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Questions I still have

  • What is print pushing?

My Glasses History

I figured I should track this somewhere and maybe someday I will make enough progress that this level of detail will be interesting to someone besides me. Or maybe just knowing my context is useful. Also adding other non-glasses stuff that could be relevant.

Next closeup/differential glasses will be

OD/Right -3.00 sphere, -1.50 cylinder, 171 axis
OS/Left -2.75 sphere, -1.75 cylinder, 176 axis

November 7, 2021

Normal glasses

Couldn't find my original prescription when I wanted to change glasses from my close-ups (differentials) so I decided it was time to switch to my first normalized glasses. It feels like it has been about a month. I also received my over-the-glasses sunglasses yesterday!

OD/Right -4.50 sphere, -1.50 cylinder, 171 axis
OS/Left -4.25 sphere,-1.75 cylinder, 176 axis

Mid-October 2021


OD/Right: -3.25 sphere, -1.5 cylinder, 171 axis
OS/Left: -3 sphere, -1.75 cylinder, 176 axis
Zenni frame 411516 because it's got half a dozen colors so I can keep track of new glasses easier, and it's the cheapest metal frames they sell. These frames are blue.

Mid-September 2021

End Myopia discovery

Found somewhere. I had been looking for wrap-around sunglasses that would work with my prescription, which was apparently not in "cheap sunglasses on Zenni" territory.

Eating more fiber

Figured out I can get most of my vitamins and minerals from 2 cups cooked greens and a can of beans every day. My fiber intake just went up dramatically and permanently.

July 2021


Right: -4.75 sphere, -1.5 cylinder, 171 axis
Left: -4.5 sphere, -1.75 cylinder, 176 axis

January(ish) 2020


Talked optometrist into just checking eye health. Eye health was fine.

June 2019

Quit refined sugar

Did someone refine the fiber out? I won't eat it. Juice? Unacceptable. Honey? Refined by bees. Maple syrup? Sure, if I'm gnawing on a maple tree. Cane sugar? Sure, if I'm eating the cane alone with it. And so forth.
NOTE: This took me 20 years of effort before it finally stuck. If at first you don't succeed, try, try, and try again. I get refined sugar on my birthdays.

July 2018


OD: -5 sphere, -1.5 cylinder, 175 axis
OS: -4.5 sphere, -1.75 cylinder, 175 axis

May 2011


OD: -5 sphere, -1.5 cylinder, 168 axis
OS: -4.5 sphere, -1.75 cylinder, 175 axis

Early 1990s

Kept forgetting my glasses at home and not being able to see the blackboard clearly from the first row. Annoyed teacher told me I needed to start remembering to bring my glasses. This is when I started wearing glasses full time.

Late 1980s

I was warned. When I was given my first pair of glasses, I was told, repeatedly, don't wear these glasses when you don't need them. I was living in England at the time. Not sure if it was an English doctor or a US military doctor.

My Glasses Future

If my trajectory precisely follows the guidelines, I should be done with:

  • Cylinder correction by late 2023
  • Close-up glasses (differentials) by mid-2024

Then I ran out of room on the glass I was writing on. No further predictions at this time.

Why I'm here

Things I'd like to be able to see clearly without glasses again:

  • the stars
  • my toes