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Thursday April 28, 2005
02:52 PM

why are the letters blurry?

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In a continuing effort to remind me of my own mortality, nature has begun to screw with my eyesight. Staring at a computer screen or reading for long periods of time has become a positive irritation. Because I'm cheap and in denial, I picked up a pair of $10 reading glasses at the local pharmacy. While ill-fitting and ugly, these glasses do seem to help somewhat. So at some point, I'm just going to have to suck it up and get fitted for a pair of Real Glasses ().

Damn you, second law of thermodynamics!

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  • I got Lasik surgery [] back in the summer of 99, which ended my 30 year stint as a glasses/contacts wearer. And 6 years later, my eyesight is still perfect, but when I'm in a dark room, I find I'm holding the fine print just a little farther from my eyes. Oops. Nature is calling!

    Luckily, my dialed-in vision accidentally worked out to be 0 in the left eye, and about 3/4 diopter nearsighted on the right eye... so in essence, I have a built-in bifocal correction, as long as I don't need to see stereo. That'

    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
  • Just be glad you're not Dolly Parton, who once said "In the end, gravity wins."