Thursday, March 25, 2010


A recent event in my life has slapped me right up side my head and reminded me that no matter how I feel, I am most certainly growing older. That crap of "You're as young as you feel" does not take into account how our bodies fall apart as we age.

In my case this week's failing body part is my eyes. It shouldn't come as any surprise to me that my eyes are wearing out. Years of gulping down every book which has passed my way while squinting through any kind of available light probably has something to do with it.

But I was really not prepared for the sweet little optician who obviously loves everything lime green to come up with a "well well, you are both near-sighted AND far-sighted and will need an appropriate prescription". When Sweet No heard this she audibly gasped to which little Miss Lime Green retorted, "Well, this happens to those above 40". Uh huh. Great. What do you say to that? Nothing.

No one told me that having bifocals meant that 1/3 of each lens would be unusable. WHAT is that about? They call it a progressive lens. Ahem, it doesn't feel very progressive to me if I have to constantly move my head about to see what I am actually looking at.

Of course I could have had the standard bifocal, but it would be readily apparent to anyone looking at me that I was wearing two lenses. Is it vanity that made me go for the progressive lens? Hmm... quite possibly so.

May I just say that no matter the reason, loss of my peripheral vision really sux?

?What other adjustments await me?

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click clack gorilla said...

oooh glasses. i am waiting for this one to fall upon me at any moment. my mother needed her first pair just before thirty and what with the eye pain i get from staring a books and/or computers way too fucking much, the time is probably coming sooner than i will like.

positive side: íncreased scholarly appearance. :) hope you get used to them soon.

Jude said...

Shit happens, time passes and you just have to go with the flow. Progressive is the way to go when it's "that" time. Just go slow on the stairs until you get use to them.

I even have a single lens pair dedicated to computer work because there was no way I was going to the tri-focal.

Live it up! ;)

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AstroYoga said...

I was sick a week ago, and I looked up one of the problems I was having on the Mayo Clinic website. The description of the problem said that this happens 'later in life'!!! Really, am I already 'later in life'? It was tough to read it.

Goofball said...

hmm remind me that I need to make an eye appointment. it's been 2 years.

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