This time last year I was there, at the computer looking online for ‘eyeglasses near me’ Fort Myers was my closest eye center and it was a hard realization of what I had known for some time. My brother, mother and father all required glasses, and given that Iw as the youngest I was pretty sure that the time would come for me too, and finally it had. There were warning signs for many months before this moment of course, the squinting to check out the price of a hot dog or the pretending that I could remember the ahem of a license plate which I honestly had no idea about, the time had come to bite the bullet.
And so I headed to the eye center, I was given the information I knew already and I went on with my life. To those of you out there who are facing up to the realization that you need glasses, here are some tips on getting through it.
This is Incredibly Normal
I have to be honest that my initial issue with having to wear glasses was not really about wearing them, it was more about a part of my body failing me, which of course indicates the passage of time. The reality is however, that I was 39 when this happened to me, not 19, and in truth this is something which is incredibly normal for such a large percentage of the population. Ultimately losing your vision and needing glasses is incredibly normal, and something which should be treated as such.
If your particular issue is based on the fact that you now need to wear glasses, it is worth bearing in mind that there are in fact a wide variety of options ahead of you which you could consider. For example you could invest in laser eye surgery which will correct your eyesight, alternatively you could look to use contact lenses for the majority of the time. There is a wealth of options at your disposal here if you really do have a big issue with putting frames on.
The Age Issue
As I have just touched on there are many people who are worried that this is a sign of age, but just think back to your school days. There were loads of kids who would have to wear glasses and those kids didn’t consider it an issue of age, because it wasn’t. When your body goes a little wrong it isn’t great, but it also isn’t the end of the world and that is why if you are really worried about it, you should just get out there, get the glasses on and move forward with your life.
If you fail to get some level of support even when you need it, then you may run the risk of things going seriously wrong and that would cause your eyes to be far worse than they are right now.