Undertoad Tuesday May 17 12:27 PM
5/17/2005: Performance contact lenses
wolf Tuesday May 17 12:31 PM
I had been wanting to get some of those Wild Eyes contacts, but now that my astigmatism is bad enough to require toric lenses, I won't be able to do that.
elSicomoro Tuesday May 17 12:59 PM
I thought about getting contacts yesterday (got an eye exam), but IMO, they're still too much of a pain in the ass. My new glasses arrive tomorrow.
glatt Tuesday May 17 01:03 PM
chrisinhouston Tuesday May 17 02:02 PM
It's interesting that they help baseball players see the ball better. NPR had a report the other day about pro golfers who are having elective eye surgery to increase their vision to see down the green, etc. Something akin to giving their eyes a binocular like magnification effect. Apparently it is a grey area as far as the legality of it in pro golf.
dar512 Tuesday May 17 02:38 PM
wolf Tuesday May 17 03:07 PM
The length of wear depends on the type of lens. My first extended wears were 14 day disposables/7 day extended wear. When I admitted that I accidentally left them in realized I hadn't gone blind the next morning when I woke up, the doc proclaimed me ready for the one month variety. Man, they were sweet. (The doc keeps very on top of the whole "corneal health" thing, and says I'm excellent.)
wolf Tuesday May 17 03:09 PM
I can see the enhanced for baseball lenses being as much of a hindrance as a help ... lighting is so variable on a ballfield, light and shade can switch places in seconds ... you can take off sunglasses, but once the lenses are in, they're in ... yeah, yeah, you can rip them out at a moment's notice, but what if you actually need them for vision correction?
footfootfoot Friday May 20 08:45 AM
When I was younger all my girlfriends seemed to have bad eyesight (or I had a thing for girls in glasses) and they'd ask, first thing in the am, "what time is it?".
It became something that I accepted as part of everyday reality.
One morning, the first time this new girlfriend had slept over she woke up and said "Oh my god, it's nine o'clock!"
Surprised, I looked at her and asked, "how did you know what time it was?"
She gave me this concerned, am I dating a moron?, look and she said "I looked at the clock. "
dar512 Friday May 20 09:42 AM
She may not get her necktacled;
But safety pins and bassinets
Await the girl who fassinets.
Sounds like the lines have blurred. (so to speak)
footfootfoot Friday May 20 11:12 PM