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OldAlias
Nov 2, 2013

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its been a few years so I should prolly get my eyes checked out again. my vision certainly hasnt gotten better with time, so my script prolly needs updating. could use some new glasses too. just need to find a place that does direct billing to my plan ideally

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AnimeIsTrash
Jun 30, 2018
Probation
Can't post for 13 hours!
i dont think i have had my eyes diluted in years, tehy always use the machines

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

classic case of pineapple derangement syndrome

Sagebrush posted:

last time i went to the eye doctor they wanted to charge me 70 bucks for the digital camera thing, and i asked if it was better, and the doctor (perhaps out of pride) said that the traditional method where she dilates and examines your eyes with the magnifying thing was perfectly good. so i just did that. whatever

yeah but then you gotta have some rear end in a top hat shining blinding painful lights into your eyes for 10 minutes and then have your eyes dilated for the rest of the day

worth $70 imo

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




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Yeah it was $39 extra for me and i drove an impractical car to the appointment, so the traditional dilate and wait wasn't an option

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

rotor posted:


worth $70 imo

gently caress no. 10 minutes of bright lights vs 5 banhs mi from Dinosaurs? Not even a debate

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

classic case of pineapple derangement syndrome

Sagebrush posted:

gently caress no. 10 minutes of bright lights vs 5 banhs mi from Dinosaurs? Not even a debate

idk man for me that poo poo is super painful, shining super bright lights in my eyes when i can't blink is some marathon man type poo poo for me

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




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the last time i got the bright lights thing they were all "ok call a cab but also here are these cardboard sunglasses, what you do from here is your choice" and i just put those on and drove loving BLIND three miles home and then crawled into my bedroom cave after parking my car sideways

OldAlias
Nov 2, 2013

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I picked out my glasses when I was dilated so Im glad they look good cuz I couldnt really tell

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

lol i love the blinded from light feeling it gives ya

wvery year or so they photo my retinas and compare records? damage to retinal vasculature is a proxy for microvascular damage across the whole body and they use it to see how hosed up you are

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




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Yeah the doc was explaining what he was seeing (pretty good) and the warning signs (if your vessels look like shiny copper wire, time for a doc appointment) and the danger signs (you've got blood clots, we're calling an ambulance to the Target right now). it was very interesting

RokosCockatrice
Feb 19, 2004

I have a lot of points to make and I will make them later.
the best part is being unable to read. phone goes into the back pocket and doesn't get looked at til tomorrow.

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

classic case of pineapple derangement syndrome

RokosCockatrice posted:

the best part is being unable to read. phone goes into the back pocket and doesn't get looked at til tomorrow.

alone with your thoughts

FMguru
Sep 10, 2003

peed on;
sexually

rotor posted:

alone with your thoughts

Roosevelt
Jul 18, 2009

I'm looking for the man who shot my paw.



rotor posted:

idk man for me that poo poo is super painful, shining super bright lights in my eyes when i can't blink is some marathon man type poo poo for me

i posted some months back about having cataracts removed and receiving intraocular lenses, and staring into that operating lamp while the doc poked at my eyeballs felt like being an underground robocop test subject or something

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

classic case of pineapple derangement syndrome

Roosevelt posted:

i posted some months back about having cataracts removed and receiving intraocular lenses, and staring into that operating lamp while the doc poked at my eyeballs felt like being an underground robocop test subject or something

jesus christ that sounds god-awful

git apologist
Jun 4, 2003


i like my rear end and tiddies thoughts tbh

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

git apologist posted:

i like my rear end and tiddies thoughts tbh

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004



i hate bright lights. bright lights mean spots of hosed up vision that are very similar to migraine scintillating scotoma. and sometimes the bright lights seem to cause migraines on their own, though it could just be one getting caught up in the effects of the other. looking at bright lights is the worst.

i also have pretty crummy vision, so like to have a lot of light when i'm reading/soldering/whatever. balancing these two things can be somewhat interesting.

tk
Dec 10, 2003

Nap Ghost

Roosevelt posted:

i posted some months back about having cataracts removed and receiving intraocular lenses, and staring into that operating lamp while the doc poked at my eyeballs felt like being an underground robocop test subject or something

Watching my wifes lasik surgery was wild. Luckily I have no use for it but not sure I could handle that.

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




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tk posted:

Watching my wifes lasik surgery was wild.

lolling at "put another stitch in for me, doc" in this context

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011
my new optometrist said my prescription is almost twice as strong as it needs to be and the prescription she recommended definitely seems better than what i've been using (-1.25 to -0.75).

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011
getting 20/20 vision before age 40 through sheer tyranny of will. :hai:

Smythe
Oct 12, 2003

no meds = f4
i read somewhere that u can exercise your eyeballs by focusing and unfocusing on something over and over and it can help your vision. unknown if this is true.

Roosevelt
Jul 18, 2009

I'm looking for the man who shot my paw.



