Saturday, April 22, 2006
Feeling my age
I finally had to suck it up and start wearing reading glasses. I am only 42 but my eyes are getting older. I wear contacts and am very near sighted. I am actually legally blind without corrective lenses. They do not have laser surgery for my degree of nearsightedness yet. It is alos not a cheap procedure and not covered by insurance. I guess all those years of reading all the time and especially in dim light has taken its toll on my eyes. Staring at a computer for hours on end does not help either. It is also genetics. Chinese people are notoriously near sighted. Makes our almond eyes look more squinty. I am not looking forward to the day when I will need bifocals. Maybe science will have advanced so much by that time that I would not need them at all. I count my blessings and know that this is one of my lesser chronic issues. Wearing reading glasses makes me look a little bit older and more like a granny. Maybe being humbled once in awhile is a good thing for me.