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20 June 2007 @ 09:04 pm
I don't think they're supposed to do that... :)  
Left work at 4, and it was a good thing too. One of the lights was out on Sepulveda on the way home and it took foreeever to get home. I had just enough time to run inside and change cloths before driving over to the optometrist place, arriving there right at 5.

So i got my eyes all checked out. Apparently my peripheral vision is fine and my eyes have good pressure and stuff and are all around healthy. They are however slightly worse than they were the last time i got my eyesight checked eight or nine(?) years ago. Though for some reason when the optometrist was scanning my glasses she thought i had an astigmatism, but i didn't remember having one, and when she checked my eyes i didn't have one, so either whatever machine she used to test my glasses was out of whack or my glasses are somehow out of whack. Or i suppose i might have had an astigmatism but forgot about it and it magically got better :)

So anyway i got an updated prescription and looked at glasses a little bit. They recommended some very square ones which i didn't really like. I looked at the ones that coraa and jmpava had recommended earlier, which i still think are okay except for the weird plastic ear piece bits. They said that those were to make them grip better since they're supposed to be sporty glasses. Which i started thinking was very silly since i don't need that at all, but come to think of it i do go clubbing and rollerblading in my glasses. I've never actually lost my glasses during such things, but _if_ the plastic things actually do help the glasses stick on better that wouldn't be a bad thing to have. On the minus side they are about $220, and the insurance only covers $120 plus 20% of the overage.

After looking at a couple pairs i told them that i was gonna have to come back later with some friends to get some more opinions. To which there followed an exchange between the optometrist and the receptionist(?) person that was something along the lines of "oh, yes, you were here with them earlier?" "yes, he came in here with [coraa]" "oh! they're going to be back on saturday, you could come in then!" Despite what i assume was an amusing breach of that whole doctor/patient confidentiality thing i had to inform them that i wasn't going to be around on saturday so it would have to be some other point. I have no idea when that point will be though and i may end up just giving up and picking out something myself.

After that i went to Casa Playa for dinner and then came home and am now failing to get as much done as i wanted =P
Amber: glassesmaggiedacatt on June 21st, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
Squarish! Squarish!

DonAithnendonaithnen on June 21st, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
_how_ squarish? The ones they were showing me at first were more squarish than the ones in your icon :) Like pretty much perfectly parallel sides and almost pointy corners =P
Ambermaggiedacatt on June 21st, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
Mine that I have now are more square than those too.

Square is very in. Well, rectangular. Square would be weird. :)
Ambermaggiedacatt on June 21st, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
These are my glasses now (different color).
Pavajmpava on June 21st, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
220 with our insurance really doesn't seem all that much for glasses to me. You'll be hard pressed to find something completely covered by the insurance, so I'd think of it more as 50%+ discounting.

Besides, these last you for 8 years... right? :->
Squidceph on June 21st, 2007 05:13 am (UTC)
Yeah--$10 a year for glasses hardly seems like breaking the bank. ::grin::
Pava: AD_EatingOsakajmpava on June 21st, 2007 05:18 am (UTC)
... O M G!!!

Did you just AGREE with me about ANYTHING involving paying for something? Woh... :-> :-> :->
DonAithnendonaithnen on June 21st, 2007 12:17 pm (UTC)

Beware for the apocalypse must by nigh? ;)
industrialbchicindustrialbchic on June 21st, 2007 05:29 am (UTC)
I have an astigmatism. it sucks.
i can't wear contacts or my body rejects them, i see stars, and i pass out. happened at the eye doctor's when i tried them on. saw stars, and almost passed out.

how about u. how come u don't wear contacts?
DonAithnendonaithnen on June 21st, 2007 12:20 pm (UTC)
I did for awhile, but it was too much trouble to keep up once i got to college and my schedule started becoming more eratic.
Brie2gouda4u on June 21st, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
It's all about daily use contacts. Granted, they're more expensive than glasses (and possibly more expensive than longer term lenses, even after factoring in cleaning solution and such), but they're awfully convenient. Apparently I have astigmatism, but it's small, so I don't have to worry about getting special contacts.
DonAithnendonaithnen on June 21st, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC)
I think i look kind of weird without glasses though =P

And besides you still need to remember to take them out for bedtime and stuff, and not keep them on for 18 hours straight, and stuff like that.
Brie2gouda4u on June 21st, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
Usually your eyes remind you of these things. I've worn them for 2 days straight without much trouble (and my eyes are pretty sensitive), other than finding them to be a bit dry when I wake up. And the nice thing about them is that you can just take them out and toss them on your nightstand/feed them to your cat (not that I would ever think of doing such a thing...) if you realize they're still in after you've already gotten into bed :-)