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Old 12-13-2011, 12:11 PM   #41
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I'm 41, and don't wear glasses of any sort yet, but I have a feeling it's going to happen pretty soon. I've noticed that I can't read some fine print the way I used to. And as I was rolling coins the other day, and came across a penny that looked really old. Tried to focus, but I couldn't read the year on it.
If you can't read the date on a penny, I think it's time to get your eyes checked.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:42 PM   #42
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Noticed my eyes started twitching this year at age 47. I decided to play doctor and did some reading on the internet and it said it was eye strain. Started wearing readers and twitching has not returned. After reading W2R' s comment about reading a penny date, I just tried it. Was able to read date with arm only half extended, so I still have a foot in length left in my arm before I must use readers or buy a longer arm. I imagine in 5 years, I will impersonate Bill Clinton, and just wear them on the end of my nose all the time.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:09 AM   #43
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Little bit interesting ...

20 years in megacorp in a 9x12 cube put me in glasses (near sighted). Fire'd in 2005, stopped wearing the glasses. This year I passed the drivers eye-exam WO the glasses!
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:46 PM   #44
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My memory is not too good, but believe I was ~ 50 when I started with progressives.
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:38 PM   #45
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I was in my early forties when I began needing reading glasses; in my early fifties when I needed distance correction.

I cannot adjust to bifocals, though, or progressive lenses. The only time I need distance correction is while driving, and while I'm driving I'm not reading.

I wasted too much money last time I tried progressive lenses and could not get used to them. After that I decided separate glasses would do fine for me.
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:58 PM   #46
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Glasses for nearsightedness and astigmatism - age 10.

Daily eye drops to deal with high IOP and prevent glaucoma - age 40*.

Progressive lenses to deal with presby...(sp?) - age 44.

*I've since participated in two drug studies to 'test' new eye drops before they were made available to the general public. The last study lasted 6 months, required approximately 16 visits (4 visits on 4 different days) to the eye doc over that period. In return I got the drugs for free and was paid $620.
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