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Vivid

There is something about new prescription lenses. It's an experience I don't necessarily recommend to someone who doesn't need to use corrective eyewear, and that everyone who does will probably recognise. Put on a brand-new pair of corrective lenses (whether eyeglasses or, I suppose contact lenses though I can't speak to that) and suddenly, everything in the world stands out and is...

Vivid.

It may be disorienting. It is attention-grabbing. Everything stands out, sometimes leaping out in fine-edged clarity that brings a pause and recollection at how transient life is. After all, mere seconds before the universe presented blurred edges hiding details. And this, too, this clarity will pass as well given time passing with an accumulation of scratches and lost tissue elasticity.

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curiouscat2
Aug. 17th, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC)
My mom got a new pair the week the brush fires were north of Keystone Hgts.
She decided to drive around and "check things out".
Her vision was so much better that she commented,
" I could see large ash and ambers falling out of the sky"

My reply, " What the H are you doing driving up towards the brush fire anyway.

for some it is all about the clarity.
firesmithsghost
Aug. 17th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
It's amazing how blind we are and unnoticing of it until we can actually see.
kalilove
Aug. 17th, 2008 01:08 pm (UTC)
its the reaching for a door knob 2 ft out that bugs me. I know its there....but i just can't reach it.

congrats on the new eyewear!
fatfred
Aug. 17th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)

I only put on new glasses in the morning. If I switch in the middle of the day it gives me massive headaches.
So good to see clear again!
beshter
Aug. 17th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
Gah I hate that clarity, it's so disorienting. And worse is that it messes up my already touchy depth perception.
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