I had perfect vision for all my life…till age 40. Then, horrors! things started to change.
I kept having to hold the printed page farther and farther and farther away…until my arms got too short.
So, okay, I got me some reading glasses.
One diopter, right off the shelf at Walmart.
Then a year or so later: 1.25 diopters. And a year or so after that: 1.50…etc, etc.
By age 50, I was up to 2.25 diopters, and holding steady. I still hated needing to carry glasses at all times; but I had become an expert acrobat… With perfect timing, I would match the motion of reaching into my shirt pocket with my right hand to put the glassses on, while reaching out with my left hand to pick up the page I had to read.
But now, at 59, I gradually noticed a weird “problem”: I was having trouble focussing thru my glasses.So I took them off, and BINGO!!!..I can sit up straight and see the computer screen pretty well. And over the next month or so, I find that I can start reading regular print just by picking up the piece of paper, without no need to first look around to figure out where I left my glasses.
It’s like I’m 20 years younger!
I still keep a pair of glasses with me in case there is some fine print somewhere…but basically, I am now FREE!!!
I can often go through a whole day at the office without needing them.
It’s a great feeling!
My question is: why has this happened? It it common? and How long do you think it will last?