I love Dr. Rhodes, I really do. He's the one that told me there's no such thing as "ruining" your eyes from doing too much needlework or spending too much time with your nose in a book.
Yes, there is such a thing as eye strain, but if you practice a 20-20-20 routine you will avoid this. Every 20 minutes that you're doing something intense with your eyes (whether it's using a 'puter or stitching your eyeballs out) you should lift your head up and look 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
So we exchanged our usual pleasantries and I updated him on my health and Stewey (he actually got a bit teary, bless his heart) and then he proceeded to check out my vision (or lack thereof).
Wow. It's h-e-double-toothpicks getting old! My poor prescription has changed considerably and I am even more near sighted than I was before. But, thanks to the nice people right there in the WalMart Vision Center, I am all fixed up with new contacts and glasses that should be here in a week.
Now all I need to do is update my stitchy glasses. I use 1.5 or 2.0 magnifiers over my contacts to stitch, but Dr. Rhodes suggested that I bump that to a 3.0. Looks like a trip to the Michaels clearance bin might be on the horizon!
Who knows? Maybe now I will be able to stitch on 32 or 36 count linen without wanting to chuck it into the bin every five and a half minutes!
So that's the report for the day, dearies. Nothing but organizing and sorting and purging and packing on the agenda for tomorrow, so methinks I will enjoy some stitchy time in the Happy Chair tonight!
Hope your Thursday was swell!