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In What Distant Deeps Or Skies

weather: clear
outside: 12°C
mood: chipper
OD: -0.75
OS: -1.00

What's written on my prescription slip is OD: "-075" and OS: "-100".

Bloody Optometrist Guy. Would it kill you to put in the stinking decimal points so that I don't Google it and be all wigged out that you've declared me Totally Rock Blind?

I haven't had my eyes checked in 5 years and they haven't changed in the last 13 years. Even with the amount of monitor staring that I do for most of the day, on a daily basis, in the last 13 years.

My childhood Optometrist, Dr. Cox, said I was born slightly far-sighted. This slowly deteriorated through the homework grind and I had glasses close to the end of highschool. They make everything a little sharper, but there's not much of a difference. I can drive without them. I can see the license plate of the car in front of me while keeping my distance.

I wore them in lecture halls where even the second or third row was too far back to see clearly. But since I've left the school scene, I haven't technically needed glasses again.

</a></b></a> would like new glasses soon and I was feeling like getting another pair now that I have classes. We're entitled to something like a free eye exam and $200 (each) of gear every two years.

Poll #380842 In what distant deeps or skies // Burnt the fire of thine eyes?


Lens Type

Single Vision

Whacky eye tricks. I can:

raise my left eyebrow.
raise my right eyebrow.
raise one eyebrow then the other rapidly, in succession.
cross my eyes (and I am not naturally cross-eyed).
go wall-eyed (and I am not naturally wall-eyed).
make one eye look up and the other look down.
force my eyeballs out of their sockets like those scary people on the Guinness Book of World Records show.
do [an]other crazy eye trick[s] O_o. (Please comment).



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Nov. 8th, 2004 05:14 pm (UTC)
i don't know what my presription is. i have decent vision without my glasses. but when i close my left eye, things get fuzzy. my right eye is very weak and my left eye compensates for it.
Nov. 8th, 2004 06:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm worse in my right eye too. Maybe that's because the right one is my dominant eye...
Nov. 8th, 2004 05:41 pm (UTC)
We're entitled to something like a free eye exam and $200 (each) of gear every two years.

Wow that's really good. Is that BC's coverage? Or your company's insurance coverage?

Ontario stopped their coverage (formerly every 2 years) on Nov 1, 2004. We have to pay for eye exams. And forget any freebies on eye-gear. We never had that. (Unless you have coverage on your insurance).
Nov. 8th, 2004 06:56 pm (UTC)
It's my company's coverage, which is decent, but a nice pair of frames is already $150+. Add the lenses, add scratch resistant coating, anti-glare, feather-weights, blabbity-blabbity and it's nearly $300 all told. =P =}

I can't remember when BC ever had default vision coverage, but we've always had something through my parents' Work and only had to pay what wasn't covered.
Nov. 8th, 2004 07:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah I know what you mean. I always have to get the super thin frames because my prescription is so high. They really jack up the prices on those. My glasses are always $300+, and I only get $90 coverage on PB's insurance.

What kind of frames are you thinking of getting? :) Or 8)
Nov. 8th, 2004 07:59 pm (UTC)
I dunno!

Wanna shop for frames online for me? =) What would you get if you were getting frames?
Nov. 9th, 2004 04:41 pm (UTC)
I got these> recently (last month)! I got them in the red, but it's more like a burgundy.

What kind of frames do you want? Metal? Frameless? Plastic? My face shape tend to look good with square, thick frames, so that's what I usually go for. I also have Silhouettes frameless glasses similar to these but I look pretty horrible in them. They might work for others?
Nov. 12th, 2004 09:24 pm (UTC)
Y'know, I gave up poring over website galleries and finally went to a store today. You have to see them on you to know =} I asked the lady to just recommend something. She suggested square frames too =)

I tried one that was a thin frame. It looked generic/timeless, which is okay but they were a "back up plan", y'know? Somehow the thicker plastic frames looked better, so that's what I ended up getting =)
Nov. 13th, 2004 08:35 am (UTC)
OOoh that's great!!!!! :)
Nov. 8th, 2004 06:54 pm (UTC)
Your post just reminded me I have a check up soon. I don't have contact lenses or else I'd answer the other questions. I'll be going to the eye doctor this month (hopefully) to get them. (I'm far-sighted, by the way)

