Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fighting old age

It's no good...I am afraid I am going to have to admit defeat!

I am going to have to get reading glasses.

I went out for supper last night and had to borrow some glasses so I could read the menu!

9 comments:

ruthdemitroff said...

I took it in steps. Firstly, I bought a whole pile of dollar store magnifying glasses. These I seemed to shed wherever I went and I had them scattered about the house so I wouldn't have to look for my glasses. When I got used to keeping track of glasses, I bought the real thing. Now I'm rather hooked on being able to see.

willie campbell said...

glasses are an easier option than armstretching sarah- you can have great fun with choosing frames.
Willie

Sarah Stewart said...

Thank you, ladies...glad I'm not alone with this :)

Mike Bogle said...

If it's any consolation, I'm SUPPOSED to have been wearing reading glasses since my early 20's. I don't of course, but I'm meant to.

Therefore I propose glasses has nothing to do with being old, and everything to do with tired eyes resulting from too much time reading text on screen.

In other words, our need to wear glasses results from our dedication to personal learning - not our age. :) How's that sound?

Sarah Stewart said...

Love it , Mike...much better than my husband's response to my complaints about hot flushes when he said was "it's all in your mind"....

kenanddot said...

I think you look quite distinguished in glasses. Think of them as the mark of authority rather than decrepitude.

Sarah Stewart said...

I appreciate your kind words and attempt to cheer me up, kenanddot, but am afraid it ain't working :)

Jeffrey Keefer said...

I started wearing bifocals when I was 21 . . .

Of course, that was also because the optometrist mis-diagnosed me, and once the ophthalmologist fixed the issue, regular glasses came my way. Here we are, with me reading your work wearing contacts to this day.

Jeffrey

Sarah Stewart said...

Ironically, both my children have rotten eyesight - both have worn glasses 24/7 since they were about 15. This is hugely surprising to me as both my husband and I have had perfect vision...until now :)