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I had an appointment yesterday with a new-to-me ophthalmologist. I hadn’t been to the eye doctor in a few years, but I knew that it was time to acknowledge that things have been going downhill  lately. (That is a loaded sentence, but we’re just going to discuss eyesight today.) 

A couple of years ago, I bought my first pair of “cheaters” — reading glasses that aged me about 25 years in 3 seconds. If you are a middle-aged woman in a book club, you understand the need for reading glasses and wine. You probably also understand the need for additional cheaters placed about your home — one for the desk, one for the bedside table, one in your purse, etc.  There is a reason that Costco sells them in packages of three! I actually own 5 pair of reading glasses; two of them are 1.25 magnification, while my 3-pack was 1.5 magnification.  But those beginner sets aren’t cutting it anymore.  There is also a reason I’ve been trying to get my library books in the large print edition!

As it turns out, my gateway drug glasses have led to bigger and stronger things.

My next trip to Costco will include a 3-pack of 1.75 magnification “cheaters.”  I bet you thought I needed bifocals, right?  I’m clinging by my fingernails to avoid correction for what the eye doctor called “normal” loss of distance vision.”  So today, I am thankful that I can avoid the expense of prescription lenses for one more year.