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Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:22 PM

Well kids, my ego and vanity took a huge hit today.

I finally threw in the towel, broke down, and bought a pair of reading glasses. It's happening. I'm getting old!

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Reply Well kids, my ego and vanity took a huge hit today. (Original post)
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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:24 PM

1. I got lineless bifocals earlier this year.

No one else has to know. I just wear them in private. They make bifocal contact lenses now, too. And I got some of those, as well.

Growing old ain't for wimps...



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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:14 PM

28. No man, it ain't.

I tell ya, I'm giving it up as my New Year's resolution.

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #28)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 12:36 PM

105. I tried that......


It doesn't work.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #105)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 12:38 PM

106. Damn!

Spoiler! Ya coulda let me figure that out on me own!

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:26 PM

2. Welcome to the club!

I have bi-focal contacts and progressive lens glasses.

I don't really feel old mentally. It's just the physical parts that are annoying.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:16 PM

31. Ain't that the truth.

Just ordered progressive lense glasses today. But I usually wear contacts and Mrs. Glam hated hers so I declined....for now.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:26 PM

3. Awww...



Just think of what value they'll have as props when making your point or trying to look noble or something.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:17 PM

32. I like the way you think 2na!

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:31 PM

4. Which color frame did you pick?

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Response to Donkees (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:33 PM

6. I want one in every color!



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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:32 PM

5. Here's what I do

Buy several and leave them where you usually need them. For example your reading chair, by your computer, in your car and maybe in the kitchen.

Welcome to the club.

ETA: Get a folding pair to keep in your pocket. By the way, get good quality lenses.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:18 PM

33. Yep,

gonna hafta get another pair for work.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 09:11 AM

92. I am farsighted--have been since age 6. I always use my insurance to help pay

for new prescription glasses each year. I only need them to do close work--read, write, sew, etc.--so I don't wear them otherwise. The older ones are strategically placed wherever I must read things or do close work, & the new pair are always available in my purse.

I read and write all the time, so I can't be without them. Plus, I can't read my caller ID, cooking instructions, or anything else without glasses.

I also scatter cheap drugstore magnifying glasses around, in case a pair of prescription glasses are not within reach, though they will cause a headache if I read with them for too long.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:39 PM

7. These are nice ...

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Response to Donkees (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:09 PM

25. Those are pretty sick!

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Response to Donkees (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 07:15 AM

90. Don't feel bad.

I just got a Jitterbug.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:41 PM

8. Been wearing glasses since early twenties

Mostly for distance. I take them off when working on the computer or reading as I donít need them for that.

I did get progressives lenses though so I can drive. See the instrument panel clearly and the road ahead.

Tried Torix (sp?) contact lenses but I was always uncomfortable with them in....and when I laid on the couch on my side to watch TV they were useless.

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:13 PM

27. That's not an age issue.

Your arms not being long enough to keep the newspaper from being fuzzy is the age-related vision impairment.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #27)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:18 PM

34. I get that

Basically was trying (rather inelegantly) to show that wearing glasses doesnít have to affect your vanity.

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #34)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:33 PM

49. Less vanity -

more a recognition of the inevitable march of time. It will make sense to you in a few years . . .

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #49)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 12:43 PM

107. Mty getting older vision changes have one positive note...


I don't need glasses to read any more! Something about shape of eye or something changing. Lovely, almost makes up for lousy night vision .

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #107)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 01:49 PM

108. The eye doctor my spouse uses told her that -

As you age, you are either near-sighted or far-sighted, but not both. That is true for us - I did not need glasses until I was 40 (although I have been mildly far-sighted since my teens). More distant things are fuzzy now, but it is only becuase my focal point is now about 50 feet (rather than about 4', when I first needed reading glasses).

My spouse, on the other hand (who has been blind as a bat (near-sighted) since childhood) takes her glasses off to read.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:41 PM

9. I remember.

I was in my mid- to late 40s when I accepted the inevitable.

Welcome to the club.

