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Jul. 23rd, 2005 | 01:58 pm
music: R.E.M. - Carnival of Sorts

I got new contact lenses, and my left eye has significantly more astigmatism. I have the new lenses in today for the first time, and man is it ever weird. My best guess is that, for the past two years or so, my brain has increasingly learned to ignore the signal from my left eye.

I got a special type of lens for the left eye that physically corrects the distortion, so it's as if my left eye is suddenly normal again. But my brain doesn't trust it yet. So it's actually not focusing unless I actively will it to. But with both eyes open, I'm not succeeding at willing the left eye to focus. It's as if my brain is saying, what? and goes on using the signal from the right eye. If I cover my right eye and look intently with the left, everything focuses super-sharp and I can see the leaves on the trees perfectly.

As an experiment, I've fashioned a sleeping mask into an eyepatch and am wearing it over my right eye (Arrr!) -- and my brain's all like, "Aaaagh! I can't see! WTF?! get it off me! It's dark in here!" and I'm all like, "look over here, silly! you can see fine! look!". It's been at least 15 minutes now and we still can't agree on this.

Or, it could just be an incorrect prescription. It's happened before.

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JP Sugarbroad

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from: taral
date: Jul. 23rd, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC)
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Nah, that's normal. Give it a week, you'll be fine.

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Jul. 23rd, 2005 10:29 pm (UTC)
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hooray! i will not die of the death!

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JP Sugarbroad

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from: taral
date: Jul. 24th, 2005 12:48 am (UTC)
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It will not kill you with death.

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Darlig Ulv Stranden

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from: she_flies
date: Jul. 23rd, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I know people who have torques and other special lenses and they say it takes a few days to a couple of weeks the first time they put them in.

But, I like your solution ;) If you wear a bandana and breeches I just might not be able to contain myself :P

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Triple Entendre

As Groucho would say

from: triple_entendre
date: Jul. 23rd, 2005 08:20 pm (UTC)
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and If *I* wore a bandanna and breeches, I might not to be able to contain myself.

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Darlig Ulv Stranden

Re: As Groucho would say

from: she_flies
date: Jul. 23rd, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)
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But what an elephant was doing in my bandana, I'll never know.

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Triple Entendre

Re: As Groucho would say

from: triple_entendre
date: Jul. 23rd, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC)
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bwahaha!

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Jul. 23rd, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
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p.s. - you mean toric lenses. torque lenses, ouch.

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Darlig Ulv Stranden

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from: she_flies
date: Jul. 24th, 2005 12:25 am (UTC)
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And THAT is the kinda shit that happens when I am trying to do too many things at once. And doing too many things at once is why I am in a ton of pain (see journal). I become scatterbrained and start malapropping.

But- yeah - they would make great torture devices!

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Darlig Ulv Stranden

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from: she_flies
date: Jul. 24th, 2005 12:29 am (UTC)
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Ps. http://www.livejournal.com/users/ladystorm/63239.html
5 Favorite Things Meme ;)

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from: marconiplein
date: Jul. 23rd, 2005 08:16 pm (UTC)
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i love it when you argue with yourself! you are awesome.

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Jul. 23rd, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
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i can't argue with that! but it takes one to know one.

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spacellama

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from: spacellama
date: Jul. 24th, 2005 12:16 am (UTC)
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Sounds groovily piratey.

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heatherness

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from: kukiri
date: Jul. 24th, 2005 02:51 am (UTC)
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It's so fun reading your inner dialogue. :) And seriously...get a parrot. It'll help.

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Kira

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from: kirakira
date: Jul. 24th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC)
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I had to wear an eye patch when I was 2. I didn't like it very much and always pulled it off. My mom used about a mile of tape to attach it to my head and then I convinced the dog to slobber on me and help me pull it off. So I've been there, albeit long, long ago.

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