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    Bifocals WTF

    [gnashing of teeth]
    Bifocals! Oh hell no. The eye doctor is telling me it's time to become my dad. Aw, crap.
    I know I've got the body of Jimmy Stewart, but I don't want his glasses too.
    Time to choose between leather and metal eyeglass chains.
    Anyone seen my cardigan? Eh? Can't hear ya. Outta the way it's time for the 4:00 blue plate at the dinner.
    [/pulling of hair]

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    Age: it happens to the best of us!


    guess it is just your turn to get "old eyes"....
    Where am I going?......

    ....and why am I in this handbasket?

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    If you don't mind contacts, you might consider them- either the new bifocal lenses or monovision (one eye corrected for distance the other for near). I have the latter, and they work great. Much easier for cycling too- no need for Rx sunglasses.

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    I've never been real fond of contacts, always feels like I have a potato chip in my eye.
    I'll get over it. I'm going to opt out for two sets of glasses for the time being, a close up set and a far view set. I'm not too far gone yet, but doing some of the minutia stuff in my dark room is starting to become a squintfest.

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    Come on it really beats the alternative. Get Varilux lenses. They take some getting used ot but they are pretty good and no one notices. Tipping your glasses up all the time is the other choice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG
    [gnashing of teeth]
    Bifocals! Oh hell no. The eye doctor is telling me it's time to become my dad. Aw, crap.
    I know I've got the body of Jimmy Stewart, but I don't want his glasses too.
    Time to choose between leather and metal eyeglass chains.
    Anyone seen my cardigan? Eh? Can't hear ya. Outta the way it's time for the 4:00 blue plate at the dinner.
    [/pulling of hair]
    Welcome to middle age! Wait til you walk the first time! You will most assuredly Goose Step! Now I know why the German Army used to goose step, they were all new bifocal wearers!
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    I've had bifocals since I was 29... (well, progressive lenses, so no telltale line). They're a nuisance on the bike, though. I can't see the bumps in the pathway properly, although for some strange reason I've always been OK walking with them.

    I'm going to order some single-vision Transitions lenses for riding before I land in the river (and accept the fact that I'll need to break out the reading glasses to see what I'm doing should repairs be necessary).

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    At least you still have teeth to gnash and hair to pull.

    But don't worry, those will probably be the next things to go.
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    ^^^
    No worries there, Pop's dentist, and we're descended from sasquatch on his side of the family as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    Welcome to middle age! Wait til you walk the first time! You will most assuredly Goose Step! Now I know why the German Army used to goose step, they were all new bifocal wearers!
    Walk like a duck and bob my head like a pidgin.

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    I can remember when my glasses were just bifocal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBLover
    ...... monovision (one eye corrected for distance the other for near). I have the latter, and they work great.......

    My wife has those. I don't see how in the world they could ever work but she loves them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG
    [gnashing of teeth]
    Bifocals! Oh hell no. The eye doctor is telling me it's time to become my dad. Aw, crap.
    I know I've got the body of Jimmy Stewart, but I don't want his glasses too.
    Time to choose between leather and metal eyeglass chains.
    Anyone seen my cardigan? Eh? Can't hear ya. Outta the way it's time for the 4:00 blue plate at the dinner.
    [/pulling of hair]
    What? You're mumbling gramps...

    Heh, now that the joking is outta the way... My dad had bifocals prior to getting lasik.

    His was those "lineless" type....he liked them.

    Now that he had the surgery, he just carries some reading glasses with him.
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    Did you consider stretching your arms????
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    Several years ago I was reading a book when I realized that the letters were hard to read. The solution, turn up the lights. Well, that didn't work and all of a sudden I realized "Oh no, I need bifocals". Welcome to the club. Short of contacts or lasex, have fun finding Rx bifocal cycling glasses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG
    ^^^
    No worries there, Pop's dentist, and we're descended from sasquatch on his side of the family as well.


    So, which is better, the hover-round or the rascal?
    George Costanza rocked a rascal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubic
    Several years ago I was reading a book when I realized that the letters were hard to read. The solution, turn up the lights. Well, that didn't work and all of a sudden I realized "Oh no, I need bifocals". Welcome to the club. Short of contacts or lasex, have fun finding Rx bifocal cycling glasses.
    I think that there are stick-on bifocal lenses you can put on your glasses for riding. A fella in our group uses them and he really seems to like them.
    Where am I going?......

    ....and why am I in this handbasket?

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    You'll do fine. Just remember to use the handrail the first couple of times down the stairs. Oh, and that car parked next to you that moves every time you turn to look at it... it's not really moving. In fact, there's not even anyone in it.

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    I use +2 glasses from the drugstore. Sometimes I need 'em to eat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG
    [gnashing of teeth]
    Bifocals! Oh hell no. The eye doctor is telling me it's time to become my dad. Aw, crap.
    I know I've got the body of Jimmy Stewart, but I don't want his glasses too.
    Time to choose between leather and metal eyeglass chains.
    Anyone seen my cardigan? Eh? Can't hear ya. Outta the way it's time for the 4:00 blue plate at the dinner.
    [/pulling of hair]
    C'mon, can't be too bad, man! At least you've got your hair to pull.
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    *ahem*

    Glasses are damn sexy.

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    Oh yeah, and Jimmy Stewart is sexy too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadiyah
    *ahem*

    Glasses are damn sexy.
    Woohoo! Can I quote you on that?

    Oh...guess I just did.
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