I used to be one of those people who other people came to to thread a needle or read the fine print on a label. That was before a certain milestone birthday! (You know, the one that rhymes with sporty?)
Since then, I have been in search of seeing things as clearly as I used to. My journey back to 20/20 vision started with a mild prescription just for reading small print or threading needles. I had heard of myopia (short sightedness), but I had become “presbyopic”, an age-related condition where your eye’s ability to focus actively on nearby objects diminishes.
As the birthdays have piled up, my glasses have needed to satisfy an increasing number of applications – reading printed matter, computer screens, mobile phone , and be able to look at someone without perching said spectacles on the end of my nose! The single vision reading glasses I purchased in my early forties were no longer adequate for this increasing number of tasks. Thankfully I started work at Bayside Eyecare and discovered there were other ways to solve my vision problems!
After a bit of perseverance, I have adapted to multifocal glasses to help me at work. My day consists of looking at customers, using the computer and reading documents. I can walk around with my glasses on so I lose them less frequently and more importantly I can see things clearly! In consultation with one of the optical dispensers at Bayside Eyecare, we selected a multifocal spectacle lens specifically designed for people who do a lot of screen work as this was a large part of my day to day.
You might find that like me you also need multiple pairs of glasses for dedicated work. Single vision readers ( invaluable when reading in bed as they give you a greater field of vision), a digital pair for the office with a blue filter to help block blue light from your computer screen, a pair of golf sunnies which have a small area of magnification to help you see the score card…the list is endless!
The right spectacle lens can make such a big difference to productivity and visual comfort!