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Message 80990 - Posted: 9 Sep 2017, 14:52:55 UTC - in response to Message 80945.  

Although quite why one would want to drink German lager, flavoured with Mexican tequila in France I'm not quite sure .....
This is it (sorry Jord)


à la CdG - but it tastes much better in a chic Parisian diner, watching chic Parisiennes striding past the plate-glass windows, with chic Parisiennes at the other tables, and served au pression by chic Parisienne waitresses... :-)))
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Message 80997 - Posted: 9 Sep 2017, 16:02:20 UTC

While I'm here - Jord asked me for proof that I'd really been in Paris. Best I could do...

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Message 80998 - Posted: 9 Sep 2017, 16:05:52 UTC - in response to Message 80997.  

Hmmm, quite an overcast day for Las Vegas.
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Message 80999 - Posted: 9 Sep 2017, 16:15:24 UTC - in response to Message 80998.  

They have bateaux mouches in Las Vegas? I must try it sometime.
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Message 81001 - Posted: 9 Sep 2017, 16:21:48 UTC - in response to Message 81000.  

That's why I prefer to get it out of the way 30 minutes from my front door, when I can still remember what I've packed and where.
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Message 81006 - Posted: 9 Sep 2017, 17:01:03 UTC - in response to Message 80999.  

There are plenty of other choices from China to Mexico, from Russia to the USA. It proves nothing. Fake News.

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Message 81042 - Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 8:00:42 UTC

Sitting in the Ophthalmologist waiting room. My eyes just received droplets that widen the iris, making my whole world wooly & fuzzy. It's going to be interesting getting home.

No, I didn't drive here by car, went out on my bike, but even that might prove challenging. : -)

At least I remembered to bring my earplugs so I can have Heart on slightly harder than otherwise. Crazy on you!

Everyone best be a nuisance now I can't see anymore. :-)
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Message 81044 - Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 8:30:43 UTC

Last time I had drop in my eyes they made the world go green and very fussy - a very surreal experience indeed.

Hope it all goes well Jord and you manage to ride home without riding into anything or anybody.
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Message 81046 - Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 10:18:19 UTC - in response to Message 81044.  
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I got home all right. Can see everything best with my reading glasses, they compensate against the wide irises, apparently. What doesn't help much is the sun that's shining, that's a sure way to get a headache.

At least I can go back to my optician and tell him he measured the glasses all right, that I can't use the new glasses is because the muscles that contract my eyes are loosening and therefore the strength of my glasses goes down. The new glasses do have the correct strength, I just can't use them immediately because I need to train my muscles to use them. And that takes time. Can be anywhere from a couple of weeks to more than a year.

Seeing how my old reading glasses are close to the new strength of my old normal glasses, I think I'll go use them for all the time, until my muscles know that. With my new normal glasses I can't get into the car, with my new reading glasses I can't see anything on monitors or in books.

Aging: fun. :-(
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Message 81052 - Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 13:25:41 UTC

Likewise. I've managed for most of my life without optical assistance. From age ~50, I started to need reading glasses: by last year, I needed distance assistance too, and switched to varifocals.

Specsavers advised me against photochromic for driving, because the darkening effect is triggered (they said) by ultraviolet, and car windows can filter out the UV. Instead, I got a plain pair and a polaroid pair with the same prescription - that's good for me, because I've used non-prescription polaroid glasses for years when driving, as an anti-glare measure.
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Message 81053 - Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 13:46:39 UTC - in response to Message 81052.  

Hmm. wasn't aware of that so I'll look into on next trip to opticians which is October. I've used the same optician for 26 years & knowing the type of work I was doing he suggested it.

Your polaroid pair, how good are they when you're driving?
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Message 81055 - Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 13:51:20 UTC

Drops, drops, and more drops. That's what happens when the fit you for new eyeballs. Worst part is you wake up and reach over on the nightstand to put on the glasses and they aren't on the nightstand. Reverse when you go to bed, you can't find them to take them off! Then you realize you don't need them anymore.

Jord, when they open the iris here they won't let you wander out without sunglasses or some kind or another. Sometimes two pairs are needed for a while.

As to prescription, if when you put them on, after your eyes are back in auto iris, things aren't sharp in focus at the distance they were made for, they might not have made them right. Doesn't mean the Rx is wrong either, lab tech's can goof too.
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Message 81067 - Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 15:08:42 UTC - in response to Message 81053.  

