-- Matthew 5:29-30
Apologies to the right eye, as it is innocent, I think. But, it's my left eye that should be plucked out so that my whole body isn't cast into hell. However, I am on a tear and may just want to pluck out both eyes for good measure.
I'm so annoyed with the *%#*!!! left eye that I could just yank it out, throw it on the floor and kick it around like a soccer ball.
I just got my new prism lens for my left eye: 1.5 diopter base down. I got purple frames and was planning a glorious post on the joys of purple prisms. I was imagining that I would be ascending into the glories of 3 dimensional vision and saying good bye to flat land. But, alack and alas, it was not to be.
Not all is bad and some things have improved. I got glasses that fit my prescription for near and farsightedness; so it's good to be able to see road signs in the dark. For the last month, I had been driving 80 miles home in the dark pretty much being guided by GPS. Not cool. I had been taking my glasses off while reading my iPad. Also, not cool. So it's good to have the lenses for day to day stuff.
I can also see more of the world around me. I think this is due to the prisms. For instance, I can see further down the Pennsylvania Turnpike and more of the beautiful vistas of Amish farm country around me. When I went downtown through South Philadelphia, I could see that there are lovely mosaics on the buildings that I had missing all along. Apparently, an artist called Isiah Za
|Mosaic #1 (Photo credit: 1015 / J.L. McVay)|
|McDonald's store front on South Street, Philadelphia (Photo credit: smedero)|
However, I was expecting the world. I went to vision therapy right after getting my new glasses and found that I wasn't doing the 4 dot Worth test as well as
|South Street Philadelphia (Photo credit: Retromoderns)|
Also, my left eye started suppressing and I could only see 2 dots sometimes. Curse you, ya lazy, backsliding, backstabbing eye! Get off your lazy duff! Stop goldbrickin'!!!
My random dot stereogram test also slid backwards. I only got 16 correct and
|Image via Wikipedia|
Mentioned my concerns to Becky and she said that sometimes it takes a little bit of time for the eyes to get used to the prisms and that vision doesn't get automatically corrected. You have to work at it. Sigh. I was imagining it would be pouff! Done. I was expecting Tibetan enlightenment where you are jetted from this world into the next instantaneously. Instead, I am going to have to go through the cycle of rebirth until I finally reach the nirvana of 3d vision.
My other little vision therapy exercises went without problem. We worked my accommodative system with flippers. I did a search for the words in a sentence pretty quickly. And did a visual reasoning exercise of finding the shapes that belong to the same group as the target group pretty well. Missed one problem completely because I missed the hash marks on the tail of a shape. If I hadn't bollixed up that problem, I would have really aced the exercise. Did the Michigan tracking test of looking for letters in the alphabet. Finally, I did the aperture rule. I can get all of one set of pictures done when I am only looking through a single hole. I get stuck on cactus when I look through two holes.
Another thing, I noticed is that my posture is shifting. I got a neck ache on the way home. I think that the lenses were getting my head into proper position. I started sitting up straighter in the car and I don't think my neck muscles were ready for that. Also, on long drives, I would often cock my left knee outwards. Not very lady like. But comfortable. I think I was shifting my body around to keep my visual system in order. With the prisms, I notice that I have been driving with my left leg straight.
Well. We shall see what the next few weeks bring. Either I will grow into my new lenses or maybe I need to adjust the prisms. We shall see.
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