First Impression Dealing with Reading Glasses

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by Guest, Feb 20, 2004.

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    Guest Guest

    Many of you veterns might laugh at this, but I'll tell you, someone
    should write a book about transition to wearing reading glasses and the
    new challenges you will face. Sometimes I feel like an idiot trying to
    do the things I used to be able to do (and not succeeding) while knowing
    in the back of my mind that I'm not the first one to have gone through
    this - but I still have to figure it all out myself.
    To that end, I thought I would start a list for the other newbies to
    reading glasses so that perhaps they don't have to stumble over every
    little thing like I feel I am.

    * First problem - can't read car maps in the car unless it's bright
    sunlight without sunglasses on.
    * Trouble reading the phone book.
    * Can't read the fine print on the phone bill to figure out who to call
    with questions.
    * Like totally gave up on the fine print on a contract without the readers.
    * Removing a sliver from my childs finger.
    * Cutting my nails - yikes, I never would have even thought of this one.
    * And I think the worst one has been trying to program a universal
    remote, reading the fine print instructions with 10 steps each and then
    watching the TV or DVD display to see when something happened so I can
    go to the next step. Sheesh this gave me a super headache after 15
    minutes - I'm returning the remote because I don't have the patients
    with trying to read the instructions with glasses and then taking them
    off, and on and off 10 times for each thing. Can they make this any
    more difficult? Or maybe they figured nobody over 40 would buy such a
    stupid thing.

    Guest, Feb 20, 2004
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    The Real Bev Guest

    All together, now: GROWING OLD AIN'T FOR SISSIES!

    I'm especially resentful of tiny print on electronic devices and most
    especially the stupid readout on the cheap Vivitar digital camera that I
    can take skiing because if it gets ruined I'm only out $3.00. I need to
    use my +3.5 readers to set that, or perhaps two pair of +2.0s. What's
    the point of making tiny phones if we can't read the goddam keys or
    screens? It's going to be a long time before I replace my Nokia 5160.
    The Real Bev, Feb 20, 2004
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    feeneyl Guest

    There is unreadable fine print that could be life threatening --
    inserts in OTC and prescription drugs. You could face serious health
    risks if you don't read it. I find the fine print (e.g., expiration
    date) included with eye drop packaging especially ironic.
    feeneyl, Feb 20, 2004
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    Mark A Guest

    Try "half glasses" for this task. Or you could pull the glasses down on
    One can purchase a universal remote with large buttons at an electronics
    store. It can be trained to perform most of the functions of your current
    Mark A, Feb 20, 2004
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    Dan Abel Guest

    It's really pretty simple. If it's up close and you need to see it, you
    need your glasses. If it's far away and you need to see it, you need your
    glasses off.

    I like wearing small glasses. When I'm doing something where I need to
    see both close and far (like setting the remote control), I slide the
    glasses down my nose, just half an inch or so. When I look down (just
    moving my eyes), I am seeing through the glasses. When I look up at the
    tv, I'm seeing without the glasses.
    Dan Abel, Feb 20, 2004
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