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Aug 26, 2020, 04:47 PM
 
Yeah. Progressive bifocals. Been wearing them for ages now. Once you get used to them, they're great. When you first get progressives, though, things like walking down stairs can be disconcerting. You have to learn where the focus is for different distances. It sounds daunting, but it's amazing how quickly you learn.

I always have my lenses done through my optometrist's office because it's the script is funky and I'm pretty picky about it. Oddly, this time one eye had actually improved a bit. It had been six years since I had the last lenses made, so there's a bit of a sudden difference.
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Aug 28, 2020, 06:34 PM
 
Shake came with a biodegradable straw.

Total disaster. Degradation began while in use. The points from the “+” hole in the lid slowly but surely cut the straw in half. It also gets kinda mushy in your mouth.

Admittedly, the lid was pretty thick, so the hole-spikes were unusually stiff.

Good shake, tho. Cookies and cream.
     
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Aug 30, 2020, 10:29 AM
 
Bifocals, and progressives in particular are a problem when you’re moving around. The “reading” prescription makes it harder to navigate steps, ramps and all sorts of other things. And trifocals are MUCH worse.

My wife could wear bifocals, though her reading prescription is really almost nothing. But the distance prescription makes the transition to looking down more than awkward. So she wears single-vision glasses until she sits down to read, and then takes them off.

My personal irritant related to this is that I had PRK (photorefractive keratotomy, not Peoples’ Republic ) surgery in 2001, and my “regular vision” is still 20/16 to 20/18. But I started to need reading glasses a few years later. I did the laser surgery to get away from glasses... At least my wife says the readers make me look “distinguished.” (I think that’s a nice way of saying “old,” but that’s beside the point.)

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Aug 30, 2020, 03:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Bifocals, and progressives in particular are a problem when you’re moving around. The “reading” prescription makes it harder to navigate steps, ramps and all sorts of other things. And trifocals are MUCH worse.
There’s definitely a learning curve with progressives, but you get accustomed to things fairly quickly. One key detail when getting progressives is to get a frame with a reasonably large lens area. The narrower the lens, the more compacted the progression, making the focal areas smaller and closer together.
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Aug 30, 2020, 06:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Bifocals, and progressives in particular are a problem when you’re moving around. The “reading” prescription makes it harder to navigate steps, ramps and all sorts of other things. And trifocals are MUCH worse.

My wife could wear bifocals, though her reading prescription is really almost nothing. But the distance prescription makes the transition to looking down more than awkward. So she wears single-vision glasses until she sits down to read, and then takes them off.

My personal irritant related to this is that I had PRK (photorefractive keratotomy, not Peoples’ Republic ) surgery in 2001, and my “regular vision” is still 20/16 to 20/18. But I started to need reading glasses a few years later. I did the laser surgery to get away from glasses... At least my wife says the readers make me look “distinguished.” (I think that’s a nice way of saying “old,” but that’s beside the point.)
I’m sensing a real problem with my use case: Stage use, where I need to be able to read synth displays at a fair distance looking downwards, iPad and laptop screens at various angles, distances, and heights, yet look easily at audience and other band members for cues and signals. Also keeping a good look at stairways and gear in semi-dark as I run around stage during a show.
     
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Aug 30, 2020, 06:39 PM
 
@Spheric, perhaps they can make progressives with the bands in non-traditional order. Like a far-sight band on the bottom, for seeing distant objects below you. You could have a special pair made, for stage use.
     
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Aug 30, 2020, 09:15 PM
 
Siri: Would you like to hear your disabled alarms?


No. No I don’t. I never want to hear that.

Nobody has ever wanted to hear that.
     
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Sep 14, 2020, 03:47 PM
 
Waze shit the bed and couldn’t give me directions, yet somehow had no problem serving ads.
     
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Sep 14, 2020, 04:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
@Spheric, perhaps they can make progressives with the bands in non-traditional order. Like a far-sight band on the bottom, for seeing distant objects below you. You could have a special pair made, for stage use.
That sounds like it would be even more insanely expensive than bifocals are already... I’ll look into that when the time comes.

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Sep 15, 2020, 04:49 PM
 
Bought my first ever pair of prescription sunglasses at Costco today. Can't wait. I went to another store and they said that they couldn't do prescription sunglasses and recommended me to buy a normal pair of glasses and to tint the lenses, which was weird to me. I went to Costco instead and had them done my way.
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Sep 15, 2020, 06:11 PM
 
I did the prescription sunglasses thing ages ago. It became a real PITA to have to carry both sets of glasses around with me, ‘cause it was a rare day that I spent 100% of my time outdoors. As lame and old-dude as it looks, I’ve never found anything more convenient and easy to deal with than clip-ons.
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Sep 16, 2020, 03:25 AM
 
Been using prescription sunglasses for ages. Clip-ons tend to look like shit unless they're part of the spectacles' design, plus they add extra diffraction at the expense of optical quality.

My first pair of prescription shades was Maui Jim. Wow. Amazing optical glass. Still the best I've ever had.
     
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Sep 16, 2020, 03:30 PM
 
The tollway authority shut off automatic replenishment of my transponder, and didn’t tell me.
     
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Sep 16, 2020, 03:50 PM
 
More like i-don't-pass?
     
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Sep 16, 2020, 04:56 PM
 
I feel like the idea was I-pass-but-with-huge-fine.

Thankfully, they foiled their own plan with the signals at the ramp tolls. The usual blue light switched fo yellow, so I knew something was up.
     
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Sep 24, 2020, 04:16 PM
 
There’s an ad that pops-up on Pandora for Starbucks cold brew in a can. Every time it plays, it triggers Siri on my iPad. There’s a line at the end of the ad about it being available at the grocery. I think the way the narrator pronounces the “cery” part of grocery is what triggers Siri. He speaks it sort of like grow-SIRI.
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Sep 24, 2020, 06:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
Bought my first ever pair of prescription sunglasses at Costco today. Can't wait. I went to another store and they said that they couldn't do prescription sunglasses and recommended me to buy a normal pair of glasses and to tint the lenses, which was weird to me. I went to Costco instead and had them done my way.
I went to pick them up and they looked nice. I tilted my head down and the glasses came off easily. The guy said need to adjust the frames and pointed to some machine to be used. He popped the lenses out and I saw one of them was slightly broken on the edge. He saw it also and claimed that the lens guy broke it and it was out of the ordinary. But I’m pretty sure he broke it when he popped it out. Have to wait another seven days now for a repair.
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Oct 2, 2020, 11:18 AM
 
Why I didn't know this already, I have no clue...Apparently, if you're at Facebook in a browser on a mobile device, you absolutely cannot PM anyone unless you use the Messenger app. I refuse to install any FB app of any flavor, of course.
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Oct 5, 2020, 04:52 AM
 
Got my sunglasses and they are fine. Had the guy tighten them but they are still a bit loose. Any suggestions? These don't have the rubber nose pads like regular glasses have; they just have a plastic bridge that is part of the frame itself. I bought some thin, clear, sticky plastic thing to cut and tape to the bridge and see how that goes.
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Oct 8, 2020, 01:55 AM
 
Took 7 months, but my coronabeard has broken FaceID.
     
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Oct 8, 2020, 05:27 PM
 
I think they make foam nose pieces for plastic glasses, mindwaves. Which are basically tiny bits of foam on double-stick tape, so yeah.

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