Blurry Eyes

As I sit here this early Saturday morning writing this blog – I gotts tell ya – its kinda hard to see the screen. Yup – 45 and as I have been told by many in the past – the eye sight goes after forty. Guess I am glad I made it this far!

Now in the spirit of full disclosure, I started wearing glasses at around 8 years old, maybe 9. My dad first noticed I needed them when I was playing soccer in LA and would slightly “miss” the ball when kicking, or trapping it. So off we went to the eye doctor and – Voila! I had an astigmatism in one of my eyes. So after evenings of patching and a few years of wearing them whilst reading, it corrected and I no longer needed them except on occasions when I read a lot.

Enter 45, Oct this year. It actually began in August / September – All of a sudden it was getting hard to read the text on my phone, packages and forget any serial numbers on hardware or the like. I had a sinking feeling about it – but I knew – I needed reading glasses.

So I went to the doctor and they recommended “progressives” so that I could have some early help with distance as well. I don’t really “need” them right now, but I am told as time goes on I may, so like preventive plastic surgery, just get them now. I decided against it and got the reading glasses – clear frames, slight tint on the lens – My friends said I was “hip”..lol….great! The only problem; when I looked up I could not see more than a few feet or so in front of me, so I went back for progressives after two weeks of trying to adjust to this.

Well- that didn’t work. You see (or in practice its hard to see) when you work on a computer a lot, which I do, the progressives make it REALLY hard to see the entire screen. Actually, for me it was almost impossible. Yes, I could look down and read the phone and small print on packages, look up and read the dashboard or things a few feet away (mid range) and yes, the top is a seamless transition for distance. But again, looking down at the computer…. forge it.

So, I took them back – and I am returning to the “reading glass only” program.

I’m not sure if its “hip” or not, but hopefully this will help some of my friends who too are turning mid forties right now, or trying to decide which way to go when faced with this issue.

Ont the bright side, my new assistant “Siri” has taken away much of the need to type on the small phone screen!

All I know is – It sucks getting old – and now I’m really afraid of what is going to break next! hahahhaa!

Happy Holidays all – At least I’ll be able to read the small print on the toys I will surely have to assemble for my 3 year old this year that Santa delivers in just 8 more days !!!!

12 thoughts on “Blurry Eyes”

  1. I don’t know if it would make a help but get better Granger. I heard that also when you reached 40 you will experience many deficiencies and that is one of it. There are lot of things that you want to see more clear and sometimes that is the hard part, handling it.

  2. Blurry eyes is something that old people cannot control and I don’t know what is the best treatment for that. Though that is hard to adjust, maybe going to doctors specialized for eyes is the best way.

  3. I totally agree with you on that though I haven’t experience it but I have seen it on my uncle and he really told me that his eyes are not very good just like while he was young and maybe it is due to his age because he is getting old, getting old but not really old just on age. I am glad that you are still glad about that, about even when you are experiencing that one, you are a kind man.

  4. You are really good at something to reach that far and still having a good eye sight and to think that you are 45 already since you posted this. As what I have observed businessmen are really busy and soem don’t have time on resting their bodies and eyes and it’s a good thing of you having time for resting your body and eyes.

  5. Wooh! This looks not good “As I sit here this early Saturday morning writing this blog – I gotts tell ya – its kinda hard to see the screen. “, I think it is not good and though you are already 45. I understand that at that age it is normal that the eyes gets blurry but I think that’s hard for you and it’s hard for everyone else.

  6. Does he meant hipster? “My friends said I was “hip”..lol….great!”, ha ha ha lol, that’s all right , my friends are just like your friend, we tease each other , we laugh at any places and we party on times we are vacant and we want to be happy seeing each other. Anyway I think you and I have friends that are at the same type and I know they are kind too.

  7. This is a sad part of getting old “All I know is – It sucks getting old – and now I’m really afraid of what is going to break next! hahahhaa!”, Blurry eyes is something that is hard to be adopted but that is the problem if we will get old. Anyway I hope you can adopt it faster the way you think you can and I hope you will have a good new year.

  8. This is kind of sad whenever I think of this “As I sit here this early Saturday morning writing this blog – I gotts tell ya – its kinda hard to see the screen”, it’s not good thinking of this when I am thinking myself if I will reach that kind of age. I hope you will overcome that and I hope you will find things that can make it more easier and more comfortable with you.

  9. Woh! This is not good “So, I took them back – and I am returning to the “reading glass only” program.’, It’s hard to do that and it’s hard to get aging as we go to road of life. I am a person with an age of mid 20 and though I can’t relate to it certainly I think I still have imagination and an overview to it and I know in my mind it’s really hard

  10. So okay I understand it now because of this “Now in the spirit of full disclosure, I started wearing glasses at around 8 years old, maybe 9”, maybe because it started early so it went to an old age early also. You are too young to were glasses at that time but how did you handled it? and how did you recover from it since on your adulthood you don’t use glasses.

  11. Okay so judging by this one “Enter 45, Oct this year. It actually began in August / September – All of a sudden it was getting hard to read the text on my phone, packages”, you are 46 years old now and that’s if I am not mistaken. Anyway I heard also like that statement about getting old from my uncle and older relatives and it’s a sign of aging.

  12. I would like to comment with this one You see (or in practice its hard to see) when you work on a computer a lot, which I do, the progressives make it REALLY hard to see the entire screen.”, it is true that aging really makes an eye of man blurry but also watching or using computer always can make our eyes blurry also even though we have not reached 40’s or something.

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