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I went to the eye doctor yesterday, as the lenses in my glasses are so scratched they are becoming a problem. I also had a worrisome medical question about my vision that I thought I'd put to him as a precursor to asking my M.D. about it, and he was able to provide an answer. I've had a couple of incidents where I suffered brief periods of impaired vision, sort of like you'd get from looking at a bright light and then looking away. This was worrisome, to say the least, but his diagnosis was about as benign as I could have hoped, as he explained I've been suffering what are known as Ocular Migraines. These are apparently actual migraines, but the good news, and the reason I consider this somewhat benign, is because these are not accompanied by any pain, and they have been brief in duration as well as infrequent, so this is not really a problem that needs much solving. This is in contrast to the kind of scenarios that ran through my mind when encountering this, as I suffered some Woody Allen-style concerns about things like blindness and brain tumors, so this is obviously a relief.

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46. Re: Out of the Blue May 18, 2013, 06:56 Bynun
 
There is a cheap and easy fix to scratched glasses i use.
Most lenses are plastic with a glass 'anti-scratch' coating but it's always the coating which gets scratched. However you can use a glass etch cream to remove the coating which also removes all the scratches getting the lenses back to new. Ofc this only works with coated plastic lenses, only removes surface scratches and can only be done once, but it's alot cheaper then spending cash on a new pair when you don't need them.
 
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45. Re: Out of the Blue May 18, 2013, 02:52 Cutter
 
1badmf wrote on May 17, 2013, 21:30:
Frags4Fun wrote on May 17, 2013, 20:50:
I'm glad that you're ok Blue. We don't know each other in real life but you have a large impact on my life and I'm sure the same is true for the rest of the people who visit daily. Your website is like no other and you've enriched our lives by giving us a home here at Bluesnews. Thanks man and while I'm at it, thanks to all the people who help make Bluesnews possible. And no, I haven't been drinking.

well, voodooextreme was pretty similar, except the comments were flamier, which i kinda enjoyed. too bad ign decided to pull the plug on them =(

it's a little too... civilized around here for me sometimes Flamethrower Outtahere

Yeah, Billy was a wildman though. It all went downhill after he died.
 
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44. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 23:50 Creston
 
Frags4Fun wrote on May 17, 2013, 20:50:
I'm glad that you're ok Blue. We don't know each other in real life but you have a large impact on my life and I'm sure the same is true for the rest of the people who visit daily. Your website is like no other and you've enriched our lives by giving us a home here at Bluesnews. Thanks man and while I'm at it, thanks to all the people who help make Bluesnews possible. And no, I haven't been drinking.

Nah, I feel the same way. Lots of cool people on here to talk to and occasionally argue with. And Blue's been doing it for all these years essentially for free, at least where we are concerned.

Thanks Blue.

Creston
 
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43. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 23:06 xXBatmanXx
 
nin wrote on May 17, 2013, 23:02:
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 17, 2013, 22:56:
nin wrote on May 17, 2013, 22:42:
it's a little too... civilized around here for me sometimes

It's not an election year.


Nah, it only gets quiet when Obama is shittin the bed....

To me, it seems like election years, especially the fall lead up, get particularly nasty...


Yup....and E3.
 
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42. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 23:02 nin
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 17, 2013, 22:56:
nin wrote on May 17, 2013, 22:42:
it's a little too... civilized around here for me sometimes

It's not an election year.


Nah, it only gets quiet when Obama is shittin the bed....

To me, it seems like election years, especially the fall lead up, get particularly nasty...

 
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41. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 22:56 xXBatmanXx
 
nin wrote on May 17, 2013, 22:42:
it's a little too... civilized around here for me sometimes

It's not an election year.


Nah, it only gets quiet when Obama is shittin the bed....
 
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40. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 22:42 nin
 
it's a little too... civilized around here for me sometimes

It's not an election year.

