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Okay, I'm wearing new glasses. So this is what the world looks like? It's a lot more detailed than I remember. I've been wearing the same glasses for at least 8 years. This is kind of information overload on my brain...

@Gargron been wearing old glasses for like 3 years and new were cool and everything was detailed, I know what you feel

@Gargron Oh good, there are more people who do that. I need new glasses as well and I think I've been wearing these for seven years now...

@Julia @Gargron You wear glasses until you have reason to believe you need a different prescription. Is that not how it's supposed to work?

@Anke Oh, I DEFINITELY need new glasses and I've known that for years. I just don't want to go do the test...

@gargron Well, you can read the ingredients list in packaged food now much easier. :)

I'm a liiiiitle bit worried if they detected my eyesight correctly because it feels... odd to be looking at close objects, but my brain might be *very* used to seeing things wrong or maybe my eyes are bad at focusing after all this time, so I should probably give it time

@Gargron you totally should. it will be weird for like a day or two

@gargron I tried taking my new glasses back the day after I got them. They told me to keep them on for the next couple of days and it'll be OK. They were right.

@Gargron I guess the more short-sighted you are, the more the glasses that correct for it are going to destroy your vision for close objects.

I can't see a damn thing up close with my glasses on, I have to take them off if I want to.

@Gargron that effect is usually worse if you have varifocal lenses. Took me about 6 months to get used to mine without feeling dizzy.

@Gargron The focus points on new glasses could be slightly different than your old glasses, and that can make a big difference in your brain processing info from new glasses.

@Gargron Yeah, give it a while. Even being in and out of contact lenses can do this to me for a bit.

@Gargron your eyes are lying to you. Do not trust them. Promptly remove.

@Gargron I always get headaches with an updated prescription for glasses because yes, you compensate for the problem. When it's fixed, it feels like a problem.

@Gargron I find it takes 3 days to a week to get used to new glasses. That said I am short-sighted and prefer to eg work (I draw and write as a freelancer rn) without my glasses as I find it strains my eyes unnecessarily (they're a good prescription and I always wear them when going out).

@Gargron usually takes a day or two before you'll adjust

@Gargron just be sure to keep looking into the far distance once in a while, assuming you stare at a screen a lot. It will help you adjust quicker

@Gargron when I got my new glasses, they felt weird because there's a lot more chromatic aberration. Felt like I was looking through the lens of a DSLR

@Gargron Nearsighted from birth, I first wore corrective lenses at 14. Toooootal mind job! I had had no idea what people were seeing.

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@Gargron I feeld that way too when I first got mine (also 8 years ago), after years of being short-sighted, and more specifically being able to see equally from both eyes (the right one was way worse to see than the left).

Now the left one has begun to drop to the level of the right one... And I have an appointment on june 6 to make new glasses. :D

Guess we can say that I'll change the resolution of the reality I can see in a few weeks. ^_^

@Gargron Poor brain. Go out and walk around and look at all the leaves. Trees apparently have them, and they are all kinds of different kinds of interesting...

@Gargron I never realized I needed reading glasses until I was about 40, when one day I was trying to read the tiny type in the TV guide and my arms were too short to rack focus. After laughing for 15 minutes, the DW insisted I have my eyes tested.

A couple of years ago, I also had to get distance glasses because I couldn't read road signs clearly anymore.

Man, was that awesome. What a difference.

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