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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    Whoa! Original social observation! Is this sort of thing acceptable amongst editorial Toons?

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    My laser correction surgery in ‘91 successfully rid me of glasses for 20 years but now age has caught up with me…
    My wife wants me to get “cool”, thick framed glasses. Arty, she says. I want functional, hardly noticeable frames, so discreet, light-weight, durable frames (’cos I’ll hardly wear them and I keep taking them off so the bendy indestructible type). That makes me bourgeois? Meh, while I shrug gallically, hand me a croissant, s.v.p.

  3. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Well I finally meet the qualifications for the frames I’ve been wearing since the 70’s.

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    @omQ R

    Do you use bifocals? I’ve used them for more than twenty years now, and I still don’t like them. Have you had any problems from the laser surgery?

  5. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    @lonecat

    No, while I will need reading glasses in the near future, my hyperopia is still such I can get away with not needing glasses; I can just move what I’m reading a little further away. I don’t think I’ll ever bother with bifocals…:-\ Or contacts. Yeuch.
    As it is, I only have – 0.25D myopia in both eyes but it’s the mild astigmatism that’s new for me and causing my vision to blur slightly. I only had – 2D myopia in each eye 25 years ago. Mild I know but wearing glasses annoyed the hell out of me
    The laser correction surgery I had back in ‘91 is probably outdated? The procedure carried out on me was LASEK if I recall correctly. My wife had a slightly different procedure called LASIK a couple of years ago. She occasionally suffers from mild blurriness on some days. It clears up shortly afterwards. She blames this as a side-effect of the surgery. She had, I think, – 4D & – 5D myopia before.

    The LASEK procedure was developed by Americans (I hope i’m recalling this correctly) and was competing with a more invasive Russian technique at the time. My ophthalmologist in Portugal had studied the technique in the US. He was part of a pan-European study involving 5 nations’ university hospitals: Swiss, French, Spanish, British & Portuguese, to introduce the procedure in Europe. So, I was a guinea-pig ;-) 3 months of intense testing pre and post ops. But it was for free!
    I did, however, lose almost all of my “night-vision” in my one eye. Very low light affects my one eye very badly, things just go black while the other eye adjusts and can pick out shapes. I understand that side effect rarely happens now. Thanks to me…?
    Both my wife and I are now slightly more light-sensitive. I thought I became so because I had used photo-chromatic lenses before (from age 14 till 21) , which adjusted according to light conditions. Doing away with glasses altogether and under Portuguese harsher sunny conditions my light-sensitivity vision suffered?…But my wife complains of it too so I guess perhaps a side effect of the surgery?
    Up until 5 6 years I had “eagle-eye” vision in one eye; better than 20/20 vision. My wife has it too since her op. Ask Tiger Woods, he gets it topped up periodically. Great for seeing that ball 200m away. :-|


    I’m picking up my new frames today!
    Although I’m legally allowed to drive without glasses, the slight blurriness bugs me and I wear prescription sunglasses while driving during the day, and clear glasses for night-time.
    Gosh, I TMIed.

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    @omQ R

    Thanks for this very informative post. Not TMI at all.

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    I haven’t been posting as much as I used to. Partly I’ve just been busy with other projects, but partly I do miss many of my buddies. And partly I feel I’ve said what I have to say. It would be a shame, however, to leave the site without some balanced presentation of positions.
    +
    Did they really remove Baslim’s post? That’s too bad; I was going to save all his links. What possible reason could there be for removing that post?

  8. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    & @lonecat & @Baslim


    Standing up to the experts. :-|

  9. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    Do you remember when they used to post international Views cartoons regularly? Now it’s once a week if they remember to.
    I’m not really interested in the American political partisanship that goes on in here so quite often I don’t have much to say or care in many cartoons’ subjects. ONly when an international subject is broached, or an American foreign policy measure touches me in some way do I bother.
    It’s a real pity since I’ve been registered here since 2008 but was a paying member much earlier.
    I don’t understand their business model. Does it really work for them: pissing off real contributers and keeping trolls? Surely not…?

  10. jojoba2

    jojoba2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Of course I follow the overall point. But unfortunately I have no clue what “A-Boat” is supposed to stand for.

  11. Shilly Halliburton

    Shilly Halliburton said, over 2 years ago

    @jojoba2 Wealthy shill who owns a boat for purely recreational and influential purposes.

  12. jojoba2

    jojoba2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Ah, thank you, Shilly Halliburton. I missed seeing that the whole phrase was hyphenated, and additionally (since the text is in all caps) thought there were intended capital letters in " A-Boat". So I thought that was a kind of boat, just as “U-Boat” would be — and of course didn’t know what " A-Boat glasses" are, any more than " U-Boat glasses".

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