I have vision, and the rest of the world wears bifocals.

I’ve joked a couple times, in Twitter, that playing tiny mahjong on my iPhone has ruined my eyes. That’s not exactly true. However, I am having a lot of trouble with my eyes.
Over the last few years, reading has become more and more difficult. I’m doing that thing where you hold things far away from you to try to read them. It’s easier to just read without my glasses, most of the time. Some fonts have become so difficult for me to read, I have stopped reading a couple of books because of it. The same thing on the computer, it’s becoming more and more difficult to sit in front of it. So much so that I end up taking off my glasses. Which means I get headaches all the time. At this point, it’s rare for me to sit at the computer for more than 30 minutes at a time. I have no problem with things like watching tv or driving. It’s all about text.
You know what this all means, don’t you? I’m getting old.
Last week I had an eye exam, and I now need “progressives.” Fancier than bi-focals they gradually, and invisibly, progress towards reading glasses at the bottom of the lens. I’m super excited. So excited. To have elderly eyeballs.
Glasses should be ready in about a week or so.


11 thoughts on “I have vision, and the rest of the world wears bifocals.

  1. Vanwall says:

    I’m stuck with specs – my corneas are too brittle for contacts or lasix. 🙁
    I were progs, and I still need to take ’em off if i read a lot at one sitting. I’m sure you’ll still look smashing in your granny glasses…:)

  2. I have progressives now. I *thought* the last pair were progressives and, for the life of me, couldn’t figure out how they worked since looking through the lenses and tilting the frames — looking through tops and bottoms of the lenses — looked no different.
    It wasn’t the the glasses. It was me.
    I have old eyeballs and old brain.

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