Four eyes

Monkey wearing glasses Today, I have to get glasses. At least that’s what I think, I’m starting to screw my face up when looking at any godforsaken monitor, and so it’s up to an optician to use his mechanical wizardry and decide to what extent I’m loosing my sight.

There is extensive research that using monitors does not harm your vision. Absolute twaddle I say, as a species we’re designed to be running about a forest chucking spears at anything that moves, we’re not designed to be sat in a posturally correct position for nine hours a day, staring into a goggle-box of pixels. My father is an engineer, my mother a nurse (excellent work being made on breaking stereotypes) and their optical enhancement wasn’t required until their forties, I’m only 24 and I’m already struggling to see what I’m typing right now, even though it’s a meagre 18 inches from my nose.

Are we destined to become a race of four-eyed nerds, that can’t actually see what’s going on around us and rely on the artificial refraction of light?

On a serious note though, are frameless glasses still stylish, or are they meant to be worn astride the noses of German car designers and polo-neck wearing company directors trading under the pretence of selling fruit?

2 thoughts on “Four eyes

  1. My good man, my eyesight went south at the start of high-school, I blame Sony and their ever-delicious PS2 for my now near-sightedness. I recommend that for every few hours before your goggle-box, you focus on something in the distance for a few moments. Then take a deep breath, close your eyes and tense every muscle you can consciously control. Hold for a few seconds, then exhale and relax. Tensing and relaxing muscles like this tricks involuntary muscles into relaxing also, such as the eyes 🙂 Enjoy prolonged healthy vision.


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