Eyesight revisited. (in Off-topic)


AdminG Beee September 14 2009 4:34 PM EDT

Remember this thread? It motivated me to post (like anyone else cares true enough...) about my experience today.

Almost three years since my last check-up so I went to the opticians today.

Summary: After almost 23 years of wearing glasses the optician told me it was time for me to stop wearing them as my eyes are now straining to compensate for the weak prescription that I currently have.

I'm now free from the spectacles and feeling decidedly weird as a result. I keep attempting to push my (now not there) glasses up my nose.
More worryingly I'm concerned people will start to recognise that I'm actually Superman...

FailBoat[SG] September 14 2009 4:36 PM EDT

So, whats interesting is that its been about a decade since I got my glasses. And I've never gone in to have them checked up on again. But I'm going on Wednesday so I'll totally be snatching your thread then to let you know what happened to me.

AdminShade September 14 2009 4:36 PM EDT

Wow Geee, I'm amazed. That is wonderful news, because of my optical laser surgery, in which I now am free of contact lenses or glasses, you now also walk the lands without them.

I thought I was the only Superman but I was mistaken ;)

Gratz!

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] September 14 2009 4:37 PM EDT

So...you actually, suddently see better?

Were you bitten by a radioactive falcon or something like that recently? It might explain your condition.

Lochnivar September 14 2009 4:41 PM EDT

don't we have an optometrist kicking around CB for just such questions?

AdminG Beee September 14 2009 4:46 PM EDT

Nope wasn't bitten :)
My last 3 prescriptions over the past 6 years or so have gotten progressively weaker until today.
I actually read one of the letter boards and was able to complete the 1st, 2nd and part of the 3rd rows. Optician told me that the first row was equivalent to 20/20 so I'm a little better than that now.

He expects me to be needing reading glasses within the next few years, but meanwhile has asked me to do without.

Who says it's all downhill after 40. :D

No more rain smudged glasses out on the golf course either - bonus !

Lochnivar September 14 2009 4:49 PM EDT

So what are you going to blame the spectacularly errant tee shots on now then Beee?

Self improvement is all well and good but people will now expect more of you, bet ya didn't think of that eh?

oh, and congrats btw :-)

QBJohnnywas September 14 2009 5:02 PM EDT

Have you been drinking less over the years mate? Or perhaps more....

QBsutekh137 September 14 2009 5:10 PM EDT

You give me hope! I have not needed a new prescription in years now, and was expecting things to level off (I had heard the eye lenses naturally re-shapen with age in a way that fights myopia).

Sadly, I have seen the future, and that will be bifocals (both parents have them). But maybe I will have a time in between of not needing any changes.

I know my eyes won't get good enough to not wear glasses, though -- still can't see the big top "E" on US eye charts. I only know it's an "E" 'cause it's always an "E". *smile*

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] September 14 2009 6:09 PM EDT

Congrats! Sometimes corrective lenses do what their names suggest.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 14 2009 6:15 PM EDT

Big GZ from a fellow spec wearer! ;)

QBRanger September 14 2009 6:16 PM EDT

Lasix good.

No, Lasix GREAT!!!

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] September 15 2009 7:09 AM EDT

now if your vision would improve enough so that you can go without those x-ray specs! ; )
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