Good morning everyone-Last Monday I had an appt to get my eyes examined as it had been over a year since I had them examined. As I suspected I needed stronger reading glasses. Because I can't do bifocals they just end up giving me stronger magnifying ones than you can get over the counter.
This time they asked me whether I want the distance ones as well. I have to wear two pair. One for distance all the time so things aren't blurry and a stronger pair to read. I have a astigmatism in my left eye which is a type of refractive error of the eye. It is a pain switching back and forth but you do what you have to do to see. I had started getting headaches while using the computer and I couldn't read at night in bed at all.
I went and picked up my glasses today. The reading glasses the stronger pair I can see smaller print great so I those will be a blessing for me. Now the problem is I discovered I can't use them for the computer as it is blurry like I could with the stronger magnifiers from the store so now I have an additional problem. Finding what will work for the computer. I have increased the size of the font on the computer and that has helped but not perfect.
The astigmatism is causing the left eye to not be 100% clear working at the computer which is still the problem with the distance glasses even though they told me that it was going to help because the lenses in the left eye is stronger than the lenses in the right. I will wait and see on that.
So now instead of two pair to wear I have three pair. One for reading books, magazines etc, one for computer and one to wear when I drive and walk around so things aren't blurry. I have several pair of readers so I am going to experiment and see if I can find a pair that I can use with one lens stronger so it isn't blurry to read the computer but also just to walk around and drive with.
I know I am lucky because I didn't have to wear glasses when I was younger as my two older brothers did and luckier still that I am not blind. There is one pair of readers I have that I could actually walk around in that weren't blurry like the reading glasses are and it would magnify some in the store so I could see more labels on things so I know they are stronger than my distance glasses. It will be trial and error for me as making the font bigger created other problems.
The one thing you learn to appreciate and thankful for is what you DO HAVE and not what you DON'T HAVE