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Turning Another Page In My Life

Old 09-04-2013, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by RobertSubnet View Post
I was 45 when I had to switch to progressive lenses. As our bodies slow down I like to think it is God's way of reminding us that our time in this world is *very* temporary.
I'm so new to this I had to look up what "progressive lenses" are.
I still see everything past 18 inches sharp and clear. I have noticed how sometimes I catch myself driving down the highway with my blinker on for no reason though.

God does have ways of communicating to us. All we gotta do is listen.

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Old 09-04-2013, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by mr4pt View Post
Hmm, I just turned 46.

My grandpa died at 91, never wore glasses. My dad is 73 and has glasses but rarely wears them. I hope I have the same luck with my eyes as they did.
You'll notice it if you try to learn how to read.

BTW, when you're looking at something farther away, the lens is relaxed. As you try to look up close the muscles around the lens have to constrict to change the shape. As you age the lens becomes less flexible and the muscles can't change the shape enough, so you have to start using reading glasses or bifocals.

Your distance vision shouldn't change. My husband has to shoot with a scope because the closer notch sight is too blurred even though the one at the end of the barrel and the target is sharp for him.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:10 PM
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I'm 54 and I had the lasik surgery about 15 years ago. Best thing I ever did!! I stil have very good to great vision at farther distances. I have had to use the reading glasses for the last year or so. It sucks but it is what it is. I keep several pair at different locations. I finally started keeping a pair in my wifes purse because I could never remember to take them to a new restaurant. Menus in low lighting suck!!
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:40 AM
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The restaurant issue is the pits. At my age though...someone at the table will certainly have reading glasses. We share and the ordering process takes a bit longer but we get there.
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:55 AM
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I started carrying a pair of reading glasses in my 40's; must be the magic decade.
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:45 PM
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I have wore progressive lenses for years I can't do contacts or lasik because I can't do eye drops. I got my first pair of glasses in 1977.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:34 PM
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Wait til the doc says you have a cataract. I heard that last year and was devastated. Turns out it was a blessing. After surgery, my vision in my right eye is 20/15. Hoping to have my left eye done soon. My concern is that I shoot left handed and am left eye dominate. I worry that having such a strong right eye might mess up my shotgun shooting. So far, so good, though. I do need glasses to read, but that is about all.
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:58 AM
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I got cataracts in my 40's though it was caused by some medicine I have to take. Got the surgery and I have perfect vision in the distance now. Though I have to wear reading glasses to see up close. I had a choice of what lenses I wanted and figured it was better to see in the distance good and just wear reading glasses. I am actually glad I got them because I can see better now than I have in years.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:47 PM
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I turned 62 last week and my right eye is getting worse all the time. I had to renew my drivers license and almost couldn't see the letters with my right eye, just a blur. I finally guessed most of the letters and passed so I'm good for another 8 years with that. I got some progressive glasses, but the dang things drive me crazy.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:47 AM
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I have about 5 pairs of those +1.50 reading glasses all over the place. I'm 52 and have had them for quite a number of years.

My distance eyesight is not bad though.
Left eye: 20/35
Right eye: 20/30
My choice... No permanent glasses at all. Even with having a CDL and stuff for driving a school bus, the minimum eye sight is 20/40, so I just squeaked through when I went through the physical and stuff like that.

I keep a pair in my truck, on my computer desk, on my school bus, on my nightstand, and there's even a few pairs (of various strengths) on the bookshelf over at my Masonic lodge.
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