Back in my thirties the eye doctor told me when I hit 40 (or it hit me) I’d probably need reading glasses. “Hah!” I said. “I’ll just focus harder. I’m no wimp.”
Well, that near-sightedness hit me pretty much exactly when the eye doctor said it would.
So quit it with the small font! I can’t see what the hell it is!
You know back in the old days when we used to walk ten miles in the snow barefoot to school, when we had something snarky to say under our breath we put it in parentheses. We didn’t say it in a teensy tiny font.
FYI, it’s not nearsightedness that’s making the type hard to see. It’s presbyopia, a.k.a. “old vision.” I’ve been nearsighted all my life and I can now see things that I couldn’t see 10 years ago. I’m actually LESS nearsighted than I used to be. Unfortunately, most things I still can’t see if they’re more than a few yards away. Goodbye, single-prescription lenses, hello, trifocals a.k.a. variable focus lenses.
Whatever you do, don’t play Axis and Allied Miniatures game. As the name implies (moreso than other games termed “miniature”,) the smallest minis are on bases that are 5mm or less across. They represent historical WW2 units or soldiers, and the name of the unit is printed at the bottom of its base.
The smallest (< 1/2 cm) minis represent people, and one is of a German officer. His title? “SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer”. Printed on one line. :rolleyes:
And ain’t this a real bitch? I’ve been nearsighted all my life, too, and now this damn presbyopia kicks in. I’ve spent most of my life having to bring things closer to my face to see them and now THAT makes it hard to read, too! I haven’t noticed an improvement in my nearsightedness such as you describe, though. Maybe it’s because of the degree of myopia? I dunno. Sucks, that much I know for sure!
I can’t imagine wearing variable focus lenses, though. I tend to get motion sick and just thinking about all the shifts in vision makes me feel queasy! Guess I’ll just use reading glasses when I need to read small print, and I’ll whack you with my walking stick if you laugh at me!