I'm feeling old.

  1. I was trying to read the ingredients on this bottle of vitamins and was having a hard time. I turned another light on and squinted a bit. "I must be tired", I told Robin. She handed me her "readers" and when I put them on I could read everything.
    Today I was having a bit of a hard time reading some things at work and someone else lent me their glasses.
    I went to Wallgreens at lunch and bought me some reading glasses. They help a lot but I am having a hard time admitting that I need them. I've always prided myself on my good vision and now...well, I'm feeling kind of aged today.
    -Russell
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  2. 49 Comments

  3. by   Robin61970
    Oh Russell...bet you look distinguished! You'll get used to them in a day or two and wonder what you ever looked like without them.....
  4. by   spineCNOR
    Rusty, I can sympathise. The wrinkles and gray hair don't bother me (much), but when I started to need reading glasses it make me feel REALLY old! Oh well, it could be worse!
  5. by   passing thru
    Nurses who squint and keep holding the medicine bottles further and further and further....and their arms aren't long enough for them to read the label , so they kinda "guess" make me nervous.
    I work with several vain ones who say they are going to go get magnifiers, but they haven't and one is blinder than a bat.
    Once you hit 42-44, you need them.
    You'll do fine, don't worry. You sound like your patients are your priority - over personal vanity.
  6. by   Rustyhammer
    The new glasses look pretty good (for glasses).
    I never new how I was straining until I didn't have to.
    -R
  7. by   passing thru
    Straining? What about Viagra? It takes the strain out, I hear. And makes a man feel younger. Maybe you could compensate the loss of visual acuity with an increase in libido and virility....the feeling of "old age" the decrease in visual acuity brought on would be mitigated by the "youthfulness" of activity felt as a result of the viagra.
    Most of life's perceived problems are simply equations...glad I could suggestion the "other half" of the equation for you.
  8. by   duckie
    You should only feel old if your wife starts putting them on before you have sex....., just kidding and trying to make you smile. I've been told I look quite sexy in mine so you never know, it could get you flirted with. I happen to find older men very attractive! Besides, you're only as old as you feel and it sounds to me like you're just a kid at heart! Hugs to you my friend!
  9. by   Mimi Wheeze
    I think men, young or old, look sexy in glasses. :wink2:
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    YOU are not old, your eyes just need "special help"...hey you are lucky...many have to start wearing glasses in their teens and 20s....I bet they look great on you.
  11. by   Rustyhammer
    Originally posted by passing thru
    Straining? What about Viagra? It takes the strain out, I hear. And makes a man feel younger. Maybe you could compensate the loss of visual acuity with an increase in libido and virility....

    Ummm....I may need reading glasses but I'm still doing ok in
    the libido dept.
    -R
  12. by   Stargazer
    I've needed corrective lenses since I was 4 years old, so needing glasses doesn't say "old" to me.

    Know what makes me feel old? What I did today. I saw a financial planner for the first time ever.

    Dude. I'm trying to be all responsible and adult about money. I am so old.
  13. by   baseline
    Hey Rusty, seems to me that Heather just bought a pair of glasses 'cause they LOOKED good!!!! You're just going for that distinguised look!
  14. by   VivaLasViejas
    You don't have to be "old" to need reading glasses. I haven't been able to read the labels on vitamins since I was in my 30s......but I'm still too vain to wear the bifocals that were prescribed for me when I was only 36. Instead, I use a pair of cheap readers for those times when I absolutely, positively CAN'T SEE......which, unfortunately, happens more and more often these days. Now, if I could just get over my squeamishness about contacts.............!

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