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I got my eyes tested for the first time in 3 years. Nearsightedness in left has mildly improved, mild astigmatism in left has got mildly worse, right is still a complete and utter ball of blurry shite that might as well not be in my head (not, mind you, that that was a request for someone to pluck it out) -- for a total net effect of zero and no change in my prescription.

Though today's optometrist said something that nobody before has ever mentioned: they'd have to have got me in glasses by about age three to do a damn thing about correcting (as in actually healing) the astigmatism in my right eye. S'cuse me if I no longer feel guilty for getting the plain lens on the right for the last 15 years, in order to avoid the headaches* that the superstrong prescription used to give me.

*(Except part of me suspects that the headaches may have been carsickness, since at that age I was always trying to read in the car, and hadn't yet figured out that I can't, because I get motion-induced nausea/headache. If I had lots of extra money, I'd get two new pair of glasses, one with the full prescription in the right eye, and one plain like I usually get, for comparison purposes. But I don't, and I'd hate to buy only a prescription lens and then find out that no, they really do still give me headaches.)

Oh my god all the frames they had were hideous. I know the 'sexy intellectual chick' half-glasses are all the rage, but they were all like that, and that's what I want to get away from, because they're not big enough for my face. Glasses are not for peering over; they are for hiding behind. And the only pair in my beloved circa-1987 plastic that were remotely big enough to not make me feel like my giant moon face was looming out from behind two tiny bits of glass, only came in candy-cane pink. Um. No. So I settled for wire-rims that are slightly too gold and make me look sort of fluffy and dazed, but at least I look smaller than them, instead of the other way round. I pick them up in about 10 days.

Also I bought underwear.

Over to you, Chet.

ETA: and while I was there I forgot to check around for the window insulating kit that TBQ recommended, because I am an idgit.

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2005-03-10 07:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Knickers first though - the glasses don't come in for another week or so.

Which works, since I don't want to be without knickers when I can't see who I'm without knickers with.


2005-03-10 12:20 am (UTC) (Link)

I sat on my glasses 3 weeks ago. Dude, I share your pain. Apparently, only greyhounds are wearing glasses these days - those plump of face need not apply.

Finally found some that match my hair. Wheee. I'm co-ordinating. But if Schwarzkopf ever discontinue Black Cherry I'm stuffed.


2005-03-10 04:49 am (UTC) (Link)

I have the opposite problem. Although I am plump I have small facial features. The glasses of today would be perfect for me. Problem is I don't need glasses yet. I'm turning 40 later this year though, so presbyopia (sp?) should be setting in any day now. (g) With my luck, by the time I need glasses, they'll be back to the huge, hulking frames that take up half my face.


2005-03-10 07:37 am (UTC) (Link)

My old ones that I had in college matched my hair exactly. The only ones I could find that matched my hair this time were a) too small and b) actually a little bit darker. Meh.


2005-03-10 06:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Just popping in to say YES!! to having glasses you can actually SEE out of. I like Moschino - cute, cool styles and stuff, and big enough to cover my eyes.

But those big, black, Old Lady frames are TOO big. Unless you are over 68.

*looks for Chet*


2005-03-10 07:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, I'm not up for the hyuuuge ones. But big enough to hit the bottom of my eyebrows at least!


2005-03-10 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)

*looks for Chet*"

Sadly, he died in 1974.


2005-03-10 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)

I see dead newscasters.

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2005-03-10 07:09 am (UTC) (Link)

I have those! :P They don't slide. The ones I had as a kid did, but these don't. They're better then the ones with the feet.


2005-03-10 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, my plastic glasses slid less than the metal (but nose-pad-less) ones I have now.


2005-03-10 07:39 am (UTC) (Link)

I actually love plastic frames myself -- I was quite pissy when the only ones they had were the tiny ones, and I had to switch to wire frames to get something larger WTF?

Also, yes -- I hate not having peripheral vision, which I don't with the glasses I'm currently wearing.


2005-03-10 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)

Tsk tsk. How am I supposed to take over the world if people won't listen to my unsolicited advice?


2005-03-10 07:57 am (UTC) (Link)

With the Power of Boobies?


2005-03-10 07:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh yeah...

[writes that down]

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2005-03-10 10:43 am (UTC) (Link)

And the sad thing is that I'm not actually old enough to have seen Huntley/Brinkley (oh god my brain just went there) -- I'm just a depraved child who was raised on Tom Lehrer.

While we're attacking frontally, watch Brink-ely and Hunt-ely describing contrapuntally the cities we have lost. No need for you to miss a minute of the agonizing holocaust - ye-ah!

*polishes wire rims*


2005-03-10 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hey! I have astigmatism in my left eye and near sightedness in my right too. Plus the glasses in my neck of the woods? Would make the ones in yours look ultra cool, like Henry Winkler before "The Night Shift". (although the movie itself was pretty cool)

Anyway I solve this problem by wearing prescription sunglasses with a slightly lighter tint than most. The wire rims with a bit too much gold? I wear inside only. Or when driving at night. They looked kinda tortoise shell in the store, but in sunlight? Puke.

So no one sees me without the shades. And you're right, glasses are so to hide behind. Nobody gets that. They're always telling me to take 'em off in doors. Ha! Fat chance. *g*

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2005-03-10 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

I actually have nearsightedness in my left, and huge astigmatism in my right. (And a tiny bit in my left, which is what makes my original description confusing, but it's barely measurable).

I wore cheapie sunglasses frames that happened to fit my lenses, once my plastic frames broke, for the *longest* time. Sadly now the lenses from the plastic frames are shattered beyond repair (happens when you tumble down the stairs while wearing them) so no more cannibalizing them for me.

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2005-03-12 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yikes! You fell down the stairs? Ouch.

If worse comes to worse with the new glasses, you can always try contacts right? I tried 'em once last year (lasted two months) and a couple years ago (the blue ones for fun, lasted two weeks), but maybe you'll have better luck with them than I did.

Anyway I got so excited when I saw this post 'cuz I thought "something in common with the author of Chocolatey Goodness! Now I can finally comment." Just a bit eager. *face palms* Next time I'd read the whole post first. *g*

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2005-03-12 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)


I meant I'll not I'd

*facepalms again*

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2005-03-12 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hee! Well we still have "half blind" in common.

Yeah, I feel down the basement stairs last August, and smashed up my glasses but good. Bloodied my nose, blacked my eyes, and hairline-fractures my elbow. Good times!


2005-03-19 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Can you not get contacts because of the stigmatism? Or do you just not want any?


2005-03-19 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

I just don't want them -- I've had contacts on and off over the years, and for the most part they're a pain for me. Plus I think I actually look better in glasses than out. :)


2005-03-20 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

I bet you do look cute as a button. I can understand that I like both, I've got these brown Buddy Holly glasses that are rocking and are perfect for my face, guys love them for some reason. Hee.