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Gary Scott (03-02-19, 06:43 PM)
You know, as I age I'm making more really dumb mistakes, wasting hours
figuring out something really obvious. It appears to be highly
correlated to eye sight decline, though. Even with the readers, I
sometimes can't see the difference between an s and an e :(...oh well,
on to the next dumb mistake :)
gah4 (03-03-19, 12:41 AM)
On Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 8:43:51 AM UTC-8, Gary Scott wrote:
> You know, as I age I'm making more really dumb mistakes, wasting hours
> figuring out something really obvious. It appears to be highly
> correlated to eye sight decline, though. Even with the readers, I
> sometimes can't see the difference between an s and an e :(...oh well,
> on to the next dumb mistake :)


Remind me of the ago old (not old age) difference between 0 and O,
and also between 2 and Z. I got pretty good at crossing my Z's,
sometimes slashing my O's. s and e is a different question.
spectrum (03-05-19, 05:10 PM)
On Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 1:43:51 AM UTC+9, Gary Scott wrote:
> You know, as I age I'm making more really dumb mistakes, wasting hours
> figuring out something really obvious. It appears to be highly
> correlated to eye sight decline, though. Even with the readers, I
> sometimes can't see the difference between an s and an e :(...oh well,
> on to the next dumb mistake :)


I also have a pretty bad eyesight (in my case, probably due to genetic reasons and partly
due to aging?), so having difficulty when reading small characters on a screen even
with glasses (in contrast to many people who like to use very tiny fonts...).
So in my case I use a rather large font, although a terminal can display
only a limited info at the same time. My concern is that a "good" font size for me
has been becoming bigger as compared to, e.g. 10 years ago...

# Adjusting colors and font type might also help a bit for better readability.
In my case, I've been using deep green background (RGB = 13773D)
+ pale yellow text (RGB = FFF0A5), though I guess comfortable colors would
vary very much from person to person.
Terence (03-09-19, 04:05 AM)
As an aside:
"Gary Scott" wrote

>You know, as I age I'm making more really dumb mistakes, wasting hours
>figuring out something really obvious. It appears to be highly correlated
>to eye sight decline, though. Even with the readers, I sometimes can't see
>the difference between an s and an e :(...oh well, on to the next dumb
>mistake :)


To Gary and anybody else with this problem.
I damaged my eyes somewhat with radiation (as a Physicist), but found that
after Cataract Surgery, I had better eyesight than even as a 1953 army
marksman. Highly recommend the procedure!
I opted for far-sight and so got fixed solid new lenses (not the alternative
Fresnel multi-focus kind) and expected to need reading glasses.
One interesting result was I now have really superb vision from 40 cm to
infinity, and that by TRYING to focus as I used to with organic lenses, I
actually could move the new implants a little nearer the retina enough to
focus down to the 10 cm distance. (Turns out to ne uncommon for those with
experimental natures).

Terence
James Van Buskirk (03-10-19, 05:01 AM)
"Terence" wrote in message news:jvl1

> "Gary Scott" wrote


> >You know, as I age I'm making more really dumb mistakes, wasting hours
> >figuring out something really obvious. It appears to be highly
> >correlated to eye sight decline, though. Even with the readers, I
> >sometimes can't see the difference between an s and an e :(...oh well, on
> >to the next dumb mistake :)


[..]
> actually could move the new implants a little nearer the retina enough to
> focus down to the 10 cm distance. (Turns out to ne uncommon for those with
> experimental natures).


Seems to be less expensive to get a better monitor. I've been using a 50 in
4K monitor since 2014 and at this point I can't see how we ever got by with
the teensy screens we had in Y2K.
Terence (03-10-19, 05:24 AM)
"James Van Buskirk" wrote in message news:q641

"Terence" wrote in message news:jvl1

> "Gary Scott" wrote


> >You know, as I age I'm making more really dumb mistakes, wasting hours
> >figuring out something really obvious. It appears to be highly
> >correlated to eye sight decline, though. Even with the readers, I
> >sometimes can't see the difference between an s and an e :(...oh well, on
> >to the next dumb mistake :)


> To Gary and anybody else with this problem.
> I damaged my eyes somewhat with radiation (as a Physicist), but found that
> after Cataract Surgery, I had better eyesight than even as a 1953 army
> marksman. Highly recommend the procedure!
> I opted for far-sight and so got fixed solid new lenses (not the
> alternative Fresnel multi-focus kind) and expected to need reading
> glasses.


>Seems to be less expensive to get a better monitor. I've been using a 50
>in
>4K monitor since 2014 and at this point I can't see how we ever got by with
>the teensy screens we had in Y2K.


James, there are other advantages, apart from that my Aussie insurance
covered whatever Aussie "medicare" didn't. My new lenses are Ziess-made, and
I believe them to be a polycarbonate material.
FYI
With the optical properties of these lenses, another side benefit is an
ability to see a tiny bit beyond voilet in the spectrum, so Australian
waxy-leaved trees and bushes seem to glitter, instead of previously seeming
being dark green, and new-washed white sheets have a blue tinge.

For the faint-hearted, Cataract surgery "seems" to take about 5 minutes
after being wheeled into the operating area. But if and only if, the surgeon
or anyone talks, the pacient remembers both seeing and hearing the current
part of the operation at that point, and remembers it afterwards.
Terence (03-18-19, 12:07 AM)
As Gary Scott and others tested, this CLF was down a far as Eternal
September is involved.
This is just to flag that this part of the Forum is working again.
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