Sunday, June 24, 2012

C'est La Vie (That's Life--En Anglais)

Wow! I think I just made it to a new milestone in my life and I'm having a bit of trouble getting used to it. Over the last few years, I've noticed my eye sight has become increasingly worse. Debbie finally convinced me to make an appointment at Costco with the the eye doctor. He discovered what I had been recently realizing. My vision had digressed to the point where a pair of prescription glasses would be a true benefit.

The lenses that we purchased are what is described as progressive and transitional. Apparently that means that they are multi-focal and they darken a bit when I'm out in the sun. The transitional part seems to be good so far. I'm actually ok with the idea of needing corrective lenses but I've discovered that getting used to wearing them all of the time is a little difficult. I don't know if it will always be this way or if my brain will at some point figure out how to compensate. Often, my surroundings including the ground are moving around. It's kind of like being under the influence of some kind of narcotic. Another thing that is difficult for now is that things that I know are perfect 90 degree right angles appear to be 15-20 degrees off. I cut a board the other day and the angle looked so off that I had to check the saw to see what angle I'd cut. I sure hope that my brain will at some point figure out how to compensate. The frames that I chose were from the Randy Jackson eyewear collection. Who in the world is Randy Jackson? I really asked that question. Yeah, now I know, he's one of the judges from American Idol. I guess I'm the only guy in America who's never watched the show! Sorry.

One of the frustrations that I'd been having was trying to see well enough to tie a fishing fly on my leader. Hopefully, that is a frustration that will never be realized again. I also purchased a pair of polarized progressives. I can hardly wait to try them out on the water.


  1. Great picture! Yes your brain will compensate so that lines will began to look straight again. That was definitely an annoyance for me but I don't seem to notice anymore. Isn't it fun getting older!


  2. Welcome to old age. I tried the "no-line" bifocals, but they drove me crazy and I had to go back to the old fashioned kind, which don't warp everything. Cindy adjusted to the no-lines, though, so it can be done, apparently.