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PSA - Eye Checkups & Extending Your Gaming Life!

So, this isn’t particularly overly video game related, but it can very well be, granted you frequent this site and the community blogs. This is the story of how a routine eye checkup with my Optometrist, turned into next day emergency eye surgery! Now, this is only some advice I’m trying to pass onto the community and such, so you can avoid an ordeal such as mine, but if you guys love video games as much as I do, please heed this advice so you’ll be able to extend your gaming life for as long as possible!

*Also, if you’re too lazy to read my story, the “important” lessons can be found at the bottom of this blog.*

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So the important lessons of this story are . . . GET YOUR EYES CHECKED REGULARLY! Go to your Optometrist yearly, and also I should mention, this happened NATURALLY to me. It had nothing to do with looking at a screen too much, or being hit in the head in sports, etc. This happens primarily in NEARSIGHTED people, as your eye changes shape to a more slightly football-like oval-shaped shape, which stretches your retina and cause the detachment/tear. So, if you want to extend your gaming life and PREVENT POSSIBLE PREMANENT VISION LOSS, see your Optometrist for a routine eye checkup. It may set you back ~$100 or so, but it’s a small price to pay, so that you won’t lose vision in your eye and such. The surgery I got was called a “scleral buckle,” which they basically cut into you eye, and use a “sponge” to push the retina back into place and fix the tear in it. Hopefully you guys and girls go to get your eyes checked, to make sure they’re all healthy and such, and hopefully you won’t have to endure a week or pure boredom and such as I have, but if you do, you know it’ll be better for you in the long run, and you’ll extend your gaming careers by a fair margin! [i]
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About Funktasticone of us since 3:12 AM on 05.12.2008

I'm FUNKTASTIC yo! ^_^

Now that that's out of the way, my name is Jon and I'm from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I'm currently going to University studying Business. I have probably one of the BIGGEST collections of video games that most people will ever see, and my collection of "swag/promos/standees/collectables/soundtracks" is MASSIVE. I'm currently at around 1,500 games, of which I truly enjoy or have bought for collector's value. I also own some of the rarest collectables around.

Some of my favorite games are: Final Fantasy X, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Jet Grind Radio, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, Goldeneye, Okami, Shenmue II, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Kingdom Hearts II, The World Ends With You, Breath of Fire III, Final Fantasy VI, Perfect Dark, Bubble Bobble, Chrono Trigger, and Beyond Good & Evil.


THE SETUP 07/06/08


A Compulsive Collector's Haul Prequel - "What'd You Get? - Jealous of PAX Attendees Edition!"


~First Entry!~


~Very Late Halloween and COUNTINGCONFLICT ROCKS Edition~

~Super awesome THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU Edition!~

~EPIC SNES, 700th Game, Atlus, and Swag Edition!~

~Christmas & Persona 4 Edition!~

~I Should Update More Often, ATLUS Games, and JoeCamNet Rocks Edition!~

~800th Game, EPIC Haul, lastSKYsamurai Rules, and Club Nintendo Edition!~

~TOPHER & TOMOPOP ROCK, Awesome PlayStation Rarities, Final Fantasy Potions, & A New Standee Edition!~

~EARTHBOUND + LUNAR, RPG + ATLUS Lovin', Awesome Goozex, Anus Mcphanus Contest Winnings, & RFGO Trading Edition!~

~Video Games Live, Birthday, 50+ Games, Atlus, Just Goddamn Click The Link Edition!~

~Mega Late PRE-PAX, 900th and 950th Games, From One Collector To Anoter, RFGO Trading, and Tons of Awesome Edition!~

~I'm 2 Months Late . . . PAX Edition!~

~1,000 GAMES! 1,000 GAMES! 1,000 GAMES!~

~Trading Forum & Final Fantasy X-2 Edition!~

~Wry Guy, Dtoid Secret Santa, & Holiday Edition!~

~Why I <3 The Trading Forum Edition!~
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