el

active 1 month, 4 weeks ago
active 1 month, 4 weeks ago
  • el posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Yes, I don’t think the prescription can be right because I wouldn’t be able to drive safely with them in and that’s not a step forward! I shall keep wearing them for a while longer and ask them to change the prescription when I go in for the check in two weeks. I so want them to work so that I can ditch the old lady glasses on a chain look.

  • el posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Thanks @kelly I wore contacts for years and years until my eyeballs apparently changed shape and I gained the perfect vision I’d lacked since childhood! Now old age has kicked in and I fancied ditching the reading glasses that make me feel so old I have a follow up appointment in two weeks and I might try the single vision lens next time to see…[Read more]

  • el posted an update 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Has anyone here got multifocal contact lenses and how long did it take you to get used to them? I’m finding that I can see objects in the middle distance really well and my close up vision is acceptable but my long distance vision seems quite blurry. I’ve only had them in for 3 hours or so and am due to take them out in another hour but I so want…[Read more]

    • I tried them for a week and found they didn’t actually improve my eyesight so I went back to my previous arrangement – my eyes adjusted really quickly but they generally do 🙂

    • I’ve had them for about 6 months and they have made a huge difference to me. I wore contact lenses before.

    • I have variofocal lenses that I use from time to time – I was warned that it would take a while to get 100% used too them, I also took time to get used to variofocal glasses. Now I go between the two – lenses for a night out when I don’t want to take glasses with me and I usually wear my glasses for work. I hope your optician told you that it…[Read more]

      • Thanks @kelly I wore contacts for years and years until my eyeballs apparently changed shape and I gained the perfect vision I’d lacked since childhood! Now old age has kicked in and I fancied ditching the reading glasses that make me feel so old I have a follow up appointment in two weeks and I might try the single vision lens next time to see…[Read more]

    • I loved mine for years, right from the beginning. But I have found that not all opticians get the prescription right first time. My optician was on holiday when I went for one check-up, the newly qualified optician that I saw ‘adjusted’ my prescription so that I could see to the moon but couldn’t read a book. Fortunately my usual optician had only…[Read more]

      • Yes, I don’t think the prescription can be right because I wouldn’t be able to drive safely with them in and that’s not a step forward! I shall keep wearing them for a while longer and ask them to change the prescription when I go in for the check in two weeks. I so want them to work so that I can ditch the old lady glasses on a chain look.

    • Following with interest.

      I have short sight, with bad astigmatism in one eye so am currently on one astigmatic lens and one regular lens. However due to being generally decrepit and falling apart, I also now need reading glasses. I would love to have lenses that did it all… will ask the optician at next visit

  • el posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    If you think you may have an infection then I agree that lip balm isn’t the answer. You need to seek medical advice because you might need treatment for a fungal infection etc. My own problem has always been dry/eczematous skin and lip balm works brilliantly for me. It’s just the same as using body lotion, facial moisturiser, hair conditioner etc.…[Read more]

  • el posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    I was told by a doctor many years ago that it was a symptom of zinc deficiency. I think he prescribed zinc supplements but I only took them until they ran out and have never bought any more.

    I don’t agree that eschewing lip balms helps everyone, some yes, but not everyone. I use plain vaseline at night and an unscented lip balm stick of any type…[Read more]

  • el posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Anybody who doesn’t step to the side when an approaching vehicle is possibly going to hit them is not thinking clearly.

  • el posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Stick a polite note on the windscreen asking the driver not to do it again and video the reaction from a safe distance. If they do it again get documentary evidence of the problem then complain to the Police. Record them saying no criminal act has been committed so they can’t do anything.

    So far so boring… now the clever* bit.

    Stick a GPS…[Read more]

  • el replied to the topic I've given up diet drinks in the forum Health 3 months, 1 week ago

    I can’t bear diet drinks, find them absolutely rank and avoid artificial sweetener in every thing else as well. I rarely drink pop and if I do its generally ginger beer when I am ill. I have a poor thirst reflex so have to make an effort to keep hydrated-lots of water and tea.

  • @harry I agree Dinosaurs existed, all very alien to what exists now. For me that shows how life can evolve in many ways in a very different atmosphere but in all that time they failed to evolve into anything like a modern human with our abilities to plan and build. In a few billions of years civilisation could rise and fall as could our present…[Read more]

  • el replied to the topic Worst pubs ever in the forum General Chat 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Why do I have a feeling the worst pub in Britain will be in the Edinburgh area or Birmingham

    No offence to the inhabitants thereof

  • el replied to the topic Awful Boxing Day in the forum General Chat 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Oh my word, you poor thing. Having broken one ankle and simultaneously snapped all the ligaments in the other, I sympathize totally!! Do you still have one of those bionic boot things? They really helped when I did mine. x

  • el replied to the topic Best Robot vacuum cleaners? in the forum Tech 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    @mo But it won’t hoover sofas, or skirting board, or get cobwebs.I have a 15 month year old that is quite good at clearing the floor!

    I am quite tempted to get one to run around at night though, one that washed and dried the kitchen floor daily would be great.

  • We’re in week 3 in our house. Hubby about 3 days ahead of me – I’ve got the “40 a day” cough right now.

  • it will be fine either way, the use by is more of a storage/starting to smell than a health thing on the basis that you are going to cook it anyway

  • I’ve just moved into rented for the first time after I sold my house but the one I was buying fell through.

    Check if you need curtains, only some of the rooms here have curtains so I picked up some for £20 from Ikea which you just trim to the right length (or I will eventually trim to the right length). I had no lampshades on lights so got a few…[Read more]

  • el replied to the topic Getting taxation right in the forum General Chat 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    @Niles Good grief. Her conclusion is a complete non-sequiteur. And that’s being kind. Don’t read the guardian it sucks bad! #fakenews