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# 1 Glasses
12-22-2012, 08:39 PM
Yah. Glasses. I logged back in today and for whatever reason looked at my science captain and thought.....In three years and after I don't know how many "Jadzia Dresses" released for our captains wardrobe there has not ONCE been an option added to the Zen Store for glasses. Not that I feel we should pay for glasses either. But I could see a "standard" glasses option added for the tailor and cooler variants for the Zen Store. All the great scientists of our time wore glasses. Dr. Emmott Mc. Brown, Dr. Indiana Jones, Egon! Any chance of my Science Captain being able to sport a more stereotypically fly science look?

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# 2
12-23-2012, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by tripwire690 View Post
Yah. Glasses. I logged back in today and for whatever reason looked at my science captain and thought.....In three years and after I don't know how many "Jadzia Dresses" released for our captains wardrobe there has not ONCE been an option added to the Zen Store for glasses. Not that I feel we should pay for glasses either. But I could see a "standard" glasses option added for the tailor and cooler variants for the Zen Store. All the great scientists of our time wore glasses. Dr. Emmott Mc. Brown, Dr. Indiana Jones, Egon! Any chance of my Science Captain being able to sport a more stereotypically fly science look?
They probably haven't added glasses because in canon they can cure most vision problems.
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# 3
12-23-2012, 08:26 AM
I thought of something similar a while back, but never voiced it

Goggles/protective eye gear

While like has been stated, most of our current illnesses and aliments are ancient history, people who would wear glasses would be the old school people who refuse to eat replicator trash :p

But protective eye gear could be essential in certain planetary conditions e.g. dust storms, where and EV suit would be a bit too overprotective :p

edit:
the only drawback, getting glasses/eye gear that doesnt look ridiculous, i mean personally i think the current head/eye gear (the headset thingies) look a bit silly
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# 4
12-23-2012, 09:10 AM
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They probably haven't added glasses because in canon they can cure most vision problems.
Geordi was blind throughout the entirety of Next Generation and into the movies. So I don't know how canon it is to be able to fix vision problems.

Granted, I don't remember any other references to vision problems, so not sure of the canon nature of glasses, but of all the suggested "Improvements" to this game by the fan base, I have to admit, this one doesn't bother me in the least. I would be fine with an eyeglass or googles option for any captain, science or otherwise.
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# 5
12-23-2012, 10:08 AM
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What! Role Playing as people from Newcastle.

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# 6
12-23-2012, 10:13 AM
Geordies vision problem was not treatable
but he was not blind all the time (his vision returned several times for short periods)

Kirk was allergic to Retinex the drug used to treat short sight
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# 7
12-23-2012, 11:11 AM
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What! Role Playing as people from Newcastle.

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# 8
12-23-2012, 12:21 PM
There is the Dominion Visor thingy. But that only covers one eye.
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# 9
12-23-2012, 12:31 PM
Did'nt Picard and co wear protective goggles in Star Trek Nemisis
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# 10
12-23-2012, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by voyagerfan9751 View Post
Geordi was blind throughout the entirety of Next Generation and into the movies. So I don't know how canon it is to be able to fix vision problems.

Granted, I don't remember any other references to vision problems, so not sure of the canon nature of glasses, but of all the suggested "Improvements" to this game by the fan base, I have to admit, this one doesn't bother me in the least. I would be fine with an eyeglass or googles option for any captain, science or otherwise.
In fairness to Geordie, it takes more than glasses to fix blindness. IIRC in his case, everything forward of the optic nerve was non functional, so it was more of a "needs entirely new eyeballs" problem than a "needs eyeballs slightly tweaked" problem.

When McCoy gives Kirk a pair of antique reading glasses for his birthday in TWOK, he comments on how those sort of vision problems are usually treated with a chemical ("retinax 5", or something like that), but that Kirk is unusual in that he's allergic. It's kind of treated as if the glasses are special not just for being antique, but because they're functional, implying that you just don't see them anymore in that era.

These days, looking as modern corrective laser eye surgery, I imagine that in the later Trek era getting one's vision permanently and perfectly corrected would be less complicated than having a wart removed in the modern era.

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