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Neuroses - A little less than a happy high
komos
komos
Neuroses
Here we come to the end of the work week, and I've been wearing my glasses more often than not. I've even started getting used to seeing them on my face and, to an extent, how I see differently than when I'm bare-eyed. Today, though, they're making me feel a little claustrophobic. It's almost as though I can't get them clean enough and I'm looking at everything through a fog - despite knowing that I'm seeing more clearly with them on than off. The result has been a constant fidgeting and a nagging fear that something has gone horribly wrong.

What say you? Am I just becoming ocd?
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komos From: komos Date: April 13th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tuesday, someone asked me if I had gotten a haircut.
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teddywookie From: teddywookie Date: April 13th, 2007 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your eyes move, but the focal point of your glasses do not. It's kind of a clumsy hack. Also, if you're one of the two or three percent of humans born with minutely uneven ears there's that, too.
komos From: komos Date: April 13th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
So, are contacts superior for being able to adapt to the way your eyes move?

Oh yeah, I've got the uneven ears going. I'm workin' that angle hard.
teddywookie From: teddywookie Date: April 13th, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
They really are. I remember trying them out after ten years of glasses. "Holy expletive peripheral vision," I remember thinking. But they're a hassle for lots of reasons. I'm glasses again.
esmerel From: esmerel Date: April 13th, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
You can get your glasses adjusted to compensate (it's a big problem in my family also =) )

And me, I swear by my contacts. I HAAAATE not having contacts. Hate. :)

But seriously. Poorly adjusted glasses really make things uncomfortable. Realize though, that it's going to take time to get used to them :) It takes me 3-4 days or more to get used to a new prescription in general.
komos From: komos Date: April 13th, 2007 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm at 3-4 days and my eyes picked today to rebel. Maybe I'll take a walk up to the optometrist's if I'm still having troubles over the weekend.
schizohedron From: schizohedron Date: April 14th, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Couldn't hurt. Generally they want to know about any discomfort. Might just be you're still breaking them in.

Maybe you're just feeling different b/c you're not squinting as much? Sometimes we do that so reflexively, that when we're no longer doing it, it feels odd. A friend of mine noticed, in '96 while we were roommates, how much I was craning forward and squinting to read midsized TV text. When I asked him why a woman would have the name "Progy" (the text onscreen was "Peggy"), I knew then I had to get reexamined pronto.
futurenurselady From: futurenurselady Date: April 13th, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Often, I wish eyeglasses had windshield wipers.

But I am silly, and wait what's that shiny thing over there?....
komos From: komos Date: April 14th, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can see how that'd be useful.

Wait, where?
bombardiette From: bombardiette Date: April 25th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I stumbled here after disappointment at having the LAN Nazis strip whatever it was you posted in davis_square, the ensuing comments and curiosity to see if I could glean what it might possibly have been.

The few posts I scrolled through made me smile and slightly brightened my day. Your profile made me chuckle.

Having said that, if it makes you feel a little less OCD, I've had glasses that I rarely wear for years, but lately, I've had to don them at the computer at work. I've had the same foggy experiences today so either we're both becoming OCD at the same time (highly unlikely) or there is a mysterious fof in the air that has targeted all glasses-wearing people.

Would you mind if I added you on as a friend? We share the same neighborhood as well.
komos From: komos Date: April 25th, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
There are two animated shorts depicting cyclists with superiority complexes.

I think I was suffering a bit of eye strain that was caused as much by staring at the screen as by the glasses. I've gotten differing opinions as to whether it's just my adjusting to them or it's that there's something wrong, but I am going back to make sure I've the right 'scrip.

Add away.
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