 
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39. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 21:30 1badmf
 
Frags4Fun wrote on May 17, 2013, 20:50:
I'm glad that you're ok Blue. We don't know each other in real life but you have a large impact on my life and I'm sure the same is true for the rest of the people who visit daily. Your website is like no other and you've enriched our lives by giving us a home here at Bluesnews. Thanks man and while I'm at it, thanks to all the people who help make Bluesnews possible. And no, I haven't been drinking.

well, voodooextreme was pretty similar, except the comments were flamier, which i kinda enjoyed. too bad ign decided to pull the plug on them =(

it's a little too... civilized around here for me sometimes Flamethrower Outtahere
 
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38. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 20:50 Frags4Fun
 
I'm glad that you're ok Blue. We don't know each other in real life but you have a large impact on my life and I'm sure the same is true for the rest of the people who visit daily. Your website is like no other and you've enriched our lives by giving us a home here at Bluesnews. Thanks man and while I'm at it, thanks to all the people who help make Bluesnews possible. And no, I haven't been drinking.  
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37. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 19:10 Fingers M
 
Holy crap Blue, I had the exact same thing happen to me a couple weeks ago. Good to know I'm not going blind either.  
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36. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 15:28 Cutter
 
Yeah, the key to losing weight is eating regularly throughout the day. Just choose nutrient dense foods over energy dense. If you want to get on a diet that actually works and is good for you grab the Alternate Day Diet. It's science, not a fad.
 
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35. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 14:40 Beamer
 
PHJF wrote on May 17, 2013, 14:29:
That's bull shit man, you gotta eat some actual food. Eat a big salad or something. I'm 27, 6'1", 180lbs. I run a lot to curb my somewhat elevated caloric intake. I eat a lot of food, I just consume almost no empty calories (big bowls of oatmeal, big plates of whole wheat pasta primavera).

A good diet isn't something you adopt to drop pounds, it's a lifestyle change you can keep up indefinitely. Drinking "meal" shakes and eating "meal" bars is a bunch a horseshit.

Or, if you're truly dieting, a small salad. Doesn't need to be big to be filling.

Then, when you've lost the weight you need to shed, increase salad size!
 
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34. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 14:34 DG
 
I get migraines. To control them:

1. Get decent sleep with a regular pattern.
2. Eat reasonably well with a regular pattern.
3. Try to manage stress.
4. Consider taking a vitamin supplement with magnesium (vitamins, I know, I know, but this is tried and tested for me and makes a huge difference).

If you are feeling vulnerable to them (I either get some vision artifacting or feel run down, like I am in the early stages of fighting off a cold) avoid bright light, especially reflected sunlight. Also avoid trigger foods - particularly cheese and coffee. Computers and TV are bad for them, though not as bad as the flickering CRTs were.

When I get them, the best thing is to just accept it. Immediately just accept whatever I have been stressing about is not going to get done today and go relax or have a nap.
 
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33. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 14:29 PHJF
 
That's bull shit man, you gotta eat some actual food. Eat a big salad or something. I'm 27, 6'1", 180lbs. I run a lot to curb my somewhat elevated caloric intake. I eat a lot of food, I just consume almost no empty calories (big bowls of oatmeal, big plates of whole wheat pasta primavera).

A good diet isn't something you adopt to drop pounds, it's a lifestyle change you can keep up indefinitely. Drinking "meal" shakes and eating "meal" bars is a bunch a horseshit.
 
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32. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 14:11 nin
 
1badmf wrote on May 17, 2013, 12:15:
nin wrote on May 17, 2013, 11:41:
1badmf wrote on May 17, 2013, 11:27:
food snobs! or maybe i'm just a human trash disposal. i eat it all (and i have a particular fondness for jack in the box). and no i'm not fat either =P not even mildly obese. i'm not the svelt 25 y/o athlete anymore, but i still look good in tight clothes.

I admit I sometimes eat stuff I probably shouldn't, but I also have 200-300 calories b-fasts and 250-400 calorie dinners most days, so I'd like to think it evens out.


srsly, 400 calories? that's not even like 1 fry. that's like, the grease you could wring out of said fry. how do you survive on that? i'm pretty sure the FDA recommends 2000-2200 cals/day as healthy.

Maybe I'm not being clear - that's two of my three meals, which gives me slightly more wiggle room at lunch. But fries are out, as is most pop (coke zero is actually semi-decent, better than diet coke).