But... the crazy eye trick I can do is make them shake/vibrate. *laughs* I don't do it often, but it's different.
Nov. 8th, 2004 07:00 pm (UTC)
make them shake/vibrate

Wow. =O =D Don't you wish there were a place on resumes for fun tricks like that? "Vibrate eyeballs", "do splits with toes". =)
Nov. 8th, 2004 07:15 pm (UTC)
hey, I can make them vibrate too! I've never heard of anybody else doing that!

Got all the #s - just started a new pair of disposable contacts today. Let's just say that my vision isn't as good as yours, though it's been steady for a *very* long time.

...you can do splits with your toes?!!
Nov. 8th, 2004 08:05 pm (UTC)
...you can do splits with your toes?!!

Not all the way anymore. When I was little, I used to split my big toe and the rest of my toes. It used to freak out all the grown-ups who would think that I broke my foot =D =D

I freak people out now by scrunching all my toes under and standing on them. And I do it totally unconsciously when I'm barefoot too! The Husband absolutely HATES looking down and seeing two little stubs =D
Nov. 8th, 2004 08:20 pm (UTC)
I freak people out now by scrunching all my toes under and standing on them.

I do that too - it's my favorite place to carry tension. Favorite of many, my new chiropractor would say! ;-)
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Nov. 9th, 2004 12:16 am (UTC)
My other trick is that I have double jointed elbows, which occasionally freaks people out at the gym when I do pectoral flies.

See, my Empathy Knees don't go off as long as I know it doesn't hurt you either =D
Nov. 8th, 2004 08:04 pm (UTC)
Lacking my prescription card "ish" means +/- about 0.5 or so. Still, when it's around -5 or -6, I have to get the high-index, or else my glasses become bulletproof goggles. Bloody astigmatism, too.

My parents and I learned that I needed glasses in third grade, when I couldn't do a "copy from the blackboard" assignment. And I didn't speak up, or ask to go to the front of the classroom to get a better look. Oops. We probably went to the eye doctor that same week.
Nov. 8th, 2004 09:22 pm (UTC)
We probably went to the eye doctor that same week.

And, empirically, trees had leaves again =) Well, until in Discrete Mathematics when you had to prove it by induction. =D
Nov. 8th, 2004 09:50 pm (UTC)
My parents and I learned that I needed glasses in third grade

Same thing happened to me. I insisted that I could just always sit close to the board, thus, relieving me of needing glasses. My parents made me to the doc, and I got a pair, and on the way home, I looked at a street sign and said "Wow! I didn't know those things had words on them!!!" My mom felt really bad for not noticing sooner. XD
Nov. 8th, 2004 09:12 pm (UTC)
Not sure what all of your abbreviations are (perhaps "Oculo Dextro" and "Oculo Sinistro" for OD/OS?)

But I think I'm -0.5 on the left and +0.75(ish) on the right, and my right eye has some cylinder, too, but I don't remember how much.

Something like that.

I used to wear glasses only in class, but now I wear them pretty much all the time.
Nov. 8th, 2004 09:19 pm (UTC)
"Oculo Dextro" and "Oculo Sinistro"

Ah, that makes sense. OD is "right eye" and OS is "left eye". "Sinistro" must be "left" because of the way they used to think of left-handedness.
Nov. 8th, 2004 09:32 pm (UTC)
"Sinistro" must be "left" because of the way they used to think of left-handedness.

*nods* though the transfer of meaning was the other way around, of course (i.e. it meant "left" first and "sinister" later).

And I could well be wrong about the exact endings; I never learned Latin.
Nov. 9th, 2004 12:18 am (UTC)
I've also seen "dexter" and "sinister"...
Nov. 8th, 2004 09:44 pm (UTC)
Ha, I am the blindest of them all.
Nov. 12th, 2004 09:25 pm (UTC)
Heehee, minigoth is giving you a run for your money! =D
Nov. 12th, 2004 10:08 pm (UTC)
Ack! :)
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