Smythe posted:

i read somewhere that u can exercise your eyeballs by focusing and unfocusing on something over and over and it can help your vision. unknown if this is true.

that's what i do at work all day and i can't see poo poo

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

post hole digger posted:

getting 20/20 vision before age 40 through sheer tyranny of will. :hai:

my prescription has also gotten weaker since i was a teenager.

the doctor says this is because my eye muscles are wearing out and they can't overcompensate as hard as they used to. so while my natural vision is better, it's actually a bad thing! :sun:

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011
that tears it. tomorrow Im going to stare at the sun to remind my idiot eyes whos boss.

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
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shit wizard dad

post hole digger posted:

that tears it. tomorrow Im going to stare at the sun to remind my idiot eyes whos boss.

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004


alpha energy

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
GOTH FASCISTIC
PAIN
MASTER




shit wizard dad

Getting ready for Saturday as per usual

https://twitter.com/oldweirdbritain/status/1662458079718326275

edit: just in case you were wondering

quote:

On Sunday you must wear a purple robe, a tiara, and golden bracelets; you must arrange about the altar or
tripod, garlands of laurel, heliotrope, or sunflower; you must use as a fumigating incense cinnamon,
frankincense, saffron, and red sandal−wood; you require at your right hand a golden wand set with a ruby or
a chrysolite; and your operations must be carried out between one hour past midnight up to eight in the
morning, or between three in the afternoon and ten in the evening.

On Monday you should wear a white robe with silver ornaments, with a collar of three rows consisting of
pearls, crystals, and selenites; a tiara yellow with the letters of Gabriel in silver. The proper perfumes are
those of camphor, white sandalwood, amber, and cucumber seeds; the garlands for the altar should be of
armoise (query, mugwort, artemisia), evening primrose, and yellow ranunculus. Avoid with care anything of
black colour; use no cup or vessel of gold, silver only, or clear white china or pottery. The same hours as
before mentioned for the Sun, but use rather the night hours.

On Tuesday the colour of the robe should be fiery, or rusty, or of blood colour, with a girdle and bracelets of
steel; the wand should be of magnetised steel; a sword may also be used and a consecrated dagger; garlands
of absinth and rue; an amethyst and steel ring on the finger should also be worn.

On Wednesday the robe should be green or of shot silk many tinted; the necklet of pearls, or of glass beads
containing mercury; the perfumes are benzoin, myrrh, and storax; the flowers for the garlands are the
narcissus, lily, the annual or perennial mercurialis, fumitory, or marjoram; the precious stone is the agate.

On Thursday the robe of scarlet, a lamen of tin upon the forehead, bearing the symbol of Jupiter and the three
words Giazar of Fire, Bethor of Water, and Samgabiel, also fiery; the perfumes for incense, ambergris,
cardamon, grains of paradise, balm, mace, and saffron. The ring should contain an emerald or a sapphire; the
garlands of oak, poplar, fig−tree, or pomegranate; the wand of glass or resin. The robe should be made of
wool or silk.

On Friday the robe of azure blue, its decorations of green or rose colour, the wand of polished copper; the
perfumes are musk, civet, and amber; crown of violets; garlands of roses interspersed with boughs of myrtle
and olive; the ring ornamented by a turquoise. Lapis lazuli and beryl should decorate the crown or diadem.
The operator should hold a fan formed of swan's feathers, and should wear around his loins a circlet, being a
copper plate on which is engraved Anael, with its sigil, and on a circle surrounding these the words Ave
Evah; Vade Lilith.

Tuesday best day imo :madmax:

NoneMoreNegative fucked around with this message at 15:23 on May 27, 2023

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
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PAIN
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shit wizard dad

Kinda tempted ngl



https://www.brownobservablephenomena.info/

distortion park
Apr 25, 2011


Got new glasses, a woman at my co-working space said that they suited me (yay) and that they suited my job (i'm a software developer)

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

So she was calling you a nerd

ADINSX
Sep 9, 2003

Wanna run with my crew huh? Rule cyberspace and crunch numbers like I do?

Sagebrush posted:

So she was calling you a nerd

those are the worst burns, the ones that you only realize days or weeks later

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
GOTH FASCISTIC
PAIN
MASTER




shit wizard dad

Analytic Engine
May 18, 2009

not the analytical engine
babby's first glasses in my 30s

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Lol @ recommending high index for 0.25 and plano.

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




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od and os stand for oculus dexter and oculus sinister because doctors hate left-hand anything

Armitag3
Mar 15, 2020

Forget it Jake, it's cybertown.

Analytic Engine posted:

babby's first glasses in my 30s



recently got my own pair for slight nearsightedness too
:hifive;

distortion park
Apr 25, 2011


Is -0.25 even noticeable? I think my first prescription was like -1.5 (and thankfully hasn't got much worse since)

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Analytic Engine
May 18, 2009

not the analytical engine

Jonny 290 posted:

The tech is really cool, they are all super computery now. I didn't want to get my pupils dilated so they used the Expensive Camera With Additional Charges, and then the doc spent like ten minutes with me panning and zooming around some, gosh they must have been 20k x 15k pixel superzoom pictures of my retinas. It was so neat, my optic nerve was right there, you could see the individual blood vessels etc. i probably annoyed him with all my geeking out over it

I paid extra for the Eye Blaster, was worth it

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