Posted by Peg in South Carolina
I got a new computer a month ago and also a great big LED screen. The screen is wonderful, except that I was getting a neck ache because I was lifting up my head so I could read the screen through the lower part of my bifocal glasses. I knew that the next time I went to the eye doctor, I would have to talk to him about what to do.
But then I got an idea. What if I got a cheap pair of plastic frames and had the whole lens be the prescription for the reading part of my bifocals? I went to the store. And yes, though she was not happy about not having a prescription from the doctor specifically for that. I practically had to swear in blood that I would not complain if they did not work.
Three days later, I had my glasses. I can read the computer beautifully with no neck strain.
I can also thread heddles much more easily. That was a surprise. That means that sleying the reed will be easier with these glasses as well.
But the biggest surprise was how well I could see all around. Things are a tiny bit wonky when I look into the distance but still quite clear; so just to get up to go the bathroom or to get something, no need to change glasses. I am shocked because I am so very near-sighted. Or at least, I thought I was. Without glasses, I am hard put to even find the chart in the eye doctor’s office with out my glasses on, let alone try to read any of the letters.
I have been told that I have extremely bad astigmatism. I wonder if, in reality, I am not particularly near-sighted, just stuck with astigmatism! I will have to ask.
“New Glasses for Computer, I Mean, for Weaving” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on September 3, 2010. ©2010 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina