High definition

I love good screens. Give me larger and brighter. But also give me more pixels per inch, higher resolutions, and retina-style goodness. Plus, of course, better color reproduction, HDR and the widest color spaces we can find. I probably miss a lot of subtle details, but I do seem to care - and notice - more things like this than most people I socialize with. I notice if my screens are retina or not, I notice scaling and blurs, and so on.

This Friday, I got new glasses for the first time in many years, and I still feel as if I went from standard definition to high definition and retina. There are so many fine lines! So much texture and detail! And they are all so sharp!

Changes to eyesight is a devious, sneaky process. So slow you are almost guaranteed not to notice until you get an examination and see what new lenses can do for you. An almost silly twist is that these new glasses are adjusted to be used for working in front of screens all day. The adjustment is that they are made somewhat weaker than regular glasses would be. I can not imagine things looking any sharper and clearer at the moment, but I know I need to replace my regular glasses soon because this improvement is just too great. Especially when you consider it is from a situation where I could do everything I want perfectly fine and did not suffer any head or neck aches or other ailments. I would never have guessed there was this much improvement to be wrung out of the part of the scale between "perfectly fine" and "insanely great". Or rather, I did not imagine the scale stretched this far beyond what I alredy had.

Side note

I never noticed before how awesomely Blade runner-cool the machines used for checking eyesight and finding better lenses really are. All the lense-type action going on in Blade runner 2049 must be lifted straight from those machines. They feel solid, business-like. They whirr and views briefly distort as lenses are rotated through. And of course, you also get those moments of amazing clarity as things come into focuse, kind of like the zoom and enchance effects we already knew no computer could do.