New frames

by Volker Weber

One of the things you need as get older is more glasses. I am nearsighted, and I just needed one pair of glasses until the age of 45. Those glasses became too strong as I was no longer able to focus on closer objects. The eye's crystalline lens loses elasticity which limits your ability to change focus. The solution to this is to use prescription glasses with a variable focus. Depending on where you look through them, the focus changes. That's what I am using every day:


It takes quite a while to adopt to those glasses. Some people never succeed, but for me it took about two weeks. The downside of this type of corrective lenses is that you always have to look through the middle of those glasses. Not good for reading on a large screen. That is why I now have another frame optimized for two to three feet of distance:


Much better now.


I like the frames.

Martin Kautz, 2008-07-24

if the first one is called "wildeshausen" we do have the same frames now. infact i am a big fan of depeche mode also. interesting!

Lukas Praml, 2008-07-24

No, it's an older design: rutliff. I need larger frames than wildeshausen.

Volker Weber, 2008-07-24

I was nearsighted from the age of about 12. 5 years ago I had laser surgery (LASIK) to fix them. Awesome! I do few active sports and the glasses and contact lenses were a real PITA. Highly recommended.

...the procedure is somewhat trickier if you are both short and long sighted though. Of course not everyone likes the idea of having their cornea sliced in half and peeled back either!

Brendon Upson, 2008-07-25

Brendon, Lasik surgery could indeed rid mankind of most corrective lenses. It does not really work with age-related elasticity loss though. You will still need reading glasses.

Volker Weber, 2008-07-25

ic berlin... sort of community frames?
Mine: otomo s :-)

Helmut Weiss, 2008-07-28

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