About 6 months ago I noticed that my glasses were "off" and I wasn't seeing things as clearly as I used to. At first I thought it was just caused by scratches on the poor lenses that have taken a beating over the years. Then I realized that more and more I was having to take my glasses off to see things I wanted to read up close. Hubby (who has needed bifocals for a couple of years now) would tease me about the fact that my eyes were catching up to his and I probably needed bifocals. I'm usually more practical than vain, so the thought of needing bifocals didn't bug me so much. But I wasn't doing the typical arm's-length-stretch to read things like I see most people do when they need bifocals.
We had to wait for some switchovers in our healthcare plan before we could go see an eye doctor. As soon as the new healthcare coverage kicked in at the first of the year, we made appointments.
It turned out that my puzzlement was warranted. The eye doctor told me that although my distance vision needed more correction than before and I needed some magnification for reading, my mid-range vision didn't need any correction at all. That's why I was having to take my glasses off when I was working on the computer or reading my iPad or iPhone. Aha!
Hubby and I went off on a quest to find frames for each of us. We both like quirky looking frames. I wanted some that looked "a-dork-able". He wanted some that looked completely vintage. We both found frames that we loved and ordered them with our new prescriptions for bifocals.
I just got my new glasses yesterday. The bifocals will take some getting used to. Hopefully, I adapt to them sooner rather than later.
I guess I'm officially middle-aged now that I'm wearing bifocals. I don't know how I really feel about it.
Does anyone else have thoughts on when you first had to admit your eyes were getting older?
|Just in case anyone wanted to see what they look like on me|