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    Conquer Cancer rider Boudicca's Avatar
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    The long and slippery slope

    Today, for the first time, I need reading glasses to read the computer.

    Zero gallons to the mile

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    You made it to 50 before you needed glasses? HTFU and stop crying! I've had glasses since I was 3, and bifocals since my mid-30s.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



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    Conquer Cancer rider Boudicca's Avatar
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    Ah. I didn't mention the contact lenses under the reading glasses, did I?
    Zero gallons to the mile

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    I decided I needed reading glasses when my arms weren't long enough to hold the newspaper away from me in the subway.

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    Diminished eyesight and hearing and hair are par for the course. Just keep riding, smiling and staying fit and in a few years all your contemporaries will wonder about your remarkable youthfulness.

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    I've been trying to decide if I'm ready for these yet.
    Anyone else here tried them?
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    I gotta take a picture of my riding glasses. It's a set of $5 Wal-Mart sunglasses with $7 Wal-Mart bifocal lenses cut to size and glued in and a rear-view mirror epoxied to the left temple piece. A total work of art and damn it works good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boudicca View Post
    Today, for the first time, I need reading glasses to read the computer.

    I need glasses to FIND the computer.
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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcottay View Post
    I need glasses to FIND the computer.
    And I need glasses to find my glasses. I've always got three pairs going at any time, so they "have to be around here somewhere!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    I've been trying to decide if I'm ready for these yet.
    Anyone else here tried them?
    Unfortunately, I determined I really needed safety glasses WITH magnification just AFTER I purchased 4-5 pairs of brand new Uvex safety glasses. But I am tempted...
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    Don't mince words Red Rider's Avatar
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    Despite wearing glasses since I was 11, and contacts since '81, because I'm so d*mned nearsighted, I now have to stand across the kitchen to read the laptop screen without my Dr. Dean Edell's. Cr*p. Nearsighted and farsighted. I'm scr*wed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boudicca View Post
    Today, for the first time, I need reading glasses to read the computer.

    It's just one of the many things generally associated with ageing

    I've used reading glasses at the computer for years. On the bright side - I no longer need regular glasses
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boudicca View Post
    Today, for the first time, I need reading glasses to read the computer.

    Last several years I have been taking OFF my glasses to read! I bought a pair of Bifocals but they come off as well.*sigh*

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    Without my glasses, if it's more than 5 or 6 inches away, it's a blur - even if the "it" is a house.
    Worn glasses since age 7 or 8, bifocals since 30 something.
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    Have worn glasses since 8. Just started using bi-focals at 52. Now at nearly 54, have been told that I need tri-focals. What a pain. Have different prescription at 10" vs 20". Not going to go there yet, will struggle by with bi's.
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    While the slope might be slippery take cheer. It isn't that long. LOL

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    I'm usually riding with bifocal safety glasses. They keep the bugs out of my eyes, help me see the little numbers on the computer and are real cheap.
    Lucky guy - my vision deficit is primarily close-focusing.

    http://www.safetyglassesusa.com/safreadglas.html

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    I've been using reading glasses since age 55 at which time I couldn't read paperbacks on airplane flights. While I've worn safety glasses as cheap sunglass for quite a while, my recent return to cycling after 20 years has uncoverer the one true use for the bifocal safety glasses - namely, reading cyclometers. Glad to know I'm not the only one to use these. The bifocal inserts are too low in the field of vision for doing normal close work I've found.
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    Conquer Cancer rider Boudicca's Avatar
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    Airplane flights are the worst. Those little reading lights are not good for anything.

    Luckily I take the contacts out on a plane, so I don't need the reading glasses there.

    Or not yet anyway.
    Zero gallons to the mile

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    I've had glasses since I was 9, but no bifocals yet. The Doc said I need them, but I said "No, I just push my glasses down my nose and I can read just fine!"

    Okay, says he, "Come and see me in a couple of years when your nose gets shorter!"

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