Hmm. wasn't aware of that so I'll look into on next trip to opticians which is October. I've used the same optician for 26 years & knowing the type of work I was doing he suggested it.
Well, it's possible that the Specsavers advice only applies to the precise type of photochromic glass that they use. You can test your existing ones easily enough: look at them indoors, then take them outside into bright sunlight* and see how much they darken. Then go and sit in a car, and see if they lighten again?

Your polaroid pair, how good are they when you're driving?
They're fine - the varifocal bit allows me to read both the road and the instruments with minimal strain, and the anti-glare matches what I was used to for sunny days: not a total blackout (which you wouldn't want for driving anyway), but good enough for round here - to the extent I sometimes walk back into the house and forget that I'm wearing them, then wonder why it's so dark in here.

* (might be a flaw in the plan at this point, given the sunlight levels in the UK at the moment...)
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Message 81068 - Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 15:15:19 UTC - in response to Message 81055.  
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Jord, when they open the iris here they won't let you wander out without sunglasses or some kind or another. Sometimes two pairs are needed for a while.
I didn't go out without my sunglasses on, already had them on while waiting some further because the fluorescent lights were a bit too much.

As to prescription, if when you put them on, after your eyes are back in auto iris, things aren't sharp in focus at the distance they were made for, they might not have made them right. Doesn't mean the Rx is wrong either, lab tech's can goof too.
I had my new glasses made for me in May, have tried them on and off during the whole month plus most of June. During this time I went back to the store repeatedly, they even remeasured my eyes 3 times, and changed my glasses again a second time. Nothing helped, which was why I asked them for a card with all the numbers on so I could go to the specialist and ask them. Have been waiting for this ophthalmologist appointment since the 27th of June, because the first month apparently no one had noticed I had asked for it, then everyone there went on vacation for 6 weeks.

My original appointment was Wednesday in a town over. Having no way to get there other than driving myself, that would mean I would have to sit there for most of the day waiting for my eyes to normalize. So I was already glad I could move it to my own town for this Monday because someone had called off, else I would've had to wait until November...
Anyway, I wasn't lasered. I had nothing else done to my eyes, just the drops in to widen the iris. My right iris is still wider at this time than left left, it also has slightly more coloured balls spinning in front of it than on the left. That'll go away.

I just got in from going to the stores, so driving is okay.
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Message 81073 - Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 16:48:10 UTC - in response to Message 81068.  

Okay, sounds like your eyes are a bit wonky and changing all the time. Not an MD but I remember that blood pressure and blood sugar can affect the eyes and both can change rather quickly. Your ophthalmologist - full MD - will know all these and make sure that the eyes aren't giving an indication of something else. Good luck.

As to that trip home, I try and book those appointments when the sun is not going to be an issue, kids aren't getting out of school, and take the shady back roads way home.

OBW I wasn't laser, a bit more for me, scalpel open the eyeball, yank out the lens, put in a replacement, stitch it up. Then drops, lots of drops, 5 different ones, up to 4 times a day to start. Also have a followup in a few hours myself. They are going to pull out that stitch.
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Message 81075 - Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 17:16:42 UTC - in response to Message 81073.  
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No diabetes, normal blood pressure - usually slightly under even. My eyes are also looking healthy on the inside, they've looked through the gadget looking like a microscope with a bright light into my eyes for over 20 minutes. In the end all I could see was green spots. I'll figure this one out, once I know what causes it I normally have no problem getting the chores done. On to a painful couple of weeks. ;-)

Edit: besides, if this causes my mood to be bad, I can always take it out on these forums...
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Message 81078 - Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 17:30:31 UTC - in response to Message 81075.  

Edit: besides, if this causes my mood to be bad, I can always take it out on these forums...

That sounds like an excellent idea.
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Message 81080 - Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 17:52:54 UTC - in response to Message 81078.  
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Edit: besides, if this causes my mood to be bad, I can always take it out on these forums...

That sounds like an excellent idea.

Looks like some want that to happen PDQ.

Glad to hear your eyes are in good shape.
those green spots are the vomit some put on the forum ;-)
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Message 81082 - Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 17:59:24 UTC - in response to Message 81077.  

Edit: besides, if this causes my mood to be bad, I can always take it out on these forums...


Please take note people.
He's only borrowing the notes from your book :-)
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Message 81089 - Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 20:50:28 UTC - in response to Message 81073.  
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OBW I wasn't laser, a bit more for me, scalpel open the eyeball, yank out the lens, put in a replacement, stitch it up. Then drops, lots of drops, 5 different ones, up to 4 times a day to start. Also have a followup in a few hours myself. They are going to pull out that stitch.
Have to ask, are you then completely out? Or do you see it all coming and going, so to speak, with only local anesthetic?

thanks for the explanation on the green spots
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