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If you're over forty...
- Join Date
- May 2004
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Could people's eyes be deteriorating sooner these days perhaps?oz
No glasses for reading but have glasses for distance viewing. I think I need to get my eyes tested againShould you be sitting wondering,
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I need glasses for distance viewing too since college, started low at 0.25/075 now I am at 0.75/1.25. But for reading I am fine so far. Oddlly enough all my siblings need reading glasses, but not for distance.
- Join Date
- Jul 2008
Since plastic cornea implant after 2 cataract surgeries (first one was botched, almost went blind).
1.25 for reading. See far off OK though. No glasses needed yet for driving (passed eye test this last time, required for every licence renewal) .I refuse to let fear and fear of others rule my life. It puts my humanity at risk.
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Mostly none. Sometimes I use a 1.75 set of reading glasses when there isn't enough light. I started seeing the effects of senile presbyopia around 40, and used reading glasses, then bifocals, then trifocals, then found SmartSegs, which aren't sold any longer. A few years ago I found that I didn't need glasses as badly as I once did, and now I can pass a Class II flight physical with no restrictions. I still have 20/20 far vision. For a time I had to possess lenses for near vision correction, but by squinting I can get by now. Reading in low light is still difficult, but possible. I'm about to go register for Medicare.
- Join Date
- May 2011
For me, it happened so gradually I didn't realise what was going on. By my mid forties, I no longer read books or magazines and it didn't even occur to me why I stopped. One day a friend asked if I'd help him set up his new computer. Looking over the fuzzy info from his ISP, (at arms length) I asked him to read it for me. He produced a pair of reading glasses and said, "Here, try these." When I put them on it was like being born again! I could actually see the words! Now, with the aid of reading glasses, I'm back to reading like I used to. As time goes on, I find I depend on them more and more. I have several pair placed in strategic locations around my home and business.