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Life with Bifocals

December 24th, 2009 · 3 Comments

One knows one is growing old when one gets bifocals!

I got mine this week. It has been a couple days since I have been using them, and it hasn’t been easy adjusting with them.  I guess I will have to get used to life with them. The alternative of switching between two pairs of glasses isn’t exactly appealing. Given my high number (-10 and -12 in the two eyes), there aren’t too many other options.

I got specs when I was 10 years old. (I am now 42.)  I hope the bifocals don’t limit my ability to read and work on the computer — two tasks which are the cornerstone of my life. For now, the reading vision has definitely improved, but the computer working isn’t easy for now. I guess I will get used to the bifocals in the days to come.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ambarish // Dec 24, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Hi Rajesh,
    I got my progressives a couple of months ago. Found them painfully uncomfortable for the first month. Nearly got them changed back to regular glasses, but have got used to them now. Still don’t like them though.

    Old age is racing closer……

  • 2 Som Karamchetty, PHD // Dec 25, 2009 at 9:04 am

    I had bifocals for many years. You will get used to them in a few days or weeks. The trick is not to think about them. Now I have progressives. I work at the computer for 12 to 13 hours a day – with breaks for other chores around the home.
    Again, do not think of age; time is a continuum.

  • 3 Mallikarjuna // Dec 26, 2009 at 7:32 am


    Rajesh, give it a try.

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