When I was 43-years-old — I propped myself up in bed to read. I rubbed my eyes a few times, thinking I had some vaseline left on them from removing my makeup. Then I wiped with a tissue. No matter what I did, I couldn’t get rid of the blur.
I straightened up in bed and, completely by accident, realized that moving the book further away from my face made it all come into focus. In a flash all the middle-aged jokes about arms not being long enough made perfect sense.
Now, I actually did get glasses once, in 2000. But the prescription was off and they literally made me nauseous every time I put them on. So I put them away and have gone au naturale ever since.
Four years after my blurry eyed discover, however, I find myself unable to deny the obvious. I desperately need eyeglasses.
How do I know? Well, I have a small magnifying glass in my purse, I have magnifying lenses in my office, and I have to get my kids to read dosages before I give them medications!
Those of us who make a living working online, need good eyesight. Sure you can continually magnify what appears on the screen, but if you refer to anything in hard copy, you need to be able to see it.
I’ve given up. I’m going to see the eye doctor before the end of the year. True, I feel a bit compelled by the end of the insurance year and wanting to use every penny in the medical reimbursement account. But, motives aside, I’m finally doing the right thing for my eyes.