I wear glasses.
For most of my life I only wore them now and then. If I was tired or needed to do a lot of reading.
There was a slight dip in my eyesight after I turned 45 which was to be expected and I had to get reading glasses.
Last year I experienced a significant change in my eyesight. It just went down hill in a very short time.
I am very short sighted in one eye and very long sighted in the other. And I have astigmatism in both eyes so it is a fiddly process getting the glasses right for me.
Now I have to wear glasses to drive pretty much all the time. Those glasses I also use to walk around the street or watch television. But I can't wear them when I am talking to someone because my focus changes and the glasses don't work, in fact they make things fuzzy.
I have to wear another pair of glasses when on the computer at work. Reading glasses are no good because the computer is further away from my eyes.
Which means I have to have a third pair for reading. I have not bought those yet because I just have not got around to it. That is on my "to do" list.
When I had my eyes tested we talked of multi vocals but it was decided they would not work for me. The idea of having to tilt my head like some sort of chicken pecking for food was not an option anyway.
I don't like wearing glasses and it is not a vanity thing. It is the feel of glasses on me. I just know they are there. Sometimes I try to not wear them and just end up with sore eyes and a big headache. It has taken a while for me to accept that glasses are really going to be a for ever thing.
When I bought the new glasses last year and put them on I realised how unclear the world had been for me. Even now when I put my glasses on I realise how bad my eyesight is. It is like looking through a dirty pane of glass and then a sparkling clean pane. Everything sparkles.
So, does that mean when I look in the mirror I see myself through a soft and fuzzy lens and look younger?
Let me go and put my glasses on and see.
Oh, wait, maybe not.