Re: It ain't Pacman

Subject: Re: It ain't Pacman
From: Andreas Ramos <andreas -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 1994 15:09:46 -0800

After years of taking my glasses [ 8) or :) ] off and on to look at the
screen or the rest of the world (...there's something else than a
screen?...), my optician told me about gradated (or transitional) lenses.
It's the same as a bi-focal, in that there are different strenghts, but
it uses 128 different zones (128-focals), all of which are merged
together so that others don't see that.
So I bought a pair (rather expensive, but he wrote me a bill for a
"monitor perceptual support system", which i deducted from taxes).
It lets me see anything at any distance (close or far) in sharp focus. I
tilt my face up or down slightly, until my eyes are looking through the
right zone (of the 128 zones). After several weeks, i was able to forget
about doing this, and now my eyes do this automatically.
I find that it helps me with my work: looking at the monitor, paper on
the desk, across the room and out the window.

Andreas Ramos, M.A. Heidelberg Sacramento, California

On Tue, 29 Mar 1994, Stephen Bernhardt wrote:

> On Tue, 29 Mar 1994, burgamw1 wrote:

> > For those of us with bifocals, reading large amounts of text from a screen i

> > really eye-straining.
> >
> > Murrie Burgan, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
> > burgamw1 -at- teomail -dot- jhuapl -dot- edu

> I have begun seeing mentions of new bifocals with gradated lenses that
> have a midrange focal point that helps computer uses. As one who
> anticipates bifocals in a year or two and sits too llong at the screen,
> that sounds good to me. Too good?

> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> > Stephen A. Bernhardt >
> > Department of English, Box 3E >
> > New Mexico State University >
> > Las Cruces, NM 88003 >
> > 505-646-2027 FAX 505-646-7725 >
> > e-mail sbernhar -at- nmsu -dot- edu >
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