Friday, February 10, 2012

don't get old

Do you know how many times I've heard that phrase, mostly from my older patients? After talking to them about how they are feeling and having them lay face-down on my adjusting table, they would inevitably say,
"Don't get old!" 

And do you recall when your mom used to try to read something moving the book, newspaper, canned good, etc. further away from her face, and then moving it closer then further again? She was doing this to try to find clear focus, and you would think, "I don't have to do that to read." 

Well guess what!? 
I now need reading glasses. I'm getting old and I move objects closer & further & closer... to. try. and. read. them.

I purchased these beauts about a year ago when my nearsightedness wasn't enough. 

It wasn't enough that I needed contacts. I also needed to find a +1.25 pair of glasses to aid in my reading. 

Ha! Is anyone else with me?? 


chili pepper said...

Well this is a sore spot. I've had forty year old eyes since I was eight. And now that I'm slightly more mature they certainly aren't getting any younger. Unless we watch a movie on the projector screen, I have no idea what is happening because I can't see it. There are worse things, though. And glasses are so darn cute now!

Joyce said...

I had to get reading glasses last Februray. I feel like my eyesight has really declined this past year. I read so much on my ipad and make everything bigger so I wonder if that makes my regular vision worse? Anyway, I'm due for a recheck and suspect my prescription will increase. I had 20/20 vision until I hit the big 50. My doc said that's later than most but it didn't make me feel any better : )

Have a nice weekend!

Darcie said...

Thanks for your sweet comment the other day! I too miss our little coffee visits!

As for getting old...I haven't yet had to do the glasses, but I wonder if my time is nearing! I imagine you look adorable with them on.

BTW....I could use a good adjustment...wish we lived closer!

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

Aww. It's ok. I'm sure they make you look very sophisticated and smart. LOL.
I never thought I needed glasses.. than I tried a pair on for fun with a friend and I realized I could read better.. ROFL.
Enjoy the better views.. :-)