When do you / did you begin to lose your near vision?
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I'm right there now. If the light isn't great and the type is small, I need a pair of readers. Luckily, my husband is 4 years older than me and I'm inheriting the glasses that aren't powerful enough for him anymore. He's just turned 51 and I'll be 47 in June. He started wearing reading glasses and getting bifocals around 45.
Sigh. It sucks so much to have to resort to these things. My eye doctor tells me it's the muscles in the eye itself and that they lose their ability to contract for close focus. I just hope the rest of me doesn't follow suit, I want to be able to deadlift twice my body weight one of these days!
It still works for screen work and general vision and some reading, but I've found I can take the glasses off entirely and read comfortably. At age 60 now, I can see that bifocals are in my future.
I've also had posterior vitreous detachment in each eye, thankfully not threatening the retinas, but still leaving a LOT of vitreous material floating in the eye. And my opthamologist tells me I have cataracts.
Oh, yes. I worry about macular degeneration and retinal detachments (more common in the near-sighted) too. I'm overdue for an exam and I won't be surprised if I have cataracts.
Blindness is so scary. I knew a family that had a history of Stargardt Disease. It's a genetic form of early macular degeneration and can result in total blindness by age 30. If a parent has it each child has a 50-50 chance of having it.
I know someone else who had a corneal transplant because of keratoconus. She seems to be doing well and so far hasn't needed a replacement.
I'm hoping that growing more far-sighted as I age will even out to having halfway normal vision.
I thought the same thing but it doesn't work that way. Like you I have always been extremely near-sighted (my right eye hasn't seen the big E on the chart in decades!) and found it very annoying when I could read newspaper headlines but not the article. Glasses did not change that so I stopped using them for close reading. I have excellent vision (IMO) if the object is within 6 inches, beyond that everything blurs. It does seem unfair that we don't get a year or two of having near and far vision counterbalance each other.
My glasses Rx is something like -6 diopters. Thank goodness for high density plastics.
My Rx hasn't changed in 8 yrs. FINALLY, I don't dread going to the eye doc. After nearly a lifetime of terrible eyesight that just progressively got worse, now they are telling me I will need cheaters in 2-5 yrs. In the next breath, they tell me I am a perfect candidate (ooo, you have thick corneas!) for laser correction.
Hrmmmmmmmmmm. Tempting, but I am sure I will still need cheaters. HA!
Edited for spelling. Heh.
The yearly medical exam at work told me I wouldn't need workplace glasses for another year or so (computer workplace).
I am in envy of my parents. Both just over 70, they were diagnosed with cataracts and got plastic lenses implanted in their eyes a few years ago. They both have vision like eagles now! *grmbl*