chapter 14 - page 44
12 Aug 2011 07:06 pm
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User's CommentsSecretComicLover (Guest), 12 Aug 2011 07:19 pm
So it's farsighted then... How's Kane gonna fix that?
Were eyeglasses invented then? If so, they probably weren't very popular...
Bookf with fmallev pvint, maybe?mooshu_n_taipei (Guest), 12 Aug 2011 08:54 pm
awww, they're so cute togetherFarStar (Guest), 13 Aug 2011 10:50 am
Kane, I don't think you tortured her. D8 She always kept the books at a distance when she read, so I think she saw letters fine.SecretComicLover (Guest), 13 Aug 2011 11:10 am
@FarStar Sure, she saw them fine, but she wasn't reading them fast enough for him... that was the main problem, putting all the words together from a distance...FarStar (Guest), 13 Aug 2011 12:09 pm
Well, for "normal" sighted person, it's harder cause they have to squint and try to figure what is said in the word, for her it shouldn't be the problem? The further she is, the more clear everything is and the spaces between words don't get larger, too.Shiroi Angel, 13 Aug 2011 04:09 pm
mawwwww, now Kane is feeling guiltySecretComicLover (Guest), 13 Aug 2011 04:46 pm
@FarStar I don't really know... maybe arm's length is not far enough to hold a book to be able to read it with farsightedness?Almariss (Guest), 14 Aug 2011 09:49 pm
Being farsighted myself, I can say that the distance you hold the book at doesn't matter nearly as much as the length of time you spend trying to read; you can see the words fine, but it's the duration of straining your eyes to make them out that makes reading without glasses difficult. Pushing the book closer would make it a little worse actually, because then the letters appear more smushed together and harder to discern (the opposite of nearsightedness in which holding the book closer helps). Distance sight is what farsighted people have (I technically have better vision to see at a distance than someone with "normal" vision and get a 20/20 on the typical line reading tests they do, but actually have 20/40 (I can see at 40 feet what someone with normal vision can see at 20)) but seeing up close is the issue.
It gives me migraines after about an hour of reading without my glasses. It probably didn't occur to Kane because farsightedness is really unusual among younger people. I stumped doctors for a good 6 months when I first started having problems because they tend to only test for nearsightedness and then look for other causes, leaving farsightedness as a last resort type of thing.
I hope that clears up some confusion. :) Granted, everyone is a little different and I also have astigmatisms which could also affect my perception (I know it makes my depth perception awful).
We'll talk about Castalia's problems in the curiosities but the main problems is: she can see very well, above average, in the distance but cannot see things that are close to her and reading books is a nightmare.
People who are farsighted get tired and get headaches from reading, that's why they need reading glasses or bifocal lenses... and some have to read at an arm length and still gives them problems.
It's bookworm's nightmare.
I can second that! Being an English major and farsighted made reading Charles Dickens even less enjoyable :P (at least for me, to each their own ;)).elianthos, 18 Aug 2011 02:51 pm
Farsighted club, here I am as well XD *pats Castalia* .Asj, 14 Dec 2011 05:33 pm
I'm near-sighted. I hardly ever wear glasses, though. But I had to so I could see the board in classes for the last few years, but it's easier to read closer things without the glasses, because they make the words smaller.
But my mom's far-sighted. She tends to avoid reading, like when trying to fix something to eat, she'll skip over reading the directions. (it's kind'a weird seeing someone hold something at arm's length and complain about not seeing it. ^_^" )
Hmm... awhile ago, I had a headache, and after that, for maybe two or three weeks, I couldn't focus my eyes (after about five feet, I'd see double, and couldn't change it). It was kind'a weird.
By the way, poor Kane. ^_^" He keeps getting more and more worried/guilty. She's seemed happy enough to me.