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The most precious "piece of gear"

New article posted: The most precious "piece of gear"
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Posted: 06/28/2012, 05:31:49 AM
My husband has the same problem like you. And he wears hard contact lenses that act like a bra for the cornea. in that way he can see better.
I have to visit the ophthalmologist too because I see worse.
I like very much your photos
Nikon D60- D 7000
Posted: 06/28/2012, 06:26:49 AM
Thank you Monysasi. I like the "bra for cornea" - clearly describes the purpose :) (by the way, that would by interesting name for the product ;) )
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Edited: 06/28/2012, 08:31:50 AM
Thanks for the story and warning. That contact lens photo kind of creeps me out, though :)
ZD 50mm Macro f/2...
Posted: 06/28/2012, 10:42:03 AM
Thanks for sharing this...
and equipment: - Nikkor 70-300 mm - Nikkor 18-105 mm...
Posted: 06/28/2012, 11:07:15 AM
Thanks very much, I am overdue for an eye check
Canon 1Ds Mark III, 5D2, L Lenses, Broncolor Lighting, and a Fruit Com...
Posted: 06/28/2012, 15:30:32 PM
just do not postpone it like I did years ago :) Choosing a date and picking up a phone is really easy thing to do and should take no longer than 5-10 minutes - and you can do it right now :)

@ Bradcalkins: when I saw the image I was like "No way - somebody has a spare eye!"... so I had to use it :)
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Posted: 06/29/2012, 01:47:45 AM
Thanks for the reminder I need to have my eyes checked too, have been delaying it, but it certainly pays not to! Thanks for sharing. :)
70-200 f4 L, EF 50mm f1.8 11, EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS Filters UV, ...
Posted: 06/29/2012, 03:46:51 AM
Thanks a lot for the info.
ED, Nikkor 24-70mm 1:2.8 ED, Nikkor 70-200 1:2.8 ED VRII, Nikon S...
Posted: 06/29/2012, 07:10:21 AM
I just found information that this disease affects around one person in a thousand. Statistically that translates to 137 photographers in DT community...
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Posted: 06/29/2012, 09:06:40 AM
I look right now to TV LED and I see 3 dots after 3 beers, it's ok?
Posted: 06/29/2012, 15:34:33 PM
Nothing is more important for our bodies but usually we forget. Thanks for sharing
Digital Canon
Posted: 06/29/2012, 17:55:03 PM
Thank you for sharing this
Posted: 06/29/2012, 21:25:46 PM
Nice write up...thanks.
f3.5-5.6 Sigma 17-50 f2.8 Canon 24-70L f2.8 Canon 70-200L f4 43...
Posted: 06/30/2012, 12:21:06 PM
Excellent advice and as you said, I feel your sight is one of the most important things in life, especially for a photographer. I was diagnosed with glaucoma a couple of years ago and luckily it was in its very early stages and I am able to maintain my eye pressure with drops to reduce the potential for damage to the optic nerve. Please take this advice.
Canon gear
Posted: 07/01/2012, 11:41:10 AM
@ Iwhitwo, thanks for adding your comment - good that the things are under control with your eyes. Maybe you should add how to "diagnose" it - was there something that felt different than usual, something that can tell person, that this glaucoma might be his problem?

@ Alvera :) - were you looking with one, two or three eyes? - oh, wait a minute...
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Posted: 07/02/2012, 11:49:01 AM
@ Janceluch, there is nothing that you can tell yourself in the early stages until the optic nerve starts to be damaged from the constant high pressure in the eye. The result is that you start to lose your peripheral vision first until if untreated you eventually go blind. There is a very simple test that can be done by your eye doctor that measures the pressure in your eyes and if it comes back high, you will be directed to an eye specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. There are also tests your eye doctor can do to check your peripheral vision that involve you looking into a piece of equipment that you stare straight ahead and then click a button when when you see pinpoint flashes of light all around your field of vision. In short, be sure to get regular eye check ups and be safe.
Canon gear
Posted: 07/02/2012, 12:22:31 PM
many thanks i must go.....
Canon 1d m II 70 - 200 f4 L 17- 40 f4 L 500 d
Posted: 08/13/2012, 05:10:32 AM
I wish you the best. Five years ago I was properly diagnosed with a rare eye disease called macular telangiectasia which supposedly steals your central vision but will always leave you with peripheral vision. I am in a study at UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute where I have received the first CTNF implant for my eye disease which is supposed to help regenerate my macula. Just a word of encouragement for anyone in a similar situation...never give up, never give in. My husband bought me my first Canon digital camera about a year and a half ago, and it has been serving as my "bionic eye" ever since. I love photography, because I can see again, (through the lens). After teaching myself everything about photography and editing I started selling my photos on Dreamstime and I started my own ecard website occasionalnotecards.com as well. I donate some of my proceeds to eye disease research, so I'm in your corner! : )
Canon 5D Mark III, EF Cannon 24-105mm lens
Posted: 10/08/2014, 18:32:16 PM
Thank you Debratos for your example - I just realized that situation can be much worse, but the most important thing - and you are one bright example - is to not give up!
Wish you all the best and steep learning curve with photography.
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Posted: 10/09/2014, 15:56:14 PM