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Mar. 17th, 2009 | 05:50 pm

Last Sunday while rock climbing the rope popped as I fell and smacked my glasses, bending them.

Time for a new pair!

I go to the glasses shop to pick up a new pair and get my current pair bent back.

What happens?

They break one of my lenses.

I can see well enough to type... but that is about it. Getting around my house is fine, but I have several things wrong with my eyes and navigating the world without my glasses is an issue.

So the eye shop create a temporary pair while they send my old glasses off for new lenses, and order the new pair at the same time.

The issue is?

The temporary pair have been giving me headaches. They... didn't seem right. I took them back and the shop verified that they were correct. This was done by the same guy who broke my good pair.

The glasses were not working though. I almost cancelled a trip up to Whistler because I didn't think wanted to go up there and not be able to see (I went, it was fine... I had a blast).

But!

I did have to drive home and while I can see well enough to not hit another car at night... I certainly could not read road signs.

So today I go in to pick up my glasses... and... they are perfect!

I can see again!

So what was up with the temporary pair?

When I went to pick up my new pair I got the lab technician to take a look at them.

Guess what?

The lenses were backwards. My vision is far from being symmetrical. The prescription was right, but for the wrong eye :(

The lab technician fixed up the temporary pair so that I can have yet another spare pair.

A week without being able to see really makes me appreciate my glasses :)

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Chrisb

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from: suddenlynaked
date: Mar. 18th, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
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That was going to be my guess - flip 'em over. Glad they're fixed.

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Sue

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from: siouxiequeue
date: Mar. 18th, 2009 02:05 am (UTC)
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oh sweetie! that's awful... if I were without my glasses for a week I'd be unable to do anything at all - I'm glad you were at least partially functional - but headaches, gah..

*hug* glad your eyes are back...

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Robbat2

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from: robbat2
date: Mar. 18th, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
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Whistler? You're planning to pass through here?
CanSecWest or just by and by?

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Brian "Krow" Aker

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from: krow
date: Mar. 18th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
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I've been up to Whistler and I am now back at home. I had an invite from a friend's invite to go back up to Whistler for some group event this weekend, but it was just for a Saturday night, and that is a bit for for me for a five hour trip :)

I've not been to CanSecWest though. If I had known about the party on Saturday I would have probably went to some of the conference and then headed up to Whistler afterwards.

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Tanjent

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from: tanjent
date: Mar. 18th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
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technician fail...

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Jonathan M.

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from: geothermal
date: Mar. 18th, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
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What level of rock climbing are you now ?

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Brian "Krow" Aker

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from: krow
date: Mar. 18th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
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5.10a/b

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from: ext_175702
date: Mar. 18th, 2009 06:19 am (UTC)
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Last year, I broke my glasses (and didn't have a spare pair).

That time, I came to know about the online sites. I ordered
1 pair (for spare) and the price was unbelievable!

For < $50, I got a new pair of glasses and they are decent quality.

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awfief

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from: awfief
date: Mar. 19th, 2009 01:46 pm (UTC)
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Ugh. As someone who's -5.0 in one eye and -7.5 in another, I feel your pain.

Then again, I wear contact lenses, so I'd be able to debug the issue immediately, because sometimes I end up putting the wrong contact in each eye.

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