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Posted on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Dave!For over a year now I've had some problems reading things up close and working on my laptop any time it's higher than my actual lap. Things then to go a little blurry, and I thought it might be because my eyes were deteriorating. So I bought a pair of reading glasses and use them from time to time... usually when my eyes get tired. But they're kind of a pain in the ass when I'm used to wearing contacts, and have even been responsible for me almost dying.

So this morning when I went in for my annual eye exam, I asked about it.

My doctor says that my close-up is actually pretty good, and it really shouldn't be necessary for me to go bi yet (as in bifocal glasses). But, in order to humor me, she let me try a pair of these nifty new contact lenses that are magical and all multi-focal and stuff. How they work is actually very cool, as each lens is "zoned" for different functions...

MultiFocal Lens Graphic

How my eye figures out where to look through each lens is a total mystery to me, but Bausch & Lomb has a cool demo to explain the logic. All I know is that they really work, and I am hopeful that I can get used to wearing them because they are just that sweet.

Now all I need is a flying car and my life will be complete.

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  1. Jeff says:

    I just saw these on TV today and wondered “How the hell do these work?”. Dave comes to the rescue and POW! a link to knowledge.

    Too bad I don’t wear contacts and my eyesight is shit. I guess it’s time to go bi.

    Let’s see me getting that one past the wife.

  2. Lynda says:

    I thought the same thing today when I went to the eye doctor, but I can’t use the OTC glasses because things aren’t that fuzzy, and I can’t wear contacts.

    So I got two pairs of glasses.

  3. Sybil Law says:

    Wow! That’s pretty freaking cool! You’re practically bionic!!!

  4. B.E. Earl says:

    Every once in a while I look at the calendar and I get pissed that we don’t have flying cars yet.

    That really bugs me.

  5. Steve Ananian says:

    We are the same age. You have done well to last this long; my near vision went right at 40. Keep us posted on whether those multifocal contacts really work.

    Steve the dentist

  6. Etienne says:

    When I got mine there really wasn’t any adjustment time for me at all. It was like my vision was all of a sudden 20 years younger in an instant.

  7. Sarah says:

    My friend has those and she’s still getting used to them. It’s kind of funny because at any given moment I can just push her and she falls over.

    I am really not a nice friend, apparently.

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