Hold the book up close and the words appear
blurred. Push the book farther away, and the words snap back into
That's how most of us first recognize a condition
called presbyopia, a name derived from Greek words meaning "old eye." Eye
fatigue or headaches when doing close work, such as sewing, knitting
or painting, are also common symptoms. Because it is associated with
aging, presbyopia is often met with a groan -- and the realization
that reading glasses or bifocals are inevitable.
This has been like a religious experience for me! Since I was 8 years old, I've
had to wear glasses. What will I do without them? Skiing, scuba diving- lots
of stuff I haven't been able to do.
Thank you so much for all the care and professionalism. I will be forever grateful.