EDIT: In fact, I was sitting at the kitchen table, mid-day, brightly lit, and I couldn't read the tablature in the back of my recently delivered guitar mag. I'm 57 now, so this was before I discovered the YouTube explosion of musical instruction, otherwise it'd've been a few more years.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:20 PM

36. Yep 47.

My Dad laughed his ass off at me today. He is very familiar with his first born's vanity.

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #36)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 08:08 PM

70. Oh, how they laugh!

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 02:21 PM

10. The dam has broken.

You'll start deteriorating really fast now.*





* Speaking from experience here!

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Response to Boomer (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:21 PM

37. That's what Dad said.

Now he's trying to will me to go bald like him...prick.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 02:21 PM

11. I'm next

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 02:23 PM

12. Bigger print,

brighter lights and longer arms. All you need.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:22 PM

39. Hmmmm

Perhaps I'll start hanging from monkey bars daily...

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 03:19 PM

13. Welcome to our collective decline into agism.

It is NOT a joyride either.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:23 PM

40. No it doesn't seem to be.

But hey, I've yet to start going gray. So there:s that!

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 03:29 PM

14. By the time it's happened (and we admit it), we're not 'getting', we have 'gotten'.

By the time it's happened (and we admit it), we're not 'getting', we have 'gotten'.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 03:30 PM

15. I was having trouble reading the text on the pc monitor

So I bought a 32 inch tv for my room & moved the 24 inch to my pc. Much better, I can read stuff from 6 feet away now.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 03:34 PM

16. Nothing wrong being Optically Handicap because age.

Embrace it!

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 03:40 PM

17. HEY GLAM, didn't happen to me til weeks after birth of first child

when realized couldn't focus on her face as I'd have liked; I was 40 at the time. NBD!!!

Only 2 years ago had cataract removed from 1 eye, next year, #2.

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Response to elleng (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 03:49 PM

19. I began developing cataracts in my 40's.

My eye doc says they can now zap floaters. I will find out if it works on Thursday. Iíve had that flock of birds (the ones I see flying by out of the corner of my eye outside on a bright day) at least 40 years.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #19)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 03:56 PM

23. SORRY about floaters; I've only had a few, occasionally.

Great they can zap them!

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 12:34 PM

104. I would love to hear how it goes!

And I hope it goes very well, too!
Iíve got a real pesky one to deal with.

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Response to elleng (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:24 PM

42. Well, I made it to 47

And I know mine wasn't caused by childbirth...

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #42)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:31 PM

48. HA!



Neither was mine 'caused' by childbirth, just NOTICED then!

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Response to elleng (Reply #48)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:33 PM

50. I knows, I knows.

Just trying to get a laugh. Looks like I succeeded.

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #50)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:36 PM

52. Yes, and THANKS!

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Response to elleng (Reply #52)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:48 PM

55. .

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Response to elleng (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:36 PM

88. at least my eye dr says i am likely to outlive the cataracts i could get.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 03:44 PM

18. I had to start wearing glasses when I was 5.

My sister didn't until she was 53 and finally bought a pair at CVS. When I saw her for the first time I laughed out loud...she had the sticker with the power of the lenses still on the glasses! I asked her why she was leaving it on and she said she didn't know you could take it off. Her husband never told her and he knew she looked like an idiot.

You can get Lazik surgery. It does work. I worked for an eye doctor while trying to make ends meet and back in 1995 and he was one of the first to know about Lasik. He told me that it would wear off after about 5-10 years and it did at the 5 year mark. Oh well, I had 5 wonderful years when I could see in the shower and I could see the alarm clock. It was really nice.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 03:51 PM

21. My cataract surgery really improved my sea sickness. I think the curvature on my lenses caused it.

It was so cool to be able to see my feet!

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 03:56 PM

24. My mother and brother in law

had that surgery and for some reason it corrected their vision. Both had been wearing reading glasses for years. My dad just had the surgery and still needs his glasses but has been wearing them for 45 years. Unfortunately I am both far and near sighted and now have astigmatism too so I am virtually blind, and forget driving at night. No way!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:27 PM

43. I started wearing them at 6 myself.

Have worn contacts since HS. But in the last few years, my arms aren't long enough!

