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Today I got my first pair of reading glasses. Is this the start of the decline?|

(7 Posts)
Milliways Thu 03-Sep-09 17:39:33

Only a low (+1.5) Prescription, but I am amazed at how huge & bright the words in my books now seem!

Have to remember to take them off for walking around though

And I got 2 pairs as it was 2 for 1 in specsavers, and as I have not a clue what looked best I got 2 different styles to play with.

I can now do the "old lady peering over specs" look grin

LaurieFairyCake Thu 03-Sep-09 17:40:42


age please?

actually I want this to happen to me as I am -1.25 so hopefully my eyes will correct and be perfect after 16 years of wearing contacts grin

cocolepew Thu 03-Sep-09 17:41:13

Next to go will be your ability to hold wee in, your mind and your hearing.

Milliways Thu 03-Sep-09 17:43:45

The trampoline has already prooved the wee bit! <<adds Tena Lady to shopping list>>

My mind, that left years ago grin

Oh, and I am 43!

pickyvic Thu 03-Sep-09 18:07:11

im in optics and yes im afraid this is the start!

now for the science bit:

when you reach your early/mid 40's the muscle in the back of the eye begins to harden - it happens to everyone and there is bog all you can do about it! its called presbyopia. it comes to us all.
its a progressive change so yes - it does get worse over time - sorry to be the bearer of bad news!
you could always try varifocals then you d not have to peer over the top of your specs!

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 03-Sep-09 20:47:37

I thought it was down to the lens in your eye loosing flexibility? (I have IOLs so I have no accommodation) Once it has lost all its flexibility then it doesn't get worse.

IdrisTheDragon Thu 03-Sep-09 20:49:57

My optician has let me know that I will need bifocals/varifocals in time.

My prescription is -10.25 so it would be lovely if it could get cancelled out a bit but sadly this won't happen.

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