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Keratoconus: Update the First - Walking on the Edge
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Keratoconus: Update the First
Just a quick note to say that I have a consultation with an ophthalmologist who specializes in eye disorders, including keratoconus, this coming week at The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, which is ranked second in the country by U.S. News. We shall see what he says.

Whatever the outcome of this consultation, I am fortunate to be in the same vicinity as this place and to have a friend who will be driving me to my appointment and back (as it's unfortunately not easily accessible by public transport). It's the little things.

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In related news, I am currently trying to find an anti-glare cover for my laptop screen. When I got my laptop (a Dell Studio XPS 16) I was surprised and chagrined to see it has a highly glossy screen, and have been irked by it ever since, as it really, totally sucks. I don't even understand why they make it, since in anything but a dark room you can see your reflection in the screen. Why do that? WHY? (In retrospect, maybe I should have tried to return it for a different computer? But for all I know they all have this now, and anyway I had been without a computer for several weeks by then and was in desperate need of it.)

I've been meaning to get an anti-glare cover for awhile, but was spurred into looking for real when my optometrist told me that reducing glare is one of the things I can do to help with the eye strain and headaches that come with keratoconus. Problem is, I am not really finding a good product here.

So: anyone have ANY tips or recommendations for a good anti-glare laptop cover, 16" (on the diagonal) screen size?

P.S. I've also been told that I should have an anti-glare and LCD TV, too, instead of the old one I've got now. Since talking to my doc, I've realized that the deteriorating eyesight is definitely one reason I've gradually started watching more on my computer than on my TV - both because I can sit closer to the screen to see better, and because the LCD makes it better to watch. Now if only it were glare-free. And/or I could afford a new TV. *sigh* (I know, I know - first world problems.)

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library_of_sex From: library_of_sex Date: September 26th, 2010 06:35 pm (UTC) (current file)
Good luck with the consultation, Emily! It's lovely that you have that friend to help you out with the transportation situation. Please keep us updated, hon. *hugs*
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: October 25th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC) (current file)
Totally totally belated thanks for your well-wishes, heh.
queenanthai From: queenanthai Date: September 26th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC) (current file)
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: October 25th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC) (current file)
Belated thanks for that. :)
txvoodoo From: txvoodoo Date: September 27th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC) (current file)
BIG hugs.

Maybe look on Amazon?
particle_person From: particle_person Date: September 27th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC) (current file)
a highly glossy screen, and have been irked by it ever since, as it really, totally sucks. I don't even understand why they make it

Blacks are blacker on the glossy screen models so there can be higher contrast. But the real reason is that when they first offered them, consumers snapped them up, so the next year practically every model went with a glossy display instead of a matte display. Apple sells both now, but matte costs extra for no other reason than because they know they can get it.
particle_person From: particle_person Date: September 27th, 2010 03:43 am (UTC) (current file)
Also, good luck with the consultation!
bktheirregular From: bktheirregular Date: September 27th, 2010 07:52 am (UTC) (current file)
Amazon seems to have a number of options - you can check "laptop privacy filter" or "laptop anti-glare". Some of them might be able to be trimmed down to size, I think - you might want to check the exact dimensions of your screen, width and height as well as diagonal. But you're not without options, thankfully.
lady_findel From: lady_findel Date: September 27th, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC) (current file)
I hope everything went alright and that you had some good news about your eyes!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: October 25th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC) (current file)
Very belated thanks for the good wishes!
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foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: October 25th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC) (current file)
Heeee. Very belated thanks for the good wishes.
nixve From: nixve Date: September 29th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC) (current file)
*hugs* Here's hoping the consultation turns up some useful ideas and options.
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