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I love new glasses. Everything that's been blurry becomes clear, whole new vistas open up even though I'm in the same places I've been in for years.

It's like that moment in a story when suddenly you notice the background details that have been there all along, just meaningless (but pretty) local color. Before they were fuzzy and random, only noticed if some bit of movement or a virtual spotlight highlighted them. Suddenly, the picture is clear and the details stand out on their own, because they matter, because their presence or absence makes a difference.

Except, of course, in the real world, the suddenly-noticed presence of a billboard covered with insipid abstract art and depressingly realistic (and huge) beer cans really doesn't matter and has no significance whatsoever to my personal story arc.


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Nov. 21st, 2013 02:00 pm (UTC)
Congrats on new glasses! If you've gone without for a while, new glasses are an almost life-changing event, aren't they?

(I'm working through my family one member at a time to get everyone new glasses. My daughter and youngest son now have them and they see the world completely differently...literally.)
Nov. 21st, 2013 02:08 pm (UTC)
BTW, put off cataract surgery as long as you can.
Not that you were asking my advice.

It's my impression you've always been a woman of vision,
and I'm glad that vision is clear...
Nov. 22nd, 2013 03:23 pm (UTC)
You have cataracts? I did too--bad ones that came up fast. But agreed, if you're still doing well with lenses, go with that.

When the time comes you'll know it, and rest assured it's the most statistically successful and shortest surgery with the shortest recovery you'll ever have. I went to work the next day after each of mine. In my far eye (right eye), I have generally 20/20, and 20/15 on a good day.

My left eye is my close-up eye because of the scleral buckle installed to save my retina, which was triggered by a particularly bad vitreous detachment, and possibly not connected with the cataract surgery since I have the propensity for retinal detachment due to my life-long gross myopia.

Cataract surgery in the hands of a good surgeon (mine) was the best thing I ever did for my eyes.
Nov. 22nd, 2013 04:11 pm (UTC)
I was just assuming that everyone does sooner or later.
I had a vitreotomy on good friday this year,
after a retinal detachment the day before,
and while the retinal detachment might have happened anyway,
cataract surgery and capsulotomy increase the risk.
Nov. 21st, 2013 05:23 pm (UTC)
new glasses are so awesome
Nov. 21st, 2013 09:21 pm (UTC)
I had a similar experience when I got my hearing aid.
Nov. 25th, 2013 01:36 pm (UTC)
Woo-hoo! Do you get the thing where the ground tilts a bit?
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