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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

Daughter of Mystery
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 251/399 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel
Becky Chambers
Progress: 148/441 pages
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Naxos AudioBooks
Progress: 667/3165 minutes
A Matter of Oaths
Helen S. Wright
Progress: 101/277 pages
Report on the Selected Problems of the Technical Departments of the University of Illinois Library
Raynard C. Swank
Progress: 20/42 pages
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

New glasses, continued

Sorry, whiny non-book post coming up.


I've had my new glasses with the new lenses back for a week now. They changed the anti-glare coating and the material to try to get rid of the glare problem...and it's still there. I finally figured out that the stuff I'm seeing is things being reflected off the cut edges of the lenses. I just have no clue what to do about it, and don't know why it's happening with these glasses when it didn't with my old pair. I've tried repeatedly to replicate the problem with my old pair and can't.


The people at my optometrist's office have basically said “There's nothing else that can be done, so learn to live with it" (along with descriptions of glare issues they've learned to ignore in their own glasses, as if I haven't been wearing glasses since I was a kid). I'm trying. I think I can learn to ignore the light reflections when I'm driving at night, but the little shadowy flickers at the top of my vision when I'm working on a computer are maddening and make me feel like there's something wrong with my eyes. I'm so tempted to just call my new glasses an expensive mistake and quietly start wearing my old ones again.