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #43)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:41 PM

54. My eye doctor told me that glasses are sharper

than contacts can ever hope to be. We discussed this and more Lazik, etc but it seems that my progressive glasses are the best for near and far...he is right, they are sharper so I wear them at home.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #54)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 05:08 PM

59. That is absolutely not my experience.

I recall being unable to see the blackboard in first grade. This was in 1954. Got glasses the next year, and every year for the next decade I had to get newer, stronger glasses, and initially I'd see well, and then as I got progressively more nearsighted, didn't see as well.

When I was 16 or 17 I got contact lenses. What an amazing difference! I could see clearly; I could see clearly in any direction and was not limited to looking through the center of the glasses, and my eyes stopped getting worse, or at least the deterioration slowed down quite a bit. For the next 40 plus years back up glasses were highly unsatisfactory. I just couldn't see as well with them as with the contacts.

Then, at the relatively young age of 63 I got cataract surgery. I frequently say that cataracts were the best thing that ever happened to my eyes. My vision is very close to 20/20, I use reading glasses, and can see things in the distance that I could never see before.

One issue, as I understand it, with lazik or any vision-correcting surgery, is that if down the road you need cataract surgery, those results may not be as good as the cornea was already tampered with.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #59)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 05:15 PM

61. I probably won't know if cataract surgery

is the best solution u til I actually have it. Would I be like my dad or my mother and brother in law. I don't need it yet. I wonder if that is covered under Blue Shield of if I need to buy special VSP insurance?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #61)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 05:29 PM

63. Medicare pays for basic cataract surgery and lenses.

I was not on Medicare when I had my cataract surgery. The health plan I had covered some of it. Whenever that time comes you'll be offered various options about what kind of lenses you want inserted, and you may well wind up paying a fair amount out of pocket. When the time comes, you'll discuss the options very carefully with your doctor, and find out for sure what your insurance pays for. It wouldn't hurt to research that ahead of time.

Cataract surgery is apparently by far the most common surgery there is, and there are almost never bad outcomes.

In the run-up to my actual surgery I noticed that I, at age 63, was at least ten years younger than every other person in the waiting rooms. That seems to have been because those older people remembered when their own parents had cataract surgery, and is simply wasn't as simple or corrective as it has become. Older techniques often did not get read of the entire cataract, which would then grow back. And before they started implanting new lenses, people were left wearing hideously thick glasses to be able to see at all.

What I'm in awe of is that now when I open my eyes in the morning I can SEE! The world is crystal clear, not the vague blur it has been for as long as I can remember. All of my life I've been grateful for having been born in an era and culture where my vision could be correct, with glasses and then contacts. I'm even more grateful to have been born into a time when I'm not doomed to simply go blind as I get old.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #63)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 05:46 PM

64. I have been procrastinating in renewing my ACA Blue Shield

since I will see an increase naturally. I know they now have vision plans so I will have to ask them what it covers. Glad I read this.

Whenever people get the surgery they say, "I didn't realize how much I had been missing" when they are finally able to see clearly. They notice how dirty everything is when it appeared super clean before surgery.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 03:51 PM

20. What was that cute joke posted here. . . "I'm amazed at the number of old people who are my age."

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 03:52 PM

22. Been wearing glasses since I was 10.

Wait until you need hearing aids. It is humbling.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #22)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 06:20 PM

65. Bite your tongue!



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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:11 PM

26. That's 20+ years in my rear-view-mirror.

The reading glasses didn't bother me - but at some poing I transitioned to wearing my glasses from the moment I wake up until I go to bed at night.

That bothered me - and I'm not even sure when it happened. I went from always taking off my glasses when speaking with people (because I hated looking through the glass) to wearing them all the time.

(I can still pass the driver's license test without them - did that about 3 months ago - but now my focal point is about 50 feet away, so anyone standing less than 50 feet away from me is fuzzy.)

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:15 PM

29. Cataracts next old man!!! 😬😑

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #29)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:28 PM

45. Brutal!

Shame on you Lake! Don't you know how bruised I is right now?

