My eyes are getting old. I have been ignoring the signs so blatantly presented to me every time I try and read ultra small print on packaging. My glasses are for my astigmatism and I only wear them when I’m reading or working for a long period of time. After struggling this morning to read the small print that came in the mail, I grabbed the reading glasses my Mother left here and could see.
Yes, I am wearing my Mother’s reading glasses. With smart phones, my iPad, or computer, all I have to do is increase the font size, which has left me with a false sense of security in this world of teeny-tiny print. I texted my husband about this new found discovery and I am pretty sure he had a giggle or two at the office. Not over my vision changing, but my tendency to be just a wee bit overly dramatic and might have acted like it’s the end of the world. Well, not the end of the world, but definitely the end of my youthful “Lisa can read anything” days.
Aging is a fact of life, but parts of it suck. I’m not going to go all mid-life on you right now, but I am at that stage where my body reminds me I am a 42-year-old woman. Yet most days, I feel like I’m still in my early 20’s, and then I get out of bed. All kidding aside, I am focusing more on balancing myself, my health, and my life, and it feels good.
I’ve not taken the lessons my friend Elena Sonnino over at Live.Do.Grow. has taught me and applied them in a practical manner, like disconnecting from electronics a few hours before bed and making a 10pm bed time a priority, but I feel like I’m getting there. If I ever need reminders, she’s there to support me and her blog is always a shakeup in the wellness department.
Have I mentioned this is actually a “named” disorder? Yep. It’s called Presbyopia (prez-bee-OH-pee-uh). The slow loss of ability to see close objects or small print. What’s the fix? Reading glasses. Well, I have those. Thanks for leaving your reading glasses, mom. I’ll make sure to wear them when reading small print and will think of you every time I pop them on.