Friday, 4 July 2014

I must be getting old ...

... there is no denying it any more.  For years I have needed glasses for reading and glasses for driving but last week I had my annual eye test and found that really the time had come for some all-day-every-day ones and I had to give in and get some varifocals.  To me, that means I am now, officially, old.  How has that happened when I know I only turned 30 about a year ago!
There is one good thing about it though - the world is far more detailed than I had realised.  Trees have individual leaves rather than just a green cloud round the branches, small flowers have petals, etc.  There is also a bad side to all of this and that is that I can see the dust on the furniture!

22 comments:

  1. It's nice to have you join the club! Enjoy seeing the world through those new glasses!

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  2. I've belonged to this club for about 2 years now!

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  3. I I use readers. My day will come...I just ignore dust. Lol

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  4. I haven't gotten there yet, but probably soon.

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  5. If you can see the dust on the furniture, don't come visit me unless you bring your dust cloth!

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  6. I've been in the eyeglass club for a while, so welcome. You probably look very smart in your new frames. We'll call you Professor Sue:)

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  7. sounds like you have needed glasses for years if you couldn't make out the individual leaves on the trees! I have needed mine almost l my whole life it seems - you well get used to them

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  8. Old? I got my first pair of glasses in the first grade. They were blue with silver "cat wings." Loved them!

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  9. I'm certain that One appears even more Sovereign now that She and The Queen both sport spectacles! You're in the In Crowd now!

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  10. ROFL. I had finally needed glasses to read, and see far away to see clearly, but stuff about an arms length away up to a 100 feet I was fine. I was mentioning how I had bifocals. One of my friends said honey those are not bifocals those are trifocals. Deal with it! All of the beautiful people wear glasses.

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  11. Something we might not look forward too; but I know I was so happy to see the results. I can see and enjoy so much more! It grows on you too; after a while.

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  12. You're not old!!!! I got my first ones at 17 in 1966 (just for reading) and they were those black Buddy Holly type. By the time I was around 40 I had bifocals. You get used to it and ignore the dust for now and enjoy your summer. Take care.

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  13. For me I can't see at a distance or the computer at work. Up close is just fine. It's nice to know you're not missing the details anymore - they're really quite nice!

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  14. I have had varifocals for years Sue, just do not check for dust too often, especially when the sun shines

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  15. At least with wearing everyday glasses you don't have to find them when you put them down somewhere, they are already being worn! I've had to wear glasses since I was 6 as my eye suffered after having measles and have worn varifocals for quite a few years now. My husband only wears his glasses for reading and for screen work so his glasses (he has several pairs) are left all over the place!

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  16. I've been wearing them since 5th grade - welcome to the club and sorry you have to be a member

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  17. Welcome to the Four-Eyes Club! The up-side of wearing glasses is seeing the world so clearly.

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  18. The truth is those varifocals just make you twice as special! That's what I keep telling myself!

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  19. They have such stylish ones now. Isn't it a beautiful world out there now?????

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  20. Too funny, Sue! The good thing is you can chose to take them off when you're anywhere near the furniture - I sure do!
    Cheers!

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  21. Oh welcome to my world. While I hate my glasses, I also love them - I love seeing all the details -just not the wrinkles on my face! LOL!!

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  22. So sorry about the change but sometimes change is good.

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