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #45)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 08:13 PM

71. You haven't talked to really old people have you?

We play symptom one upmanship all the time. If necessary we will bring up our cousin joeís, ex-wifeís, grandsonís hernia operation. You have so many discoveries.

😷🤕😨🤒

PS let us know when the old man hairs start out your ears and nose and eyebrows.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #71)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 08:15 PM

72. You can't be that old.

You rec'd a Life ,Sex, & Death video I posted awhile back....

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #72)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:01 PM

73. I like almost everything you post.

Pretty old. Old enough that I wasnít fibbing about old people.

The nose and eyebrows is definitely true.

Today at the gym I mentioned to the trainer that my back hurt today. This petite 23 year old person said... Oh mine, too.

Sheesh.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #73)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:10 PM

75. Well hell. I'm flattered.

And impressed!

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #75)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:21 PM

76. I say a fact's a fact... Which reminded me of...

Something you might like, too.

https://m.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #76)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:26 PM

78. Kick ass!

Never a fan of the band. Always loved this song!

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:16 PM

30. Call Me

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:19 PM

35. It's nice to be able to read instructions.

Of course, as an engineer, it's still against my religion to read them!

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #35)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:27 PM

44. Hey, Turbine - go easy on the instruction books.

They keep the MEs busy designing better bookcases and filing cabinets..... (I'm an EE, LOL).

Brings back memories of the EEs vs the MEs in college - we hated thermo and they hated basic circuits classes.....

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #35)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:30 PM

46. Hahahahaha

Man I know your type!

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:21 PM

38. Thanks for sharing - I started using them in my early 40s.

I've been very lucky to not need prescription glasses and I'm 70 now. I currently use 2.75 reading glasses.

Here's another hint for you: If you start having trouble reading distant highway signs whereas you could see them clearly in years past, try a pair of 1.0 or 1.25 reading glasses. Those made a tremendous difference for me with driving comfort.

There's enough bullshit to deal with as we age as it is. I'm grateful we have so many things that can assist our eyesight so we don't have to struggle with that one.

........... ...........

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:23 PM

41. I was wondering why your old posts didn't have actual words in them.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #41)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:31 PM

47. Bwaaaaaaaa!

Glad I wasn't drinking anything! Thanks for the belly laugh Dem4!

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:35 PM

51. It's ok

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:39 PM

53. Getting old sucks but it beats the alternative

Just saying.

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Response to underpants (Reply #53)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:50 PM

56. True that, underpants. True that.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:57 PM

57. Wait until the first time you're prescribed multifocals!

Sure, they helped my vision, but I felt like they came with a huge flashing neon sign reading "YOU'RE OLD!!!!"

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #57)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 06:21 PM

66. Ha!

That's how I real about the readers!

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 05:06 PM

58. I highly recommend

dual monocles. It will make you look more distinguished.

Okay. Okay. Maybe not distinguished, but definitely more memorable!


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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 05:12 PM

60. The best reading glasses, in my opinion,

are the ones you can buy at Michael's. They're about three or four bucks a pair, come in lots of colors, and often come with a case.

It's been my experience that there's no point in spending any more money than that as you'll lose, them break them, they'll fall apart with use.

I suppose that expensive reading glasses bought from an eyeglass place might last longer, but if you're like most people you'll just put them on as needed, then leave them somewhere. I have extras stashed everywhere.

As for regular eyeglasses, I'm horrified at how expensive they've gotten. The last time I bought a pair, sometime in the mid-90s, they cost $400 and I still couldn't use them, because they were bifocals and my doctor forgot to note that on the left eye I needed a "slab-off", meaning two different kinds of glass needed to be fused together because of the extreme difference in the prescriptions for distance and for close-up. Contact lenses were vastly cheaper.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 05:26 PM

62. at 47, your'e late to the party...

Oprah warned it happens around age 42 or 43.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #62)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 06:23 PM

67. Well that's good to know.

I'm on the good side of the curve!

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 07:34 PM

68. Let us know when you start to buy multi-packs

So they are available when you misplace those and in every room.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 07:42 PM

69. The most important moments of your life are done in the dark

By feel, and you don't need glasses.

