I need my glasses to find my readers,, WTH is happening!

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  1. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yep. After 40 or so our elasticity in the eye sockets start to tighten up. Think of it as a tele-photo lense ( no, that's not a new model of a guitar). the eyes don't move that tiny fraction of a milimetre for reading, at first. It may get progrssively worse.
    I can still drive, walk see at a long distances but am hopeless in a supermarket and reading a book ( also this dang 14" laptop screen and typing).
    I think they call it macular degeneration ( although that's severe and leads to blindness). No doubt somebody out there can correct me if I'm wrong.;)o_O:cool::twisted::rolleyes:
     
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  2. Ira7

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    I started wearing glasses, only for distance, when I hit around 30. Never needed readers, and still take my glasses off to read. Close-up vision is still perfect.

    At 62, my problem is I’m very careful of my bones and joints! A simple little car door swing into my knee fractured it a year or two ago...it was like nothing at the time...but I wound up being LAID up for two months.
     
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  3. teleman1

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    Wait for the natural hallucinations of tri-focals.
     
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    Maybe time for some Zoomies? :):cool:

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  5. stratoman1

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    I'm 58 and just gave into readers. Why did I wait so long ?
     
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    clintj Friend of Leo's

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    I just started struggling to read drawings at work, what with the tiny text they use to label components and all. New eyeglass prescription blues.

    Then I had an epiphany. Eureka! My phone has a camera with a zoom function. Open the camera, zoom in a click or two, and use it as a magnifier to read the fine print.

    Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
     
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    Nickadermis Friend of Leo's

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    I started wearing glasses about 3 months ago it was an “Eye Opening “ experience:oops: - number for my far vision and + number for my near. I’m still bumping into things and tripping. I bought the dorkiest looking hornrimmed tortoise shell glasses I could find. So if I’m ever in an airplane or bus crash I can tell my glasses from everyone else’s :lol:
    I now have 3 pairs. A pair for far a pair of no line bifocals and a pair of regular old bifocals. They all have shortcomings, or maybe it’s me with the shortcomings? Coulda bought a Gibson for what they cost :confused:. I can hardly wait to need hearing aids or dentures:eek:
     
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    As is the man with new prescription glasses! ;)
     
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    I started needing readers twenty years ago.
    I was a pawnbroker, and I could no longer read the gold mark on jewelry.
    For awhile, I used a jewler’s loop, but the glasses are far more convenient.
    I’ve used the 2.5 strength for the last ten years.
    I miss being able to see well.
    Like Sinatra sang, “That’s life!”
     
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  10. NashvilleDeluxe

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    Mine were fine until I got diagnosed with diabetes. I'd probably been diabetic for years, but hadn't seen a doctor in over 12 years. Strangely, my eyes were fine until I started insulin therapy to correct the blood sugar, and it's only for arm's length focus. The first week, everything was blurry. I have reading glasses in every room/coat now. Amazon bulk purchase!
     
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    Been wearing glasses since I was a kid, but not very strong ones. Since my mid forties I've needed readers. Now, at 68, I've got cataracts, which make my eyes extremely light sensitive and give everyone a nice fuzzy aura. If I pass a reflective road sign at night, the glare from my own headlights blinds me. My vision is still not bad enough for insurance to pay for the surgery though. I'm about to make an appointment to cheat on the eye exam so I can get some nice new lenses installed.
     
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  12. Dog Bite

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    Worsening close up vision is a normal part of the aging process. I believe it is why many older couples are able to stay married after many years.
     
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    That is true as well. I love playing golf with a buddy of mine who is an old Marine with fantastic vision, he seems to defy age. When I hit a drive, I see the ball go out, but then it just kind of disappears. He ALWAYS knows exactly where it's at.
     
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    I hope that you find your glasses .

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  15. Toto'sDad

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    I tried bifocals couldn't deal with that. I felt like I was standing on my tip toes trying to look over something all of the time. My wife tried progressive lenses and couldn't deal with them, but the optician said I was a perfect candidate for them because I couldn't see anyway. I tried them, and have been using them for more than twenty five years now. I get the ones that darken in the sun, and I hardly know I have 'em on. Why my wife bought glasses I haven't a clue she can read without them unless the print is very small.
     
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    Go See a good eye doctor ... Posting on this forum will not solve anything, although it is a great resource... Good luck and best wishes, Brother !!!
     
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    I tried bifocals too. They did terrible things for my depth perception After a week of almost falling my stairs I gave up. I use my distance glasses for driving. They come off in the house and readers when needed
     
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  18. Toto'sDad

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    I tried that for a while but changing glasses all the time kept me busier than a one armed paper hanger.
     
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    I have had mine for about 5 years. I guess I am use to it. But, each lens captures light a bit different. Sometime, it seems like a star is shooting by, but it is just refracted light. Sometime prismy, if you will. It happens once in awhile while driving. I have to decide pretty quick if it is just doing its thing, or that is a meteor just about to crash upon us.
     
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  20. LutherBurger

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    I started wearing glasses at 8, and progressive lenses at around 45. I recently (at 52) tried separate pairs for distance and reading, but it's a PITA to carry two pairs of glasses around. I'm stickin' with progressives.
     
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