I made it until 48. I had eyes that were a gift from God all my life.
I once read a vision chart all the way to the bottom when I was 25. The nurse asked, "Did you memorize this chart?" Yeah, lady. I broke in last night just to memorize this eye chart.
When I was 38, I asked my doc if I could've flown F-15s like I wanted to when I went to college, and he said, "Son, with your eyes, you could've flown two at the same time."
That ship has sailed. Or that F-15 has flown away. I now have glaucoma (under control) but I have to use readers at night. Try the lower power reading glasses (1.25) and buy them from the Dollar Tree for $1 a pair. Put them in your truck, dresser drawer, kitchen, pockets, office, range bag...everywhere.
You might consider optical vitamins, too. I'm a believer. "Eyes Alive" from Swanson Vitamins Online are the brand I take nightly. Oh, and DO see an ophthalmologist immediately. They say you can't feel glaucoma pressures. That's utter BS. That's how I knew I had it. Had I not felt it and waited a year, I would've lost my vision. Not cool. Get the readers, but get your pressures checked, too.
Welcome to life in the 40s. It happens to all of us. Time is linear and Father Time is undefeated.
When I was 25, I could read microfilm without magnification. Now I can't read shit without magnification.
How many optometrists does it take to change a lightbulb?
One or two... or one, or, two...
My other Sig is a Steyr...
I second the motion. I just got prescription readers this time last year, right before my 45th. It's that stage of life.
Really? Do tell.
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I had a college professor tell me once that I'd wake up one morning, sometime between 45 and 50, and not be able to read without cheaters. I made it to 48. The old professor was right, as he was about most things.
Here's to the sunny slopes of long ago.
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If you do need prescription glasses, you might find this interesting:
Several years ago, Consumer Reports did a test. They had a set of different prescriptions, and they took them to a bunch of the major chains, including Sears Optical, Walmart, LensCrafters, etc. -- a bunch of the big ones.
When the glasses were received, they lab-tested them for accuracy in filling the prescriptions. Every source had one or more errors in the lenses. Every one. Except Costco. The Costco lab filled every prescription correctly. 100%. Costco was price competitive, too.
Sorry I can't provide a link, this was quite a few years ago and I did not keep the reference.
I go to Costco for my glasses. They don't always have a frame that I want, but you can bring your own frame and they will use it. There's an $18.00 upcharge if you use a non-Costco frame, but there's no upcharge for re-using a Costco frame for new lenses if your prescription is updated.
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Several years ago I had the lens in one eye replaced due to cataract. Shortly thereafter had to have the other eye done for the same reason. A couple years later had to have cornea transplants done.
The only bad thing about it is that the lenses they used were "fixed" focus/power. The newer ones have variable focus, at least as I understand it.
I ended up with my left eye set for "distance" right eye for close up. I drive, use computer, etc, without glasses.
For those that dislike the idea of reading glasses, or wearing glasses in general, I can assure you that wearing glasses beats the hell out of going blind!
Not attacking anyone here, just trying to apply some experience and perspective.
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Oh cry me a river already... . I've worn glasses for ~56 years. I can't remember NOT wearing glasses.
First thing I do every morning is put them on... last thing I do every night is take them off, for over 20,000 dad-gum days and counting.
They told me I'm not a candidate for Lasik, but if I was I'd be all over that.
Deplorable before deplorable was cool!
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