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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Four Eyes

Sigh. For a couple of years I was Edward Eagleeyes. Well, except for the Edward-part.
I have worn glasses (and later contact lenses) since I have been twelve or so - my eyes stabilised at -6 dioptres when I was seventeen. In 2002 I had a LASEK operation which was a resounding success - I had better than 20/20 eyesight, for a while.
But now I seem to have developed a bit of astigmatism on my left eye, and -0.5 dioptres on my right. Not really debilitating, but enough that I noticed it when driving.

So now I have glasses again. More as a fashion accessory really - before my operation I had to wear them, or risk slamming randomly into lampposts.  Now I like to wear them, 'cause they just make me look so intellectual.

Calm down ladies, please. Not all at once!

Also, I am going bald. Must be all the testosteron. Yes. Me manly. Ugh!


  1. I have astigmatism too. But the standard corrections don't work. I would need a hand lasred glass for the exact flection of the eye :(

  2. Love the glasses! I used to have them, because I have one eye that is short-sighted (I know there's a fancier term, but I'm not familiar with the lingo) but these days I choose to go without because I don't drive and my good eye serves me well in everything else. Besides after wearing glasses for a while, one develops the sunken-eyed look of a glasses-wearer even when they're off. I think. J wears them too, but with the oldest fashioned frames you've ever seen. I took him to try out a bunch of more contemporary stuff but hustled him out of there as soon as he began fondling some hideous tortoiseshell thing. Speaking of which, he's also going bald I think... some pretty significant thinning on the top of the head. You poor guys... hey, if it makes you feel better, I have traction alopecia on the sides of my head too. Ah, the relentless march of time.

  3. nothing to worry about, man. you are better looking than ever!!

  4. Thanks for all the kind words, they are much appreciated by the balding, middle-aged man ;)

    Eek, traction-alopecia? Do you have your hair in one of those I-will-torture-myself-each-day hairstyles you females seem so fond of?