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Postby Strangeone on Sat Apr 28, 2001 12:22 am

Based on Perry Mason by Ozzy, find it, d/l it, play it. Ozzy rules.<P>Finally I awaken, and I click to update sites.
I just have to read the comic, then I'll be ok till tonight.
Waiting for the reload, waiting for the breath of life.
Then a post from outta nowhere, says there's a problem with the site!<P>I won't mind, I'll be fine until they fix it.
How I lie, and I hit it again, over and over again!<P>Who can we get to update? We need Joshua Phillips!
Someone to keep up the pace, calling Joshua Phillips!
Again!
Again!<P>Reading color comics, like a kid we love it so.
You can see it in our faces, staring through our small windows.
Minding to my business, like my boss he always says.
But if I can't get the update, I'll be pounding my own head.<P>See my mind, draw the line from logic to emotion.
Feeling fine, but I blow by my friends, over and over again!<P>Who can we get to update? We need Joshua Phillips!
Someone who keeps to the dates, calling Joshua Phillips!
Again!
Again!<P>Wake me when it's up there! Help me focus sight.
Just keep sane, my baby, I've been up almost all night.
How long did it take them? Tell me that it's not another dead site.<P>And I'll read it again. Over and over again!<P>Who can we get to update? We need Joshua Phillips!
Who can keep us on base, calling Joshua Phillips, again!
Again!
Again!
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Postby Chief_Petty_Officer_Klerk on Sat Apr 28, 2001 12:48 am

ever thought of Laser eye surgery Strangeone?<P>------------------
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Postby Jen Aside on Sat Apr 28, 2001 1:40 am

Eugh. <IMG SRC="http://cwm.ragesofsanity.com/kao/msroom/gusu.gif"> That only helps near-sightedness to a degree, and you have to stay awake during the whole thing... although, at least, it's better than the surgery for glaucoma--STILL need to stay awake for that AND they cut up your eyes
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Postby gwalla on Sat Apr 28, 2001 3:16 am

I've always had perfect 20/20 vision. It probably won't last, though...my dad wears glasses, and my mom needs them for reading.<P>------------------
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Postby Sertrel on Sat Apr 28, 2001 4:27 am

Having taken a biomedical optics class this semester, I can say that laser eye surgery is much more complicated than they say, and that there's some serious questions about long-range implications for your vision, questions about damage to the tiny layers of epithelial and endothelial tissue in your cornea... (If your cornea had blood vessels, you'd see lines of blood vessels all across your vision. Any damage to your cornea is permanent.)<P>Did you know that in the United States, surgical procedures are much less strongly regulated than medicine? While medicine must enter a thorough process of review, surgical procedures are much more haphazard. The laser used in LASIK and PRK was approved as a surgical tool for the original corrective corneal surgery, RK. It's simply supposed to be a cutting laser, a replacement for a scalpel.<P>[obligatory Avalon]<P>So only three primary characters in Avalon are known to need corrected vision. Ceilidh has contacts, Ryan and Phoebe both have glasses. (I suspect Deirdre probably needs contacts, though, since both her parents wear glasses, and vision is hereditary.) Hmm. I wonder if Ceilidh still has a spare pair of glasses lying around that she wears when she takes her contacts out... I'd actually be curious to see Ceilidh with glasses.<P><I>(Megane otome...)</I> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P>Sertrel
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Postby Jen Aside on Sat Apr 28, 2001 4:34 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Strangeone:
<B> Yeah, both of my parents were born with bad vision, so I'm cursed with it as well. My brother, however, who is about to graduate high school, doesn't need glasses or contacts at all. How he escaped the genetics I don't know.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>
My brother's in the Air Force now as an airman, because he has good depth perception. While Mom, Dad, and I are all near-sighted. Uh-huh.
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Postby Trialpha on Sat Apr 28, 2001 5:56 am

I wore contacts for 3 years, and recently gave them up. It appears I never managed to silence the little voice in my brain: "Hey! There's a chunk of plastic on my eye!" <P>Cons:
- Felt really annoying, and I had to take them off at like 6pm.
- Expensive as hell - that cleaning solution is about $10, and only lasts maybe 2 weeks.
- Vision was not as clear. I had weighted and eye specific ones too. They would sometimes get out of position (or flip eyes) and drive me nuts until I could fix them.
- Ever mistaken your enzyme cleaning solution for your eye rewetting drops?<P>
Pros:
- I would put down "Didn't have to wear glasses", but I looked better with them.<P>I wouldn't recommend contacts to anyone.<P>--
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Postby polarbee on Sat Apr 28, 2001 6:35 am

Hmmm, both my parents have glasses. My dad's are trifocles, and my mom's are bifocles. And three of their five children require glasses. The lucky two who don't have 20/15 vision. And one of those is 40 and still has better than perfect vision. It's just not fair! <P>*polarbee curses her astigmatism!*<P><p>[This message has been edited by polarbee (edited 04-28-2001).]
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Postby Jen Aside on Sat Apr 28, 2001 6:38 am

Actually, I originally got glasses because it gave me something to hide behind... <IMG SRC="http://cwm.ragesofsanity.com/kao/cactus/ayasi.gif"> well, besides that my eyesight was going to shit, I mean.
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Postby Sterling on Sat Apr 28, 2001 7:09 am

