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