glasses update

Nov. 3rd, 2006 09:54 am
arguchik: (polar)
wow. i'm completely amazed at what a difference these glasses are making in my life. i don't fall asleep on my books anymore. i can concentrate on a text more fully and for longer periods of time--i.e. my eyes don't wander from the text as often, so i'm getting more reading done, absorbing more from it, and enjoying it more.

my eye doc was right. i had no idea how much i was working to focus, before. when i put my glasses on, it actually feels as if they are massaging my eye muscles. of course there are still problems: they constantly slide down my nose (i've had them adjusted at the eyeglasses store twice, and will be going back for a third adjustment on saturday); they are always smudged and also difficult to clean; and walking around in the pouring rain yesterday was a pain in the ASS because glasses covered with water droplets are a major detriment to vision, thus to navigating a world full of other bodies that don't like being run into (as well as objects i don't want to run into, and cars that i don't want running into me).

when the conditions are right, though, the glasses are a godsend. viva la vision!

four eyes

Oct. 10th, 2006 06:47 pm
arguchik: (tipsy)
got my new glasses today. i was supposed to get them last week, but when they came in the first time there was apparently something wrong with the lenses, so they sent them back to be re-lensed. they came in again today, and i picked them up on my way home from work, yay! new costume, new costume! i already got gazed at and flirted with as i walked home from the glasses store. :-)

so the new specs are very cute, catty half-frames in a deep-ish red, not scarlet but not oxblood or burgundy either. my roommate, who is a visual artist and thus an expert authority on these things, called the color "dark cherry candy." they are dark enough that they won't clash with my non-red clothing, i think. the cool part is that the frames are actually two colors of plastic layered together. the outside layer is a translucent red, and the inside layer is a marble-y pearl. anyway, i like them! i can't post a pic yet because i don't have a digital camera, but i will soon. i'm definitely buying one before the michigan trip, which happens 10/24-10/31.

so i think my eyes are trying to fight the lenses. i have been wearing them for about 2 hours now, and my eyes feel weird and tired.

i am assured this is normal, and should go away within a week.

on a related note, does anyone have digital camera recommendations--both for the actual hunk of electronic gadgetry i should buy, and where i should or should not buy it? i'm thinking of just going to the UW bookstore because then i could use my UW bookstore charge card, and rack up some more patronage refund dough.

eye doc

Sep. 28th, 2006 02:27 pm
arguchik: (tipsy)
today i visited the optometrist for the first time since late 1999 or early 2000. turns out i still have better than 20/20 vision (it's 20/15). *but*--i have to work harder to focus now than i did when i was younger, so i'm straining my eyes.

the prescription? a pretty new pair of glasses for me. yay! i've never had glasses before...unless you count the reading glasses i had in 8th grade, which i never wore...

it was sooooo fun trying on frames. mine will be red, believe it or not. i didn't expect to like the red ones best, but i did. the style is a slighty catty half-frame. very librarian.

i hope i don't get tired of them.

when i get them (next week wednesday or thursday) i'll post a pic.
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