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Re: Leo I Visually Observeable?!?! new [Re: Starman1]
      #5704351 - 02/27/13 09:48 PM

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Before my wife had LASIK surgery on her eyes, she'd take her glasses off and say, "Which one of the large blobs is the Moon?"




I don't think I'll ever do LASIK. If there's a mistake when they make my glasses, I do have the option to remove them.


Mike


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Re: Leo I Visually Observeable?!?! new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5705701 - 02/28/13 04:39 PM

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Before my wife had LASIK surgery on her eyes, she'd take her glasses off and say, "Which one of the large blobs is the Moon?"




I don't think I'll ever do LASIK. If there's a mistake when they make my glasses, I do have the option to remove them.


Mike




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Re: Leo I Visually Observeable?!?! new [Re: ensign]
      #5705737 - 02/28/13 04:55 PM

You might reply differently if you were essentially blind without your glasses. She was afraid that she would lose or step on her glasses during an earthquake and be incapable of functioning. The maximum distance from her nose that was in focus was 2". Now, she uses reading glasses but watches TV without glasses or contacts.
That's a significant improvement in her life.
But, for myopes who aren't more than 8 diopters off 20/20, I agree LASIK makes less sense.


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Re: Leo I Visually Observeable?!?! [Re: Starman1]
      #5705772 - 02/28/13 05:18 PM

I'm glad your wife was helped by LASIK surgery.

Yes, if my eyes had been like that, I would have opted for LASIK, also. But as my eyes are now, at about 20/200+ myopia (I have no idea what that is in diopters), one eye weaker than the other and also presbyopia so I cannot focus closer than about 18" - my blended trifocal progressives are essential to my daytime life as well as for relatively hassle-free astronomy. About the only things I can do without glasses is sleep, eat, maybe go for a walk ... you get the idea.

But given all those problems, I still have no problem using short focal length eyepieces.

Mike


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