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rmctagg09 The Wanderer from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Jan 8th 2021 at 1:02:59 AM Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite.
FuzzyBoots from Outlying borough of Pittsburgh (there's a lot of Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
Jan 8th 2021 at 1:31:02 PM

Hopefully they can get her at least some "close to" lenses immediately... it usually takes weeks for mine to come in, but for patients who have it really bad (and don't have another set of glasses to use), it's not horribly uncommon for them to have lenses and/or complete sets of glasses that were not picked up by prior customers that can be used as loaners.

Kayeka World's biggest wannabe from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
Jan 8th 2021 at 2:28:40 PM

Last time I went for new glasses, I got my lenses in two days. I guess it depends on their current workload and level of service they provide.

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phantom1 Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Jan 8th 2021 at 3:09:58 PM

I usually get within the same day, but it does depend on a lot of stuff. And sometimes they are like well we have one set of lenses that fits you I guess.

Edited by phantom1 on Jan 8th 2021 at 3:10:12 AM

Yinyang107 from the True North Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
Jan 8th 2021 at 4:23:54 PM

I wonder what would be stronger, Joyce's aversion to wearing glasses or her aversion to attaching small piece of plastic directly to her eye.

Maybe someday, they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he is free. R.I.P. "Grammie" Ruth Watson, 1927-2014
Kayeka World's biggest wannabe from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
Jan 8th 2021 at 4:26:23 PM

If she's this much of a baby about the air puff test, definitely the latter.

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Adannor from effin' belarus Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Jan 8th 2021 at 4:28:14 PM

[lol] [lol] no way she's getting contacts.

Okay, correction. There is a possibility where she gets contacts because she doesn't want a change of image and never wears them because she can't. But Dorothy would also shoot that idea down.

Edited by Adannor on Jan 8th 2021 at 3:29:27 PM

smokeycut Not Your Atom Bomb Baby from Rochester NY Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Not Your Atom Bomb Baby
Jan 8th 2021 at 4:28:46 PM

Itís so weird seeing multiple people giving her problems for having trouble with the test.

Being forced to stare into something you know is going to blast you in the eye isnít exactly easy.

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Jan 8th 2021 at 5:06:07 PM

[up][up] Wasn't that an episode of Daria?

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Jan 8th 2021 at 5:21:44 PM

Through a Lens Darkly, the season 3 premiere.

I miss that show.

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phantom1 Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Jan 8th 2021 at 5:36:40 PM

I also hated that test. I am way to much of a wimp to put in contacts as well, I had glasses since I was 11 though, so used to them, attached to my face was nothing to, wait this also changed my close up vision, I am having to figure out how distance works again thing.

Adannor from effin' belarus Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Jan 8th 2021 at 5:44:34 PM

I find myself in a kinda weird position in relation to your comments. I take air puff test with 0 trouble, but the idea of contacts freaks me out.

Yinyang107 from the True North Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
Jan 8th 2021 at 8:01:20 PM

I've been wearing contacts this year (to avoid mask-generated fog). I can't put them in unless I look away, which is awkward but I involuntarily blink if I don't.

Maybe someday, they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he is free. R.I.P. "Grammie" Ruth Watson, 1927-2014
rmctagg09 The Wanderer from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
Jan 9th 2021 at 3:20:29 AM

...you know, with the way Joyce's nose is slanted, it's like her face was made to wear glasses.

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Jan 9th 2021 at 6:37:56 AM

I find myself in a kinda weird position in relation to your comments. I take air puff test with 0 trouble, but the idea of contacts freaks me out.

Funny thing! I find myself in a very similar yet completely opposite position in relation to the comments! As mentioned earlier, I very much sympathize with Joyce RE: the air test. But contacts?

I wear them.

I can put them in in literally seconds.

Without a mirror for aid.

I've actually freaked out a couple people with this ability.

Back to the comic at hand, I'm still a bit unclear on why Joyce is this freaked out about the prospect of glasses? Like I see that she's saying why she doesn't want them, but...what's the deeper psychological reason for this? An aspect of her upbringing or what?

Adannor from effin' belarus Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Jan 9th 2021 at 6:55:52 AM

She is madly insecure about concept of Things Changing. Any things.

Jan 9th 2021 at 10:16:32 AM

I had a similar, or even worse, reaction to learning I needed glasses when I was 27 years old. It really can feel like you've lost agency over your face and image.

LoniJay from Australia Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Jan 9th 2021 at 7:09:08 PM

Man, if I was Dorothy I'd be a little bit offended. "Oh no, wearing glasses is such a horrible fate, I couldn't stand to have people think of me as a person who wears glasses!"

Like, I understand why Joyce is being the way she is, and going straight from 'no glasses' to 'here pick out frames immediately' is a little rushed.

But still, it's fairly tone-deaf to say that the prospect of wearing glasses permanently is 'horrifying' to a person who wears glasses permanently.

Be not afraid...
rmctagg09 The Wanderer from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
FuzzyBoots from Outlying borough of Pittsburgh (there's a lot of Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
Jan 9th 2021 at 9:57:44 PM

Honestly, she's not wrong about accepting inconvenience as just being the norm, and therefore accepted.

That said, glasses are perfectly normal.

wingedcatgirl Watch that pink smoke swooce right in from The Murder-Free Hotel
Watch that pink smoke swooce right in
Jan 9th 2021 at 10:22:46 PM

I'm of the opinion that glasses make any face look cuter, personally

Sylvi& | it/they/she | plural trans catgirl | Trouble Cube | avatar by Madame Butterfly Knife
Jan 10th 2021 at 2:21:14 AM

[up][up]I'd say not being able to see properly is more of an inconvenience than having a slight pinch on your nose bridge, but to each their own.

Don't like the look of those specific glasses on her, though. Dunno why, they just don't seem to fit that well. Or maybe it's the face she's making while wearing them that makes it look weird to me.

Jan 10th 2021 at 2:48:34 AM

Those glasses look good on her!

Personalty I dislike my glasses, they suit me, but they draw attention from my favourite parts of my face and the bits I identify with most. I've been trying for a year to find an opticians willing to give me a contact lenses prescription during covid.

smokeycut Not Your Atom Bomb Baby from Rochester NY Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Not Your Atom Bomb Baby
Jan 10th 2021 at 4:48:47 AM

Iím not huge on the shape of them, but thatís because I pretty much never like the look of oval shaped frames.

Iím curious to see if weíll get a whole glasses montage.

Edit: I definitely like the way I look with glasses, but, to be fair, Iíve worn them for most of my life? My current ones are a pair of cat-eye frames, which match my sense of style really well.

Edited by smokeycut on Jan 10th 2021 at 7:49:53 AM

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