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Old 08-27-2009, 12:58 PM   #1
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I just ordered my first set of bifocals this week.
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No bifocals, I wear contacts most of the time, but I'm needing reading glasses now too. Close up vision seemed to start deteriorating the same day I turned 40. Now at 44 I bought a cheap pair of reading glasses.

Ear hair, weird pube-like eyebrow hairs and huge gray nostril hairs are starting to show up too. Fun huh?
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ive been wearing glasses for past 3 years or so and they are pretty intense. you are not old, you are just tired!
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No bifocals, I wear contacts most of the time, but I'm needing reading glasses now too. Close up vision seemed to start deteriorating the same day I turned 40. Now at 44 I bought a cheap pair of reading glasses.

Ear hair, weird pube-like eyebrow hairs and huge gray nostril hairs are starting to show up too. Fun huh?

The reading glasses thing got me last year. I was trying to read the part number on a small fuse and just couldn't do it. Sucks to get old...
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I wear my glasses for work, PC, and depending on how fuzzy the cones are, sometimes auto cross LOL.

I know I need a new perscription too. I did a series of photos and they all looked a little fuzzy. So I tweeked the focus on them in Capture NX, all my friends said the pictures were beyond crisp in focus. :(
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i had a problem of fitting my glasses under a full-face helmet. the only solution i could find was this: MYKITA - Products - Collection No.1
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That's interesting. I've worn glasses for years, and had no problem with my Shoei full-face helmet. Obviously you have to take off the glasses, put on the helmet, and then put the glasses back on.
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but its very uncomfortable
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These would be better...

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but its very uncomfortable
Honestly, I never found it to be a problem. I have very simple metal framed glasses that look somewhat like this:

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Never had a problem with glasses or sunglasses under a helmet. I've been wear oakley glasses and sunglasses for a long time now, maybe this helps.





At 37 I'm on the verge of needing reading glasses too :( I wear contacts now, but have trouble with anything close up, if I'm wearing glasses I just look over or under to read close up stuff. Not possible for contacts.

I'm considering getting laser surgery, would still have to wear reading glasses ... but a least I wouldn't have to wear the contacts anymore.
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I wish I could get lasik or the implantable contacts but my astigmatism is too bad. I'm 42 and it just started deteriorating in the last year. Having a hard time with small print on packaging or parts. Can't read the .020" increments on a machinist's scale anymore. That's the one that really bothered me.
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I've gotton to the point where I cannot read my odometer or my watch without cheaters. I finially got prescription glasses and sunglasses even though the distance correction is so minor, I can pass my DL test without glasses.

I just got tired of always putting them on to read anything.
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Bah! I've been dealing with progressive vision loss for decades.

It was getting an eMail from a High School chum, telling me his son was starting Basic training earlier this month that made me feel old...

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y8s and I were chatting earlier and it was established the I was 1yr old when Star Trek Enterprise started on TV.
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Wow you guys ARE old...
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y8s and I were chatting earlier and it was established the I was 1yr old when Star Trek Enterprise started on TV.
Enterprise came out in 2001, Star Trek came out in 1966. Are you 44 or 9?
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Enterprise came out in 2001, Star Trek came out in 1966. Are you 44 or 9?
I was glimmer in my dad's eye when the original came out. Actually, I was likely a bun in the oven.
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Whoops, I meant TNG. I get them mixed up.
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I must be getting younger. I failed the DC license eye test without my glasses but a few years later when I moved to virginia, I passed the eye test without the glasses. win.
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