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March 17th, 2006

getting older @ 04:52 am

Current Mood: awake awake
Current Music: Axel F

The doctor said it's pretty much inevitable, perfectly normal for folks around 40. (I'll hit that in December.)

I'm getting bifocals.

The doctor said I'm borderline for them, they're weak enough a prescription that it's still optional, but since I'm enlarging fonts on computers a lot and have to deal with a lot of fine print for work I gave in to the inevitable. My lenses weren't in stock - not strong enough to be commonly used - so it'll probably be first of the week before I get my new glasses.

Our oldest son's also sporting new glasses, which we expected to happen sooner or later since Gazer and I both started wearing them about his age. He wanted "blue glasses" so he's got blue metal oval Jimmy Neutrons, from Nickelodeon's line of children's eyewear. (At least they're not Spongebob!) They do look good on him, and he seems to like them so far. Hopefully that'll hold up after he wears them to school today.
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Date:March 17th, 2006 12:36 pm (UTC)
Better to get them now than let those font issues on the computer strain your eyes and make it worse sooner! And go J! I'm glad he was able to like them - my older brother about went ballistic about his glasses for a couple years whenever anybody "noticed" them.
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Date:March 17th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)
I keep forgetting you're older than me - I'll be 39 in December, nyah.

At least *you* don't have a cataract... talk about feeling like an old geezer! : P
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Date:March 17th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC)
I got my new glasses at the same time as Jake. This set makes my second set of bifocals (like Tracy I'm right on the edge of NOT needing them)

My first set was back when I was a teenager (yes they made eyeglasses then 8-> ) I only had them a year or so...next time I went for an exam the doc wondered why I had bifocals...so either my eyesight got better or the first eye doc was a quack.

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Date:March 17th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
My mom has had bifocal contacts for a while now, and she LOVES them. I felt pretty old when I got my first glasses at 19.
Date:March 17th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)


So far,at 44(as of yesterday)-I don't need bifocals-I may not for some time, since I'm fairly nearsighted(I'm told this is the case). I can read just fine without glasses,but anything 6 feet away is blurry..which has been the case since junior high school. A friend of mine,who's about 6 months older than me, just got his forst pair,and recommends the transitionless kind. A bit more expensive, but you don't have that abrupt change,and line in the lenses...Scott
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Date:March 17th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)


I'm younger than you (not by much) and already gone Bifocal. It's not all that bad really. My nephew also has glasses but only for reading.

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