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I'm 36. I've had 20/10 vision my whole life up til the last 3 or so years.

Chongo does not like this "enlarging of the font" phase of life he is entering.

Can't check a single damn report at work or read an email without either squinting, or "Ctrl+"ing the hell out of it.

Wore my MIL's reading glasses as a joke recently and they actually HELPED.


Not. Amused.




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it's called genetics and the realization you really aren't as big as you've convinced yourself as believing.

Oh, "font." My mistake. Big Grin







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Why does everything look like it's shrinking?!

Because it's true! Twinkies, cans of tuna, cereal boxes, etc., are all shrinking!


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Everything shrinks as you get older.

Except, apparently, one's waistline.




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So this is what I have to look forward to? Crap. Well at least I still have thick hair! Jo swears we're twins..
 
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Why does everything look like it's shrinking?
You're posting from the urinal again, aren't you?

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Welcome to the party, Pal! You're about 4 years from full onset.



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Welcome to the party, Pal! You're about 4 years from full onset.


So true!

When I was approaching 40, my eye Doc told me I was going to see some changes in my vision. Bullshit, I have had 20/20 my entire life.

Holy Crap!!!!! When I turned 40, I noticed I was holding things further away when reading them.

This cannot be possible. Well it was. Ever since, I use 1.25's when reading for extended period of times, or when trying to read a menu in a dark restaurant.

So, as I approached 50, I asked him if there was anything he could share with me.


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No kind words, just observing my own life,father time starts beating your body from the mid thirties to you pass.
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I was roughly that age when my close-up vision began to deteriorate. Now I'm 61. For anything closer than about 12-15 inches I need reading glasses. My latest ones are a three-pack for $10 at Wal-Mart. One at work, one in the car and one in the house. I tried progressive lenses with the close-up in the bottom. These are OK for reading a book or something where you look down at it, but they were unsuitable for my work, which often requires me to look up at a close object, under a dashboard, for example.
 
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Welcome to the party, Pal! You're about 4 years from full onset.


So true!

When I was approaching 40, my eye Doc told me I was going to see some changes in my vision. Bullshit, I have had 20/20 my entire life.

Holy Crap!!!!! When I turned 40, I noticed I was holding things further away when reading them.

This cannot be possible. Well it was. Ever since, I use 1.25's when reading for extended period of times, or when trying to read a menu in a dark restaurant.

So, as I approached 50, I asked him if there was anything he could share with me.


Was my 39th birthday present. Now as approach 40 it pisses me off to no end. At home glasses are no problem. At work, they wouldn't last a week. I have to use my phone as a magnifying glass to read stuff at work or restaurants.

At least I have good teeth and a decent amount of hair left, but two bad knees and tons of back pain. Still got 20/20 vision for the moment, assuming that's going away at some point.

I'm not even old yet, and getting old sucks.



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What's strange about presbyopia is that it all occurs at about the same age for citizens of a particular country, but that age varies with the country. In the US the magic age is pretty close to 40. Other countries have different ages, and everyone there starts needing reading glasses at that age. I'm not sure if scientists have figured out why.



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I have readers in every room, including the crapper. In my truck, too. My sunglasses have readers built into them too.
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So this is what I have to look forward to? Crap. Well at least I still have thick hair! Jo swears we're twins.


I also had thick hair. When I was 40 the shower drain started collecting more hair than was growing. Bi-focals, hair loss, & pain from those youthfull injuries all start at the magic age of 40.


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I wonder about this. I'm 54 and my ability to read print started to decline about 4 years ago.

I've found that using a flashlight to properly illuminate fine print makes it readable. Could declining vision have something to do with low light instead of the ability to focus?

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I wonder about this. I'm 54 and my ability to read print started to decline about 4 years ago.

I've found that using a flashlight to properly illuminate fine print makes it readable. Could declining vision have something to do with low light instead of the ability to focus?
Cataracts? After I had mine dealt with, everything was brighter.



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I wonder about this. I'm 54 and my ability to read print started to decline about 4 years ago.

I've found that using a flashlight to properly illuminate fine print makes it readable. Could declining vision have something to do with low light instead of the ability to focus?

^^^^^^^^
Presbyopia. Addition of bright light helps.
 
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PSA:

Like the rest of you, I have readers all over the house and in the car. However these two types are especially great:

1) Clics. I wear them around my neck at work so I always have reading glasses. The bridge is magnetic so you can easily put them on or hang them back around your neck.

https://www.clicmagneticglasse...ise-reading-glasses/





2) Thinoptics: I have these double-stick taped to the back of my phone. They are not comfortable for all day use, but, are fantastic for reading menus at restaurants, etc.

https://www.thinoptics.com/hea...lasses-universal-pod

 
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My son just turned 40 and asked my about this same issue. When I turned 40, I wore glasses as my vision was 20/400+. I was prescribed monovision vs bifocals. Worked great but screwed up my golf game. At 50 I switched to contacts, also with Monovision. No improvement in my golf game.

At 70, I had cataract surgery, again with monovision. I don’t play golf any longer but I can see. I’m a little better then 20/15 in my strong eye and about 20/30 in my reading eye. I can read a menu without reading glasses but to read for extended times I gave a bunch of +1.25 readers scattered about the house.

So I guess the time between 40 and cataracts is the worst.



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My eyes didn't start to go until my late 50's. Now I must have 20 pairs of readers located around the house, garage and my truck. Frown



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