Friday, April 15, 2016

Tired Old Eyes

Sorry that I haven’t had much to say the last couple of days. As the weather has gotten nicer, the last thing I want to do is sit in front of a computer. The last two days I have even gotten a walk in at work, besides my regular lunchtime walk on Thursday when I had to run an errand about a half mile away. Who wants to drive there when it is so lovely out? Today I didn’t get my usual walk in at lunchtime, because a bunch of us went to an Indian buffet, but we did walk back from it. (One of my coworkers, who was leaving right after lunch, drove us down.) Right now I have about half my steps in for the day, so soon I will be going for another walk outside.

Another reason I probably haven’t been writing as much is that it seems like I am getting presbyopia – I’m getting to be that age, and things look blurry when I try to read, but not at a distance. Sigh… I had a good decade without needing any corrective lenses, having been terribly nearsighted before my LASIK surgery, but all good things must come to an end. After a long day of looking at tiny little print, the last thing I want to do is look at more little print on a computer screen. And I clearly have nothing to say today, if this is all I can come up with. What surprised me is how quickly it seemed to hit – two weeks ago I didn’t notice anything, and then BAM everything was blurry. Unless it is something more serious, but trust me, you do not want to do a Google search on the causes of blurry vision, or you will really think you are dying. I am pretty sure I’m not dying, just getting older. The weird thing is I just had an eye checkup about a month ago, and this wasn’t a problem then. Will they think I’m crazy if I ask for another one?

Famous Hat


Richard Bonomo said...

Welcome to the world of Presbyopia! Yes, it can seem to hit quite suddenly, as the lens thickens just past the point where your lens muscles can accommodate.

Soon you will appreciate in a personal way why I keep stacks of cheap $1 reading glasses everywhere...


Famous Hat said...

Oddly, the blurriness comes and goes. I notice it at work, but it does not bother me in other places. Is this because my eyes get more tired at work? Or maybe it is not presbyopia at all but the lighting at work.

Richard Bonomo said...

The brighter the light, the less it will be noticed, because your pupils are smaller in brighter light.