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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Shuster, Mar 1, 2019.
Everything seems to be taking a big donkey dump, all at one time??
Maybe staring at the computer screen longer than normal?
I don't have glasses but my long distance vision has been bad for decades. Forget about me ordering from a wall menu at a bar etc unless the writing is huge.
Apparently after 40 it's common for eyesight to deteriorate.
How old are you? I got to that point at about 42 years. If I got the object I was soldering far enough away to see to solder it, I couldn't reach it with the iron.
I need a light to find my cycling lights in my backpack constantly.
I finally had to get glasses at age 60. What a friggin' learning curve with no sympathy from others. Anyway, I still have incredible night site. My whole life, I can see better at night than anyone I know. I have huge pupils and have always needed dark sunglasses.
I've always had perfect eyesight.....until about age forty-five.(?) Then it began with the "off-the-rack" readers for 5-7 years, eventually progressed to prescription glasses....and BIFOCALS at that. Now at age sixty-seven, I've had three or four prescriptions, and the current one will probably have to go in a year or two. Cost of growing older, I guess. As long as I can play music, I think I can deal with it.
Mine happened at 44. All of the sudden I couldn't tell the difference between phillips and torx screw heads...
Getting older is not for wimps.
I hear you Guy's, I'm 60 and my eyes have been fine, other than long distance and night driving glare. But all of a sudden, I'm losing that close range vision. I'm so young in my mind, yet my mind seems to refuse this whole "your getting flippin older B.S." I will not submit,, bra ha ha
What? I can't hear you
I just got new bifocal contacts. Now I can drive and text! They are totally cool. I can also see mixers and set lists AND the guy in the back of the room with his arms crossed.
Uh.....that's a whole 'nother thread!
If I could see I would read your answer
I'm so there
It happens to the best of us. I was blessed with larger than normal optic nerves giving me 20/15 vision in both eyes until I turned 45. In less than a year it became 20/35 and utterly terrible at night. It has to do with the muscles weakening over time and I still have the occassional day when my vision will return to like 20/20 for a few hours, but only if well rested and hydrated.
It also seems to be related to light levels for me. On a bright day I can leave my glasses off unless reading, but in dimmer light levels, forget it.
Bottom line, it is just another stage of life...not much different than grey hair.
Usually some where around forty or so the vision starts to fade. I got away with going without glasses up until at times around 48. I needed them before then, but I could still manage, then I had to go full time. Before glasses, I could putt really well, but more importantly I could control distance on my iron shots to sometimes very close distances. One time at work some guys were hitting sand wedges out back at a mound of dirt at 100 yards if hit right you could stop the ball in some soft stuff on the mound. Several had been doing this for a week or so after work with no one hitting the mound solidly enough to hold the shot. I hit the mound on my first shot and stuck the ball in the soft stuff! Now I couldn't see the mound, let alone hit it. Now I use a gps on just about every shot, then try and make a swing with the club that I think I should hit for the distance, it's not nearly as good as playing by feel.
Getting old has it's draw backs, but piling up in one of those boxes they bury in the ground holds little appeal either. Take what you've got left and be thankful for it. That's what I try to do. In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is KING!
I'm fine with walking up to read things, bringing small print closer to my eyes etc.
Some things are better not seen these days. Blowing text up to 125% helps without making pages too hard to navigate. A 17 inch laptop monitor helps with that.
Work on replacing everything around you with a larger version of it.
I can’t tell you from me without my readers.
I’m getting slightly night blind, too.
I are a geezer.
I have a 24" monitor set on 150 % and it's just like I can see again!
I went through that shooting as well. Having been employed as a government thug most of my life I was damn good with a weapon in my hand, but once the vision started to falter I found that I was pretty useless with anything without large sights. Forget handguns, I can't see the front tip while addressing the targets anymore and my rifle skills have also diminished.
Thankfully, there is always a shotgun. You just have to adapt to what you have instead of holding onto the past.