I'm another member of the "worn glasses for most of my life" club. I can't see getting contacts OR laser eye surgery. Completely aside from the inherent dangers of the later (I don't care how weak or safe it is, I'm NOT intentionally shining a laser into my eye!)<P>Hmm... You know, I never did think of that before. Both of the Bradley parents have glasses, as does Feebs, so it is likely that Deirdre needs them too.... Perhaps she's a closet compter geek? Could explain her interest in Ryan... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby davey3000 on Sat Apr 28, 2001 8:08 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sertrel:
<B>Ceilidh has contacts</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Does she? When did we find this out? I don't remember a strip where she said that...<P>---
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Postby Strangeone on Sat Apr 28, 2001 8:50 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chief_Petty_Officer_Klerk:
<B>ever thought of Laser eye surgery Strangeone?<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Actually, my mom, who is also near-sighted, had the surgery last February. I haven't been able to visit home yet, but it sounds like she's both doing fine and doesn't need to wear any glasses. She said that the surgery would probably work on my eyes as well, but I'm not sure I'd ever want to go through with it.
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Postby Strangeone on Sat Apr 28, 2001 8:54 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sertrel:
<B> (I suspect Deirdre probably needs contacts, though, since both her parents wear glasses, and vision is hereditary.) <P>Sertrel</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yeah, both of my parents were born with bad vision, so I'm cursed with it as well. My brother, however, who is about to graduate high school, doesn't need glasses or contacts at all. How he escaped the genetics I don't know.<P>
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Postby omniweapon on Sat Apr 28, 2001 8:56 am

I actually just started wearing my glasses all the time, instead of just when I need to see far away. It's actually worked for me. Girls say I look cuter with them on ;;;^_^;;; (<-- lots of sweat).<P>------------------
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Postby Strangeone on Sat Apr 28, 2001 8:57 am

Obviously your vision isn't so bad that everything beyond a few inches from your nose is blurry.
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Postby omniweapon on Sat Apr 28, 2001 9:02 am

I guess not. But the hallucinating, well, that's a whole other forum thread.<P>------------------
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Postby Josh Phillips on Sat Apr 28, 2001 10:13 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by davey3000:
<B> Does she? When did we find this out? I don't remember a strip where she said that...
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Ceilidh's eyesight is fine. She actually used the line "I lost a contact" during the snowball fight with Joe (a long way back in the archive), but it was a bald-faced lie. :-)<P>JOSH.
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Postby not damonk on Sat Apr 28, 2001 10:32 am

while i usually wear my glasses now, what with all the reading i have to do, i have to say that a BIG plus for contacts is they're ideal for playing any sort of sport.<P>i played one season as a goalie with glasses, and let me tell you there have been WAY TOO MANY bad goals that happened bacuase i literally couldn't see the puck coming at me (luckily, this was a LOOONG time ago)...<P>I DO look markedly different without glasses, so I like to switch between the two for "fashion" variety... kinda like to fit the "mood" of wherever it is I'm going that day.<P>
I LIKE contacts, but would go for laser eye surgery in a second if i had the money (though i admit that i worry a little about the long-term effects, which have yet to manifest themselves for study, since it still is a new field of optomology).<P><P>------------------
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Postby Sertrel on Sat Apr 28, 2001 10:40 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by davey3000:
<B> Does she? When did we find this out? I don't remember a strip where she said that...
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Oops, the misunderstanding stems from my misremembering the following comic:<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.avalonhigh.com/comics/avalon20000814.gif"> <P>I thought she had said that she "got contacts" somewhere in there, implying that she had needed glasses.<P>And Josh refers to this comic, where she actually says "glass eye".<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.avalonhigh.com/comics/avalon19991215.gif"> <P>Sertrel<P>------------------
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Postby Sertrel on Sat Apr 28, 2001 10:46 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Strangeone:
<B> Yeah, both of my parents were born with bad vision, so I'm cursed with it as well. My brother, however, who is about to graduate high school, doesn't need glasses or contacts at all. How he escaped the genetics I don't know.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Oh, just wait patiently. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"> Onset of bad eyesight varies, because it's a dependent upon how spherical vs. ovoid the eye is, and it may not become apparent until later, as they're still growing. Out of three siblings in my family, two needed glasses in early elementary school, but one didn't need them until almost high school. And one of my friends didn't develop noticeably bad eyesight until sophomore year of college. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"> Your brother may already have bad eyesight, but not bad enough that he realizes (under 20/40 can still get a driver's license in most states, if I recall correctly) and it may worsen in the next few years.<P>Sertrel<P>------------------
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Postby PercentMan on Sat Apr 28, 2001 10:51 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Josh Phillips:
<B>Ceilidh's eyesight is fine. She actually used the line "I lost a contact" during the snowball fight with Joe (a long way back in the archive), but it was a bald-faced lie. :-)
JOSH.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Drat... now we won't get to see Ceilidh in glasses... after Phoebe's recent hair/eyewear makeover (which caused not a few wolf whistles to be emitted from this corner of the American deep south), who knows, Ceilidh might look darn foxy in specs!<P>Dunno, anyone else find Phoebe's new look exceptionally attractive?
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