Itâ€™s not just my teeth that are running at a midlife level, so are my eyes. This year especially, my eyes have taken a turn for the worse and if I read close up or in the dim light, like in bed, then I need to hold the book 4 inches from my face and remove my glasses.
The regular reader to this space will recall that I am in the midst of a reading frenzy, trying to complete a small stack of books and write papers on them.
Because of the new difficulty with my eyes, I have become a font snob. I donâ€™t need no small curly fonts when Iâ€™m mowing through data. I need some good old Times New Roman so I can get the stuff into my head, at a rate acceptable to the deadlines laid out for me.
One of the books in particular, should be 300 pages but to save money they shrunk the font and made it a little prettier, perhaps as a distraction, I donâ€™t know. Itâ€™s presently around 190 pages. And Iâ€™m â€œmowingâ€ through it at about a page every 5 minutes.
SO, I figured out my solution would be to go to a drugstore and get me some of those high power reading glasses and get busy with the book.
I tried them all on, did the tests, tried again, but they were all blurry for me.
Nothing worked. Maybe with prescription glasses, reading ones donâ€™t help. Iâ€™m not sure.
But Iâ€™m back to sitting in bright light, late at night, reading. No reading glasses for me.