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Very Funny, God
Seriously. Yuk it up, O Deity.

Long, long ago in a galaxy far far away, or possibly a fortnight ago, I said 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.

They really do still give me headaches. Granted I probably had an incipient one already, and I only wore them for an hour or so.

Driving home.

After dark.

In the rain.

Also, they make my right eye look bigger than my left! Because I need to look weirder than I already do?

So the plain lens that I ordered should be in sometime next week, possibly before I have to leave for ConneXions, and I get to hang onto the frames with the 'correct' prescription, until then. At which point I assume they will take the Ebil 2-inch Thick Astigmatic Lens Of Doooooom away from me and ship it back to the Sekrit lab for later thrustage on some other poor unsuspecting sucker who orders frames in my size, or smaller.

Until then, I play. Wow, this depth perception thing is kinda nifty. For about three minutes at a time. As long as there is no actual movement involved, because then there is the nausea. And at night, the ice weasels come.


In other news, Leonard Nimoy took beautiful pictures of beautiful fat chicks and I badly want to icon one of them (in fact have done so, just not uploaded) but am guilted by his straightforward copyright statement, so instead, hand-drawn fat me salutes lovely fat them.


2005-03-23 05:53 am (UTC) (Link)

I love the last one of all of them. They look like a conclave of fertility goddesses.


2005-03-23 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

I think my favorite is the one where they're all cuddled together on the floor; that's the one I'd icon, if it didn't poke my copyright-guilt button.


2005-03-23 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)

I don't understand the whole thing about your eyes. I have one pretty bad eye, and one fairly good eye. My latest glasses were totally fucking me over and I had to take them back *twice* before they realized yes, "I do need a seeing-eye dog for the right eye, but not the left eye."

I hope Leonard Nimoy's wife is really really fat. If not, she's going to get U-BER jealous. Or she already is. Or she's opened a home delivery account with Crispy Creme.


2005-03-23 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

I have one pretty bad eye and one pretty good eye too -- and the bad eye is so bad that for years I haven't worn any prescription at all in it, because they were so strong, they gave me headaches. So this time I ordered, as I usually do, just the blank lens in the bad eye, and they screwed up and put the prescription lens in. And ugh.


2005-03-23 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hmmmm. Was that hard to get used to? No prescription for that eye? I might try that. You just don't use that eye anymore? Is that it?

I'm just so happy that they fixed these latest glasses. I can look around with out getting headaches and feeling dizzy.


2005-03-23 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well, I don't use it for much, in the scheme of things. I still see with it. I can walk around with the good eye closed and not stumble over pieces of furniture. But I can't, for instance, read with it, unless my eye is shoved right up to the text, and even then it's blurry and double-visiony.


2005-03-23 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

I can keep from stumbling over furniture and my little dogs without my glasses, but everything is sooooooo blurry. I can't see people's faces without my glasses. The place where there face is is just a smear of colors until they're three or so feet away.


2005-03-23 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

With my good eye open, I'm okay to walk around, and read, and see people's faces as long as they're not more than 30 or 40 feet away. I can't see the tv (or chalkboards) well without my glasses, or read street signs easily, so I have to wear them when driving.

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2005-03-23 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

*is perv*

My favorites seem to be all the ones where they're touching each other. *g*


2005-03-23 10:56 am (UTC) (Link)

the thought occurs thast if they're giving you blinding headaches then it is, in fact,*not* the right prescription for you ...


2005-03-23 12:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Or that her eye is not used to suddenly have the correct prescription - maybe it still tries to compensate too weak glasses, which is not needed anymore, so there is overcompensation. When I get a stonger prescription I always have to get used to it.


2005-03-23 01:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

good point.


2005-03-23 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's a bit of both, I think. You're quite right that strong prescriptions always take a few days of getting used to; however this is a really strong astigmatism prescription, and even with it, my vision in that eye is only corrected to 20/70. Add that to the fact that the same (possibly a bit weaker) prescription was giving me nauseated headaches in middle and high school, which is when I stopped wearing it (I'd got contacts, and the eye doc suggested I just not get the toric contact for the astigmatic eye, since it was uber-expensive at the time, and it didn't correct that much anyway), and the new prescription is bringing back the same general feeling of urgh, and I come up with "Yeah, getting the plan lens all these years was not a bad idea."


2005-03-23 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

The current headache is kind of hard to judge by, because I have a low-grade one going continually this week, due to my neck being out of sorts.

I don't think it's the wrong prescription to correct the vision in that eye to th best they can (which is still only 20/70) but I do suspect that the side-effects of the correction aren't worth the tiny bit of alleged improvement.


2005-03-23 12:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

I don't wear glasses, so I'm no expert, but when mr. muse started wearing them it took him a few headache-making days to get used to the new prescription for his astigmatism. Not to say that what you have now might not be wrong, because that certainly happens, but it also just might take some time for you to get used to them.


2005-03-23 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, the prescription isn't wrong; it's the correct prescription for my level of astigmatism; they just put it in when they weren't supposed to, because I specifically ordered, with the eye doc's permission, a blank lens instead.

But it's uber-strong, and throws off my balance considerably, because the other eye is merely mildly nearsighted. (Which also gives the lovely "one eye is bigger than the other" effect due to the magnification of the astigmatism lens.)

It does take a few days to get used to an astigmatism prescription; it always did when I was in middle/high school and actually using the prescription. But this is beyond that, I think; I'm getting the same flickery, nauseated effect that I used to get when I'd been wearing the glasses for months.


2005-03-23 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Leonard Nimoy is one of the good guys.


2005-03-23 02:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

He is.

Also funny as hell, or at least a good enough actor to pull off funny as hll deadpan when he's playing himself in commercials.


2005-03-23 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Apparently when he did "Futurama" he pretended he wanted his dubbing scheduled so he wouldn't have to see Shatner!


2005-03-23 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, I forgot about all the Shatner and Nimoy stuff on Futurama!

I was thinking of the adverts where Shatner appears to resent being 'replaced' by Nimoy as their spokesperson, and Nimoy's all [deadpan" "Oh, hi, Bill!"


2005-03-23 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

I wish I could tell them how much I love them - but they're way beyond me now!


2005-03-23 02:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Have you seen the book _Women En Large_? It's photos of fat nude women, artistic, of this same sort. If you want, I can bring my copy to Baltimore and you can take a look (the photographer is Laurie Toby Edison, I don't know offhand if she's got an online presence).


2005-03-23 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

Not the book, but I've been to the website, where there's a gallery. I'd love to see the book, though!


2005-03-23 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Consider it brung. ;)


2005-03-23 03:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'd love to see the book too. That sounds really cool. :)


2005-03-23 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'll bring it, then. :)


2005-03-23 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

I am sorry for your eyeglass woe. I had a bit of that myself with the new glasses and contacts. Part of it was just getting used to the new prescription in the glasses, and part was the contacts being way too strong for my needs.



2005-03-23 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm playing with the prescription ones just to see if I do get used to them or not, even though I would rather in the long term have comfort than the pretty marginal improvement in vision they give me. Might as well confirm (or not) that I've been doing the right thing for me all along.