I'm 6' and weigh about 230, and was close to 260 a year ago. I'd still like to drop another 30, or get as low as I can to 200. Part of it is a medication I have to take that is known to kill your metabolism. But in the last few weeks, I've been trying to half it (so far, no problems, fingers crossed), so I'm hoping that helps.

But breakfast and dinners are usually one of [url=www.amazon.com/Clif-Bar-Energy-Crunchy-2-4-Ounce/dp/B001G7RDRO]these[/url] (link busted, sorry) and either an orange (breakfast) or a fruit bar or two (dinner). It helps that they're extremely tasty, and surprisingly filling...

 
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31. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 13:52 PHJF
 
On that note, I also won't bake anything out of a box. Man, after learning how easy it is to make a real cake out of flour and sugar I'll never go back to the boxed stuff. I've moved one step past my parents, now, who would do boxed cakes but never, ever boxed icings.

I baked butter cream cookies yesterday. Three whole sticks of butter in 27 frosted cookies.

Not for my own consumption, of course Chef
 
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30. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 13:47 Ratty
 
I've had a couple of incidents where I suffered brief periods of impaired vision
Just all those years of masturbation catching up with you. You did know it caused blindness, right?

My fast food weakness is Taco Bell. Love it. Could eat it every day. Thank god there aren't any near me. I like it way better than authentic Mexican food. So sue me.
 
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29. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 13:43 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on May 17, 2013, 11:33:
Mr. Tact wrote on May 17, 2013, 11:21:
Verno, you make it sound like you never eat at any fast food places. Do you really find all fast food unappealing? While I certainly don't eat at them often any longer. It isn't because I think all the food is horrid -- although I'll agree some of it is pretty bad. For me it's more of a, "I have enough problems keeping my salt and fat intake down.." issue.

I take our daughter to McDonalds once in awhile because she loves it but generally speaking I do not eat at fast food places, no. If I'm going to have the calories and salt, I might as well do it at a real restaurant to get quality food and often the meal doesn't take much longer anyway. Fast food is also getting fairly pricey these days for what amounts to deep fried processed crap and junk ingredients.

Nothing food snob about it BTW, it's just sensible eating for your enjoyment and long term well being If fast food was a good value for body/money and tasted good I'd do it all the time.

I also love cooking and appreciate the work that goes into a real meal

Well, that is kind of food snob.
I'll admit to being a food snob. I have no issue with fat and salt - hell yesterday I baked peanut butter and jelly blondies, which are like half butter and light brown sugar, and the other day I went out and ordered beef wellington, which is basically wrapped in butter and fat, but I am fortunate enough to pick and choose good fatty things.

Fast food is not satisfying to me. Good burders taste like burgers. Fast food tastes like condiments and oils.

On that note, I also won't bake anything out of a box. Man, after learning how easy it is to make a real cake out of flour and sugar I'll never go back to the boxed stuff. I've moved one step past my parents, now, who would do boxed cakes but never, ever boxed icings.
 
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28. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 13:40 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on May 17, 2013, 12:16:
Has anyone here used Warby Parker? Seems like a bloody good deal at $100 a pop.

WP was cutting their lenses very poorly for a while. Correct PD and prescription, but the lenses were being cut too small for the frames on far too regular a basis.
Not sure if they solved that.

But their lenses and frames, otherwise, are decent. The hinges sucked but I think they improved that.

Compared to, say, Zenni, they're lightyears better. Zenni starts at $5, but you absolutely get what you pay for.
 
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27. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 13:39 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 17, 2013, 13:30:
Cutter wrote on May 17, 2013, 12:16:
What are glasses prices like in the US for readers, drivers and progressives? They can be effing pricy here - $175 for lenses with scratch coating for drivers/readers, and $300 for progressives.
Highly variable. I suspect you could probably get a set of progressives for under $200 but your frame choice would be limited. My last set was in the $375 range if I remember right. My problem, as mentioned previously, is my preferred style of frames has dropped off the market. Actually, it's been about six months now, I need to go look again...

Top end progressives at a place like LensCrafters will cost you ~800-$1200.
 
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