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  1. I am loving my multifocals. I still don't see as well at a distance, but it is so nice to be able to pick up a paper or can of food and actually see what is written there without having to put on readers. As a pp recommended, I have been wearing one of my old lenses in my weakest eye and that helps with the distance a bit. I do that for when I will be out for very long (driving and such). They did cost twice as much as my old ones, but that is because I have to have toric lenses, I think.
  2. Another vote for Goodreads. You can make separate accounts for everyone you want to keep track of. Would have been neat to have while I was homeschooling mine. They could have continued using it themselves once they were grown and had a record of all that they read while they were kids, as well as what they thought about the books if they had done reviews.
  3. Brilliant idea! Why didn't I think of that? I still have my "old' lenses and am going to try that now.
  4. Yes, reading glasses work just fine for me, but are a pain. I don't carry a purse, so when I am out, I have nowhere to carry any, unless I wear them hanging off my boobs like an old lady, lol. Which I am not willing to do. I can also read just fine without any contacts or glasses at all. Just can't see any distance. I never have perfect vision with my left eye no matter what though. The astigmatism is just too bad to correct completely.
  5. I do have a trial period, but the sad fact is, you either have to give up some far vision or some near vision when your eyes are as bad as mine in order to wear contacts. And I am loving being able to read pill bottles, my phone, labels in stores, etc. and don't want to give that up. I already was doing the monovision, with one eye for close and the other for distance, but I still had to have reading glasses for up close because you can't have them so far apart in strength as I would have needed. I actually always had great vision with contacts until I started getting older and becoming far-sighted. I have worn them since I was about 17 or 18. Yes, I have toric lenses. I went to the store today and absolutely loved being able to read labels and price tags. Since I spend a lot more time inside than I do driving, that is why I prefer to have my close vision prioritized and also why I want to ask if the doc will prescribe me glasses just to wear over these contacts. Seems like he could give me the vision test with my contacts in and just correct from there with a glasses prescription. But a pp said her doc would not do that for some reason.
  6. There was a thread here the other week with someone asking about this I think. We were discussing different ways to deal with presbyopia as we get older without having to hunt down reading glasses constantly. I had been doing the mono vision thing, with one contact for near and the other for far, but still needed reading glasses for small print and reading. Anyway, because of some responses in that thread, I got myself some multifocal contacts yesterday. I wore them for the day at home and liked them pretty well. Still have to adjust a bit for reading I think, but at least I don't have to run and find reading glasses to read how many pills to take or how to cook a packaged food. Hoping for the same when I go to the store and have to read details on price stickers on the shelves. However, when I went to pick up DD from work, I realized my far vision is much worse with these. I can't really read signs until I am right on them. It was already close to that bad with the mono, but even worse now. I do have bad astigmatism and lenses can't totally correct that, so I think that is what is going on. My question is, how stupid would it be to ask my doc to prescribe me some glasses to wear over these contacts just for driving? I could even get prescription sunglasses, since I wear those all the time driving. Is that even possible? I can't really see why it wouldn't be. I would take my vision test with my contacts in, and he would write a prescription for that.
  7. Same here! I was so surprised to see this today.
  8. Yuck, no! And I don't even really worry about germs that much. To me, it is just the ickiness of it. Kinda like I'm not likely to get sick or anything eating my own earwax, but it ain't happening!
  9. Definitely rude. My mother-in-law did showers for her grandkids and always titled it as a "pamper party," so people would bring diapers and wipes, which was very handy. She didn't, however, tell people on the invitations what they could or couldn't bring. And they only included people close to the mother and father, unlike a lot of showers I see these days where they invite anybody and everybody, whether they know the mother or not.
  10. One of my kitties drinks like this too. He is 11 years old and doing fine so far but I always wonder about that too.
  11. This is what I do too. And like pp said, I don't even notice which eye is doing what. They work together. I use both eyes when I look over my shoulder while driving. And peripheral vision is not really clear anyway, even with perfect eyesight. However, because I am so nearsighted and have such bad astigmatism, I still can't see to read anything small. I was looking at this thread because I am so sick of having to hunt down reading glasses all day long. I can still read just fine without my contacts in. But if I wear contacts that totally correct my far vision in both eyes, even my hands are blurry, as is anything remotely close to me. The mono thing takes care of that problem, even if it doesn't allow me to read small print.
  12. I have read that vibration plates can help.
  13. It would definitely be harder, but the work schedule itself would kill me. I would just figure out how many hours I wanted to have for my "eating window" each day, then, regardless of the actual time of day, stick to that many hours as best I could. Alternately, you could figure out how many hours you wanted to fast, and make sure there were at least that many hours in between eating, regardless of time.
  14. I usually fast for 18 and eat within 6 hours per day. Sometimes I do 19/5 or 20/4. I have done several 24 hours. They are not really that hard. You still get to eat every day. It works for me because I am an all-or-nothing type person. When I am allowed to eat, I do. When I am not, I don't. This way I can eat enough to get full and have whatever I want. Whenever I have tried to diet by limiting my food, I end up feeling like I am starving and just can't stick with it. Plus I am just not willing to give up all sweets and the stuff that makes eating enjoyable to me.
  15. Whatever you get, don't use fabric softener, or even put them in the dryer (due to dryer sheet residue). If you just wash them and hang them to dry, they will be far more absorbent. Fabric softener tends to make things repel water. I got some microfiber towels for drying my dishes, and they work great as long as I just hang them to dry. They also dry very quickly.
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