January 16, 2019

And Then This Happened

Art by Mocha

My life is over.
Everything was for naught.
Hope has left the building.

I've been prescribed....TRIFOCALS.

Good lord I'm old. 
I picked up my prescription today on the way to school discovered the complete bizarre effects of having three different views of the world competing for my attention and going in and out of focus. 

On the other hand, I saw in startling clarity the license plates of the cars I almost rear ended. 

I also discovered that the Japanese publishing industry has NOT phased out furigana. This will make things much easier in my dotage. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 10:42 PM | Comments (9) | Add Comment
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1 Bifocal prescription safety glasses here, with removable side shields. Used to have the "Transitions" lenses, but they actually have to screw up the close prescription to make that work, leaving you with only a small spot that isn't distorted. Got regular bifocals this time. Much better.

Posted by: Mauser at Wed Jan 16 23:46:34 2019 (Ix1l6)

2 Cool!  You're only five or six years behind me...

Posted by: Wonderduck at Wed Jan 16 23:49:22 2019 (PzbzM)

3 I've got progressive bifocals and I'm not sure I like them much. I get a lot of eyestrain from various screens...

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Thu Jan 17 04:31:49 2019 (v29Tn)

4 I'm just getting three different pairs of glasses.  This clearly proves I am not old.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thu Jan 17 06:56:49 2019 (PiXy!)

5 Progressive trifocals here, but the place I went screwed up the last set.  Twice.

Posted by: ubu at Thu Jan 17 07:25:07 2019 (UlsdO)

6 I have driving glasses and kanji glasses. I also have a pair of Foster Grant Multi-Focus cheaters that I bought at an airport that range from 0.5 to 1.0, which come in handy for late-night reading. (I haven't seen these in stores outside of airports, oddly enough)


Posted by: J Greely at Thu Jan 17 17:36:13 2019 (LGSd2)

7 Yeah, the Progressiveness is not worth it. At least if you have any astigmatism.

Posted by: Mauser at Thu Jan 17 22:03:24 2019 (Ix1l6)

8 I got progressive trifocals last year, and I've had near-constant eyestrain ever since. I imagine next year I'll go to some basic bifocals.

Posted by: Ben at Fri Jan 18 13:22:12 2019 (yXPNh)

9 I'm still getting by with cheaters.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Fri Jan 18 13:33:10 2019 (LZ7Bg)

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