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Chesty
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Icon 1 posted March 21, 2006 08:59      Profile for Chesty         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My wifes eyes are whacky and she only wears glasses driving at night or on the computer. She is so cute when she has them on. But she's cute naked, too.

I wear glasses to see far away and I'm cute if you get far enough away.

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Chesty: First good laugh I've had today.

Good job.

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quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
While my vision is better than 20/20 as far as reading from a distance goes, I had eye operations when I was very young to repair lazy nerves.

Lazy eye? I had that as a young'un. Optometrist had my parents put a patch on my strong eye for eight hours a day in an attempt to strengthen the lazy one. I think that lasted about two weeks before they went back and said, "screw it, give the damn kid some glasses". I guess kindergarteners don't like to have half their vision gone ...

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quote:
Originally posted by magefile:
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Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
While my vision is better than 20/20 as far as reading from a distance goes, I had eye operations when I was very young to repair lazy nerves.

Lazy eye? I had that as a young'un. Optometrist had my parents put a patch on my strong eye for eight hours a day in an attempt to strengthen the lazy one. I think that lasted about two weeks before they went back and said, "screw it, give the damn kid some glasses". I guess kindergarteners don't like to have half their vision gone ...
I had surgery on both of my eyes for it.

I don't know the details -- I was too young to remember, really.

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quote:
Originally posted by magefile:
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Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
While my vision is better than 20/20 as far as reading from a distance goes, I had eye operations when I was very young to repair lazy nerves.

Lazy eye? I had that as a young'un. Optometrist had my parents put a patch on my strong eye for eight hours a day in an attempt to strengthen the lazy one. I think that lasted about two weeks before they went back and said, "screw it, give the damn kid some glasses". I guess kindergarteners don't like to have half their vision gone ...
Me, I had both the eye operation and the patches (my eyeballs were incredibly screwed up when I was tiny), so I look like a very young pirate in a lot of early pictures. [Big Grin] (It didn't completely work -- my left eye still does most of the work, but at least my right eye is straight and I can see out of it.) After the patch came off, glasses.

So, I've never minded wearing glasses, probably because I'm just so used to them by now. I may try contacts someday, but it'll be a loooong time before I'm comfortable with something so close to my eyeball.

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quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
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Originally posted by magefile:
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Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
While my vision is better than 20/20 as far as reading from a distance goes, I had eye operations when I was very young to repair lazy nerves.

Lazy eye? I had that as a young'un. Optometrist had my parents put a patch on my strong eye for eight hours a day in an attempt to strengthen the lazy one. I think that lasted about two weeks before they went back and said, "screw it, give the damn kid some glasses". I guess kindergarteners don't like to have half their vision gone ...
I had surgery on both of my eyes for it.

I don't know the details -- I was too young to remember, really.

Me too. Twice. All I remember is the darkness of the recovery room. I'm not sure it was one eye or both. No patches though. The correction didn't really work as well as they'd hoped, but they won't try again for fear of screwing me up completely. Which is fine by me.

For some reaosn my mom was really hoping lazy eye would make me incompatible with contacts. I have no idea why she thought this would be possible. It's not as if my eyes turned THAT badly.

I think there may have been a grape popsicle involved after one of the surgeries. I definitely remember a dark room and a grape popsicle and a sticker. I didn't get glasses until much, much later, when the near-sightedness kicked in.

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Xanthine wrote:
I definitely remember a dark room and a grape popsicle and a sticker.

I had a nightmare that started that way...

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I love wearing glasses, and I like contacts, too.

Glasses let me express differents styles and moods. Plus they can protect my eyes.

I have a pair of trendy "granny" style glasses. That sounds like an oxymoron, but it's not. They have clip-on sunglasses, too, for a John Lennon-like effect. I think they express my true-me. They are oval and match the shape of my bald head. When I wear them I wear my "old school" Ivy-style cap and look like a sporting gent.

Then there are my extremely hip-and-trendy wrap-around glasses. They have a wrap-around temple/brow with no frame on the sides and botttom of the lenses.They are right for hanging with my buddies in the super hip-and-trendy set. Mostly my buddies are gag writers in la-la land, who tour the chuckle-hut circuit. I don't tour any more, but it's cool to catch up and see them. And when I do, I dress accordingly. With these glasses I can wear my Ivy hat backwards, like a beret. My buddies know I'm putting them on and they are in on the joke.

I have a pair of old Bolle' glacier glasses -- the kind with the leather sides. The lenses have a very dark lenses and a 10% reflective coating. They don't have the "ya oughta grow a mullet" mirror look. But the lenses keep enough light and UV out that I can comfortably ride my motorcycle in the desert, or along the lake all day. The temples broke a couple a few years back, so I slipped a pari of "Croakies" on them, and they make great biker goggles.

I love putting these glasses on, pulling a bandana over the smooth bald dome (95% natural and 5% razor), putting on a vest or jacket on and heading out on the road.

I have contacts I wear when I play basketball, shoot pool, go on stage or want to flirt.

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I'm shocked!
My topic on glasses has grown...but I'm not complaining! [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
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Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
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Originally posted by magefile:
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Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
While my vision is better than 20/20 as far as reading from a distance goes, I had eye operations when I was very young to repair lazy nerves.

Lazy eye? I had that as a young'un. Optometrist had my parents put a patch on my strong eye for eight hours a day in an attempt to strengthen the lazy one. I think that lasted about two weeks before they went back and said, "screw it, give the damn kid some glasses". I guess kindergarteners don't like to have half their vision gone ...
I had surgery on both of my eyes for it.

I don't know the details -- I was too young to remember, really.

Me too.
Me three.

Sounds like the 'lazy eye' gene may be closely linked with the 'geek' gene.

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i had this thing where the vision dosent converge and so the picture becomes blurred. the guy said i had slightly lazy eyes and just gave me these exercises to do with a pencil and some lines on paper to get them right. They were better within the week.

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