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Re: new glasses 11 Feb 2011 18:31 #57465

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Rosemary, my local optician greeted me with 'school, driving, and quilt-making, right!' last time I went to have my eyes checked. He is more expensive than the large chains in Nottingham, but you get personalized service. :)

As somebody who does a lot of hand embroidery, most of my friends who do small work use a 'dazer' because it magnifies and illuminates the area you work with. I don't. But if I work on dark fabric I will only do it in daylight, sitting close to a window, with the light on the work. I guess we all have to experiment a little to find a way that's best for our eyes and the task we are doing.
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Re: new glasses 11 Feb 2011 03:45 #57353

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One of my friends, who is into miniature embroidery, has a niece who's hobby is lacemaking, but also has a part time job in an opticians. She has told us some great tales of asking clients about their hobbies, who initially cannot understand why she is asking such personal questions, but when any of the ladies let on about sewing, she responds with

'Right, so you need to have your focal point at 12"-15" to work on your projects'. And they all wonder how a 8) 18 year old knows about such things! :lol: :lol:

(By the way it also applies to hubbys that do model making/wood turning etc.)

It seems that when you need glasses for close work, you need to explain properly to the optometrist your requirements for your glasses, and at what distance the focal point needs to be :wink: .

I personally am the other way around in that I need glasses for distance, and take them off for close work.

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Re: new glasses 10 Feb 2011 13:02 #57293

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I know it is expensive, but I couldn't function without my Dazor magnifying lamp. I use this without my glasses, and the magnification combined with the bright light is so nice. I'm not sure it is so great for your eyes to mess with the prescription. So, if you're interested, check it out.
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Re: new glasses 10 Feb 2011 12:47 #57291

The optometrist told me at my last visit that I shouldn't need additional magnification with my new prescription. Wrong! He also added that at my next appointment he'd like to see what kind of close-up work I do. Well, I can't wait to show him my size-12 between used for handquilting, the detailed applique, the silk thread. The mini show-and-tell I treat him to may make him re-think how he writes prescriptions when a patient tells him she's (he's) a quilter.
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Re: new glasses 09 Feb 2011 21:03 #57245

Well, there's my tip for the day or no matter what age I'm not too old to learn. I have a pair of reading glasses tucked away from the day I was without glasses for a few hours. The hoot is that my optometrist tells me I shouldn't need glasses other than for reading and close work. My eyes and head totally don't agree. I heard this same line when my youngest, now 36, was a wee baby and it didn't work then either. I'm off to get those glasses and give it a try. Thanks!!
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Re: new glasses 09 Feb 2011 18:27 #57227

I use "double glasses" all the time. I forgot one day, answered the door and the mailman burst into laughter and told me I was going to start a fire on my face if I stood too long in the sunshine! :)
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Re: new glasses 03 Feb 2011 18:30 #56558

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I'll try it!! Thanks!
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Re: new glasses 03 Feb 2011 11:42 #56503

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ABSOLUTELY!! :D


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That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived !
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Re: new glasses 03 Feb 2011 11:36 #56502

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Cool idea -- does it work wearing the reading glasses over bifocals?
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Re: new glasses 28 Jan 2011 19:57 #55643

I thought I was the only one to go 'four-eyed' when quilting! I get a lot of laughs from friends and family, but, hey, I can thread that needle far more easily plus see where to put the needle. I found reading glasses at the WalMart optical department on sale for just $1/pair, down from $20. The style was awful, but for $1 who cares? I bought all they had.
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Re: new glasses 22 Jan 2011 12:08 #54330

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Lorchan

You will have to start phoning them when they get home after a visit, and tell them to come right back again to loosen your taps! That should fix it - one way or another :lol:

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Re: new glasses 20 Jan 2011 18:17 #53984

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I always have problems with the taps in the house after my sons have been visiting. They don't know they are doing it, but they turn them off so tightly that I can't turn them on. A few times I had to get a wrench out of the toolbox to help me. I'm only 58. I better get my lads better trained, or I'll have real tap problems when I'm 95! :)
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Re: new glasses 20 Jan 2011 03:38 #53903

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Betty Jo, its like the fact that the tops on jars and bottles get tighter every day :lol:


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Re: new glasses 19 Jan 2011 20:59 #53874

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I keep several pairs around for "double glazing" when I really need to see those stitches close in. Did you ever notice how directions on cooking items and how many calories are in the food are the smallest type on the box? Oddly, these things seem to get smaller all the time. :shock: :lol: :lol:

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