Glasses

Aug. 20th, 2010 01:59 pm
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I think I'm going to need varifocals Real Soon Now. For reading fine print on things, or reading in low light, or looking closely at detailed maps or GPS screen on holiday, I'm peering over the top of my glasses so I can hold things closer.

Or contact lenses and reading glasses. Or more than one pair of glasses for different things. Or another possibility I haven't thought of.

(I wore hard gas permeable contact lenses for years, but gave up when I was losing tolerance for wearing them all day (with long commute partway though house moves). If I had to wear glasses part of the day, it was easier to just wear them full time. But lens technology has moved on in the around ten years since then, so going back to them might be an option. Varifocal contact lenses of a sort do exist, but I don't find the idea very convincing. But maybe they work better than I expect.)

Is there an option I've missed? Suggestions? Recommendations?

(Laser surgery to correct the basic short sight is an "eww, squick, I don't want anyone doing that to my eyes" option.)
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