Saturday, January 9, 2010

No BiFocals...Yet

Over the past few months my eyes have really been bothering me. I've had a really hard time re-focusing between near and far vision. After looking at my Blackberry for a few minutes, when I looked up, I couldn't see across the street. It made for a disoriented, fuzzy feeling, along with very tired eyes at the end of the day.

I went to the eye doctor at LensCrafters yesterday (I'm a fan of their OneSight Foundation which collects old eyeglasses and distributes them to needy people around the world)and after a full examination, the doctor said...

"Well, you're 39..." It turns out that your muscles get increasingly tired out as you get older and have a harder time switching from near to far vision. But it wasn't time for bi-focals yet. Instead, she gave me a weaker prescription.

The focusing problem seemed better immediately and the weaker prescription hasn't affected the quality of my long-distance vision.

This is a bit of a practical post, but thought it might be helpful for anyone experiencing the same symptoms. Summary: ask your doctor about taking down your prescription.


  1. Just stumbled across your blog as I was looking for ideas on what to wear to my 40th Birthday party as I turn to the big 4-0 next Saturday. I am thrilled to reach this milestone and look forward to all that comes next! I think this blog is a wonderful idea and I hope you have an amazing journey to 40!

  2. We're the same age! My sweet hubby turns 40 in less than 3 weeks. And he just got glasses for the first time. Coincidence? I think not.

  3. I think you're younger, Jen K!

  4. Jen -- I want to hear more about what you find to wear to your 40th next Saturday...and what you do to celebrate!

  5. Either I did something to my computer or now the font of your fab blog is larger! Thank you say my 40 something eyes!