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Turning Another Page In My Life

Old 09-02-2013, 10:30 AM
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All my life I have been blessed with sharp eyesight. It seems like since the first of the year, I have had trouble reading. I used to be able to read the tiny print on the medicine bottle no problem. I would try to read a book, and three pages into the book I would go to sleep.
I was in denial that my eyes are getting older.

So, yesterday while standing in the Walmart pharmacy, I reluctantly tried on a pair of reading glasses. I had already done a little reading on the subject, and I learned to start with the lowest power first. I grabbed an Excedrin bottle, and put on a pair of the 1.00 power glasses, and I couldn't believe the difference.

I lasted 46 1/2 years.

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Old 09-02-2013, 11:30 AM
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Yep, as I was reading this, I was thinking to myself, you must me in your mid 40's. Same thing with me. I started with no-line bifocals when I was 46 or 47and haven't looked back. I'm 60 now and wear my glasses every day but take them off when bow hunting.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:36 AM
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Yep, as I was reading this, I was thinking to myself, you must me in your mid 40's. Same thing with me. I started with no-line bifocals when I was 46 or 47and haven't looked back. I'm 60 now and wear my glasses every day but take them off when bow hunting.
+1 My eyesight has really gone south as of late. Guess it's just the way it is.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:18 PM
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I'm 44 and got my first pair earlier this year. I had 20/15 vision 8 years ago!!!
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:29 AM
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Being able to read the labels is always nice.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:58 AM
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GOT MY FIRST PAIR A FEW MONTHS AGO..i LEARNED THAT i AM FAR SIGHTED ..MY LEFT EYE IS 20-80 ..YIKES
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:48 PM
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Yep, mine started getting worse at about age 46 or so. Now i have a very hard time with fine print in low light. Reading glasses helped a ton. My normal vision though is still fine, its only reading small text that kills me.

Those magnifying "rulers" work great too but not on a bottle. It has to be a flat surface.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:20 PM
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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.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:30 AM
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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.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:52 AM
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I started to wear glasses at age 25 and had Lasik to eliminate them at age 58. I still need the reading glasses though and always having to have a pair on me is a pain but still better than having to wear them at all times.
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