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01-21-2010 11:22 PM  8 years agoPost 121
Dilbeck

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I love steamed carrots, I cannot eat a raw carrot for some reason.

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01-21-2010 11:24 PM  8 years agoPost 122
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But they're so nice and crunchy, something to really get yer nashers into

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01-21-2010 11:29 PM  8 years agoPost 123
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I love steamed carrots, I cannot eat a raw carrot for some reason.
Put your teeth in.

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01-21-2010 11:30 PM  8 years agoPost 124
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Carrot's are good .. in sensible quantities.

We had a Px who wanted to lose weight and went on a "carrot only" diet didn't lose a Lb but literally turned orange, thought he'd been using cheap fake tan.

even poking yerself in the eye with one would probably be less dangerous than some of the suggestions above.

Also they help you write p a r a g r a p h s

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01-21-2010 11:32 PM  8 years agoPost 125
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Any surgery has it's risks.

Cataract surgery is very common today. It's a 10 minute procedure. Most people that have it done are amazed at the results. Not only does it remove the cataract, it eliminates the glasses in many cases.
People who were wearing glasses most of their lives all of a sudden don't need them and only enjoy that for the last years of their lives.

I did it now.

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01-21-2010 11:49 PM  8 years agoPost 126
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Cataract surgery is common indeed

But by your own admission you didn't have cataracts

To advocate invasive surgery on the most delicate and vulnerable organ in your body simply so you don't need to wear specs pretty much labels you borderline certifiable.

And I'll bet you $100 to a cent you'll still end up needing specs at some time in your life.

And trust me, that's the best case scenario

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01-21-2010 11:56 PM  8 years agoPost 127
Yug

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Shame human eyes are designed inside out. I would love to experiance the HD vision an octopus has.

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01-21-2010 11:57 PM  8 years agoPost 128
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That's the beauty of living in a free society.. choices. Even if there is risk involved.

This picture is about a minute ago. I had the surgery today at noon.

Eye is still dialated some. NO pain at all.

Had the right eye done today.... left will get done in a couple of weeks.

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01-22-2010 12:36 AM  8 years agoPost 129
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"Eye is still dilated some."

Some??? man you got crazy eyes, that's freaky!!

I dont always fly helis, but when I do, I prefer Outrage.The most interesting man in the world

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01-22-2010 12:51 AM  8 years agoPost 130
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At least they are the same color!!

I dont always fly helis, but when I do, I prefer Outrage.The most interesting man in the world

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01-22-2010 12:54 AM  8 years agoPost 131
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You should have seen them right after. They put eye drops in that do that.
It will be back to normal tomorrow. Doc just called to check up on me. I go back tomorrow for him to have a look.

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01-22-2010 08:57 AM  8 years agoPost 132
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While your there ask him if they do buy one get one free on brain cells.

Paul

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01-22-2010 02:30 PM  8 years agoPost 133
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Hootowl
I am jumping in late, but is this a new procedure instead of lasic, my dr. promoting a new surgery that strengthens the muscles so I will not need readers. It is about $500 and I am really considering it.

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01-23-2010 12:32 PM  8 years agoPost 134
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The procedure has nothing to do with laser or Lasik or any of the other cornea reshaping methods so yes it is instead of Lasik. It's called Clear Lens Replacement. It's the only way I can get my near and farsighted vision back without glasses.

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01-23-2010 01:36 PM  8 years agoPost 135
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The procedure has nothing to do with laser or Lasik or any of the other cornea reshaping methods so yes it is instead of Lasik. It's called Clear Lens Replacement. It's the only way I can get my near and farsighted vision back without glasses.
Is this fixed focus or can you muscles affect the focus of these lenses?

Paul

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01-23-2010 01:59 PM  8 years agoPost 136
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The lens itself is designed with concentric rings that defract light differntly depending on if you are looking close or far.

There is another type lens that works with the muscles of the eye.

Both are still Clear Lens Replacement. Exactly the same procedure as cataract surgery.

BTW my eyes now both look exactly the same and the vision is coming in nicely. I'm scheduled for the other eye in a couple of weeks.

This is not a one and done procedure. If 10 or 20 years from now I need a change, it can be done. Also you can fine tune with laser if needed.

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01-23-2010 02:26 PM  8 years agoPost 137
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"I really need to pony up the cash and find a high end ophthalmologist. The "low-end" boys at the jack-in-the-box lens shops just don't cut it."

You are absolutely correct, for the most part. However, a well-trained Optometrist with state-of-the art equipment can be just as effective as an Opthalmologist. In fact, many Opthalmologists today will only see a patient with an eye disease and them refer them to a competent Optometrist for the fitting of glasses.

In either case, the information that you provide to the doctor is critical to a successful outcome. Tell the doctor about your hobby. Explain to him that depth perception is very important, and that you are watching a fast moving object that is sometime quite a distance from you, etc.

Also, ask about various lens materials. Lens are made from different materials and not all lens are the same.

Based on advice from 2 difference Optometrists, here's what I have learned.

#1 The lens should be made from High Index plastic.

#2 Stay away from photo grey lens (lens that turn dark in bright light or sun). They provide very poor depth perception.

#3 While polarized lens are great for fishing (you can see into the water), they also have very poor depth perception.

Interestingly, one of my flying buddies went to a totally different Optometrist and when he told him about his hobby and he got the same advice regarding his glasses.

Both of us followed the above guidelines are have been extremely pleased with the improved vision afforded by our glasses.

Good glasses aren't cheap, but you may be able to contain costs somewhat by the frames you select. Also, you may find that you need one pair of glasses dedicated to flying and another pair for everyday wear at work and home.

Oh yeah, there aren't any shortcuts for bi-focals. Ask me how I know <VBG>.

-- dave --

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01-23-2010 03:09 PM  8 years agoPost 138
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Yes there are well made and properly scripted glasses and there are the cheap places that sell you junk. Be sure to find a well known and respected optometrist. The one I used to go to started selling what they called the "Precision" line that costs extra. So I thought... what was I getting before?

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01-23-2010 04:15 PM  8 years agoPost 139
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Good post Dave.

Not sure I 100% agree re the high index plastic, in theory higher index = greater spherical abberations. Depends on your Rx basically.

I suspect the "precision" lenses might be what some manufacturers refer to as "Best form" they have a far more complicated surface curvature, theoretically optimised to refract the light over a wider angle of view.
Horrendously complex to manufacture and heart stoppingly expensive (well at least when I saw the price list)

As far as the contact lens poster above say's some of the newer bifocal designs can work very well, we do very well with the Bausch & Lomb purevision design but they only work for some people.

Personally I'm not a fan of whirlygig's and contact lenses, all those bits flying around... if you do wear CL's wear wrapround sunspecs

In all cases talk to your optom.

And as I posted earlier Eyefly covered most of this and more in the thread I linked a page ago.

Paul

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01-23-2010 04:18 PM  8 years agoPost 140
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You guys are helping me a great deal in making a decision on glasses. I thank you all for your contribution and your experiences with different glasses.

Clint

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