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Monday, December 20th, 2010

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9:40a
Well, Now I've Gone and Done It (Lenses, Day 2)

I voted with my impatience and decided to go ahead and do the lens thing. Even if this turns out to have been a poor choice, at least this time I won't regret procrastinating it for another year when I had a chance to do it.

Yesterday wasn't too bad. I awoke with kind of mediocre vision, but good enough that I could be fairly functional for an hour or so before it really got to me, then switched into some glasses which we believe to be -2.0 diopters. I didn't do too much that involved reading, because I spent a fair amount of the day with pretty blurry vision, but I could mostly get by. It was actually less bad than I expected.

This morning marks day two. My eyes are now uneven, with (surprisingly) the right eye having significantly better vision than the left. I'm typing uncorrected right now, and I know that I'm primarily using my right eye for reading, which is kind of uncomfortable and probably going to lead to a lot of strain and headaches, especially since my vision is a bit blurry even in that eye. It also will make switching to low-power glasses awkward, because the ones I have at these powers are balanced between the eyes, and I probably need something in the -2 to -3 range in the left, and probably only about a -1 in the right right now.

Hopefully as things get worse they'll also even out, but today's likely to be a day for a lot of radio or mindless TV or such that don't really require a lot of looking at things, or something.

Whee!


Originally posted at http://marcmagus.dreamwidth.org/145591.html. (comment count unavailable comment[s]|comment there)
9:49a
Lenses: Background for the Confused

I can already feel the blank stares of the people who haven't known me in one of my prior lens-wearing periods and haven't discussed these things with any of the fairly small number of other people out there who use them. So here's the background on what's going on.

Nifty things you can do to eyeballs using rigid gas permeable lenses...Collapse )

In summary: they can do really cool things with rigid lenses to make your eyes work better even when the lenses are out, and you don't have to worry about them screwing up with a laser and making things both worse and uncorrectable. (They've probably improved that failure rate enough I should look into it again, but when it was new those numbers weren't making me happy.)


Originally posted at http://marcmagus.dreamwidth.org/145685.html. (comment count unavailable comment[s]|comment there)

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