involves chunky black box framed Buddy Holly glasses, cardigans or collared shirts, shaggy and in your eyes mop hair.. thrift store tshirts and faded cords with $300 designer shoes.. If you've been to a mall in the last 2 years, I'm sure you've seen a dozen walk past you.
|Date:||February 17th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)|| |
Just don't wear your new glasses while working in front of the computer if you can at all avoid it. That's what will really cause your vision to death spiral.
|Date:||February 18th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)|| |
Great--you are finally catching up with some of us who have worn glasses since 1972 (age 4). I'll have to see you soon. --Chris lbs
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