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Making spirits bri- OUCH

I went to the optometrist for the first regular checkup in many years. They did the pupil dilation thing, which was sort of annoying and now I remember how much I didn't like it the last time. I probably should have used the cheap sunglasses they gave me, but I didn't. On an overcast day, on the walk back to the office, the white lines on the road were blinding me. Yeesh. My pupils looked, and still look, like an animé character's.

Night fell shortly after I got back to the office, which was convenient. And from then until now, everything is brighter than I expect, and point-source lights have pretty auras around them.

I walked roverthedog through the big park, which has been decked out in Christmas lights.

Wow. Pretty. Very pretty.

The strings of lights in the trees each looked like thick cables, bright but not quite painfully bright. Again with the pretty auras. If I could have turned off the streetlights, it would have been perfect.

I'm not sure I would recommend this as a way to get into the Christmas spirit, but hey, as long as I've got weird vision, might as well take advantage of the few unexpected benefits.

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dawn_guy
Dec. 6th, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)
Happy weird, with an expectation it will end by the time you wake.

(got through my budgeted 3 hours in 2.5, which I hope is an indication of efficiency and not using cheap materials)
da_lj
Dec. 6th, 2012 03:10 am (UTC)
Yay for beating estimates!

And for eating bestmates, though that's something else entirely.
mynatt
Dec. 7th, 2012 07:06 am (UTC)
my last eye exam was with someone who didn't bother with that step. it's perhaps not a coincidence that the glasses they prescribed don't work at all. time to visit the school of optometry here, i think.
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