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January 7th, 2007 at 12:50pm

Now that I’ve had my glasses for a few days, I think it is time for me to post a new picture of myself, and some eyesight comparisons.

Firstly, the new picture of me.
Samuel Gordon-Stewart

Now some eyesight comparisons. I was amazed when I got my glasses and saw how much I had been missing.

Here is a picture of a Hot Air Balloon taken at the 2006 Canberra Balloon Fiesta
Hot Air Balloon with Glasses

Whilst it didn’t look this bad back then, here’s what it would have looked like without glasses in the week before I got my glasses.
Hot Air Balloon without Glasses

I was generally able to see items with enough clarity to know what they were, and even work out some of the writing, but when it came to purely written items I was at a loss. Here’s a calendar (the one I referred to when speaking to John Kerr about my eyesight yesterday).
Calendar with Glasses

And again from about three metres without glasses
Calendar without Glasses from three metres

And from about five metres
Calendar without Glasses from five metres

Whilst the difference between three and five metres is quite drastic, beyond five metres my vision doesn’t change an awful lot, but does gradually get worse.

And just for the fun of it, here’s Nattie.
Nattie with Glasses

And from about five metres without glasses (notice the amazing difference in the carpet).
Nattie without Glasses from five metres

Since getting the glasses, I have noticed that my eyes have adjusted to them, and things I could see clearly at a close distance previously are now much easier to look at with the glasses on. Things in the distance are much the same as they were without glasses, but with glasses, it’s a whole new world!


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  • 1. John B1_B5  |  January 8th, 2007 at 10:36 am

    Amazing ! How did you do that Samuel ? Put your glasses on the camera did you ?

  • 2. Samuel  |  January 8th, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    That would be a tad hard without a time machine for the balloon shot John…but no, just some image manipulation to roughly match what I see.

  • 3. David-H-Eastwood  |  January 8th, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    Hmmm, interesting.

  • 4. davky  |  January 10th, 2007 at 8:55 am

    Wow, Sambo. You have plenty of time on your hands! Impressive – I admit!

  • 5. Samuel  |  January 10th, 2007 at 6:56 pm

    Not really davky, taking the three photos, selecting an archival photo, manipulating them, uploading them and writing the article to go with them took less than half an hour.

  • 6. Craig-Dubious  |  January 12th, 2007 at 8:09 am

    I see Chuck A Spear is now wearing glasses too. They even feature in his latese video Persiflage.


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