Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Good bye goo-goo goggles.


Carving some slab trays this weekend seemed like a piece of cake after the big pots.

Lori over at Future Relics Studio asked me how my shoulder was holding up with all this carving on big pots. I am happy to say my shoulder has been fine. The muscles in my hands and arms have been sore, but it's that good sore. The kind the tells you that you worked hard... not that scary pain that screams, "You went too far and did damage!"
I have spent a lot of time complaining about my glasses when doing detail work. I have needed a new prescription for quite awhile so early Monday morning I was off to the eye doctor. I decided to take the leap and try contact lenses. Wearing glasses are a pain the studio. Mine are really scratched despite the fact that I think I am careful with them. I have progressive lenses, so put on the mask to mix glazes and it pushes your glasses up enough so you can't read the recipe. The bottom line is that I just hate wearing glasses. Since I need help seeing both near and far I am trying out mono lenses... one lens is for distance, the other for close up. Hopefully my brain will adjust quickly. I am also looking forward to the day that it doesn't take me 10 minutes to put them in and take them out!

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  1. Beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, but not by much! Good luck. I've had progressives for a month and am still not totally adapted.

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  3. Dennis, it took me about a month to adjust to progressive lenses. Years later and some staircases still make me dizzy when wearing them!

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  4. Oh anxious to hear how you do with the mono lens. I now where two pair of glasses perched on the end of my nose. Especially when I'm weaving. It works. Several friends have mono lens and love them.....
    I did fall over in the garden weeding a couple years ago....... had a bi-focular moment!

    oh and do I know that scary pain that takes your breath away! Good you are well :)

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  5. a bi-focular moment... that's a good one Sandy!
    After last fall's rotator cuff injury I am really careful with my shoulder. I exercise it, but don't over do it. I NEVER want to feel that much pain again.

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  6. I wore bifocal contacts for many years ... loved them! Mine were the kind made of multiple rings. Unfortunately my stigmatism increased to the point I can't wear them anymore so I am now a glasses on, glasses off kinda gal. And yeah, just so ya know ... contacts and raku firing ... not a good mix ;)

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  7. For close up work I get the 2.5 plus cheapo glasses at wally world and those help. Before I got my license I got a prescription for glasses in case I flunked I just passed so I'm not wearing them till I need them. I like the open space on the platter it complements the carving nicely;.

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  8. I've been thinking about these same contacts, let me know how you are liking them, I read all sorts of things online (you know, where you can believe it for fact!) and some of the reviews caused me some pause. Would like to hear from someone I actually know :-)

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  9. I'm so glad your shoulder is okay. I hope it's completely healed.

    We were just talking about these lenses a few days ago. I'll be interested to know how they work for you.

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  10. I hope contacts work out for you. A few years ago I had to give up wearing contacts. The just got really uncomfortable for me. I miss the convenience. I know what you mean about glasses getting in the way and scratched up.

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  11. until I got the glasses I couldn't figure out why my lids didn't fit very well ;)

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