If you do, you're doing it wrong.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:03 PM

74. I didn't mind reading glasses

but at some point Iím going to need to break down and purchase bifocals. Not looking forward to that.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:23 PM

77. I probably need them now.

I'm 44, never wore glasses. But my arms are still long enough, unless the print is really small. So I think I will wait until my arms aren't long enough. In a few years, ill be joining you.

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Response to MarvinGardens (Reply #77)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:28 PM

80. You'll be in good company baby!

And no, I don't mean me (alone. LoL). Peruse the thread.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:27 PM

79. Feeling Old?

My father used to say that inside every 70 year old was a 35 year old wondering what the hell went wrong!

Just sayin'

I'm 66 now and he was absolutely correct!



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Response to Dave in VA (Reply #79)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:30 PM

81. Hahahaha!

So true! And 35 was a damn good, shit, damn near perfect age.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 10:07 PM

82. me too

but I am proud of glasses and gray hair

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Response to EndGOPPropaganda (Reply #82)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 10:18 PM

83. Sumpin wrong witchoo!

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 10:27 PM

84. Ha! Just wait until you have to

hang them around your neck so you can find them when you need them!

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 10:47 PM

85. Reading glasses and me don't get along

I use a magnifying glass....I also have the screen magnified on my computer.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:07 PM

86. First pair of reading glasses?

Yer just a babe!

Wait till the doctors start pushing you to have a colonoscopy....

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #86)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:10 PM

87. Bite your tongue!

That's a one way street fer christsakes!

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 01:17 AM

89. Good for you!

Maybe if Mr. Trump had your lack of vanity he would have been able to read the Apostle's Creed at President Bush's funeral.

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Response to Jane Austin (Reply #89)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 09:40 AM

94. Lack of vanity?

Oh Jane. You really don't know me too well...

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #94)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 11:55 PM

110. Well, you went for the specs.

I thought it was vanity that kept you from them before. No?

But there's good news out there.

When it's time to get cataracts removed, you get new, artificial lenses that let you see perfectly No more glasses!

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 08:29 AM

91. Never thought it would happen to me.

I think about sometimes at night, when I go outside to look at the moons.

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Response to Harker (Reply #91)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 09:39 AM

93. Right?

I thought aging was something that happened to other people!

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #93)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 11:44 AM

98. In my case, everything beyond 18

has been bonus time!

Please recycle that milk jug that's in your toilet.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 10:53 AM

95. If it's any consolation

I had to get glasses at age ten.

If I drive without them, it's not a misdemeanor, it's attempted murder (not to mention very stupid).

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Response to DFW (Reply #95)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 10:56 AM

96. It's not needing glasses that's the issue (I started at 6)

It's the reading glasses I find so offensive.

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #96)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 11:00 AM

97. I'm nearsighted, so I take my glasses off to read.

I learned not to read while driving, too. You invariably crash into things just when the story is getting exciting......

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 11:54 AM

99. Once you get "over the hill", the road down the other side

starts out slowly, but picks up speed quickly until your vehicle is
out of control. (68 here)

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Response to panader0 (Reply #99)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 11:56 AM

100. Yep. That's what I hear.

And the reading glasses feel as if I cut the goddamn brake lines!

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 12:01 PM

101. Jesse Jackson once said

"I finally got glasses and discovered three new letters in the alphabet I didn't even know about."

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 12:21 PM

102. Been wearing glasses since I was 4

My hubby thinks they are sexy....

Buy more than one pair. You will misplace them.


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Response to SallyHemmings (Reply #102)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 12:26 PM

103. Yep yep

I'm on it.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 02:48 PM

109. I started wearing glasses my senior year of high school.

But no optometrist has ever been able to get my prescription right. When I joined the Army, I really pissed off the sergeant in charge of prescriptions, because I gave him conflicting reports of my ability to see his test patterns. He literally threw things around the room. I ended up not wearing the glasses he eventually gave me.

Today I just wear $25 reading glasses that I buy at Fred Meyer's.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 09:09 AM

111. Soon you will have the uncontrolable urge to

drive in the far left lane of traffic 10-15 mph under the limit. Don't mind the horn honking people are saying hi.

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