[Homestead] Glasses from India
lynnw1366 at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 13 08:46:20 EST 2009
> All I can say is Thank God for High Refractive Index Plastic.
> It is more than just cosmetic. With glass, there was always a safety
> issue, and with either glass or plastic, the weight of the lens
> determined(s) what kind of frame it goes it.
I've worn glasses since I was 3 years old...I'm very nearsighted and legal
blind in one eye. When my lenses were glass, they used to be real Coke
bottle bottoms...I had to wear the big clunky frames, and the weight would
leave red indents in my nose. With the High Refractive Index plastic I can
wear wire-rims. I always had the huge frames that made me look like an owl;
now I have smaller frames and I like them. I don't have as big a field of
vision with the smaller frames, but being able to look over them to read the
fine print is becoming more useful all the time :-).
I can't wear bifocals; I tried once and they throw off my balance...I could
barely walk straight. My eye-brain coordination sucks already, without
having two different focal points (probably because I'm blind in one eye and
have no depth perception).
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