Not a transport post
I’ve been having annual eye tests for a few years now. It was prompted by noticing floaters for the first time about five years ago.
Initially they said there were no issues… well, apart from my right eye which has been nearly blind since birth, but nothing can be done about that.
A couple of years later, the optometrist recommended glasses for reading printed material.
One rookie mistake I made was buying two near-identical pairs. Seasoned glasses wearers told me later that contrasting designs are useful.
After my latest test this month, a further change was recommended, upping the ante, with the previous reading glasses likely to become useful for screen reading (which, so far, has not been an issue).
A chat with the optometrist was interesting. She reckoned typically around the mid-40s, the lens of the eye starts to change, then it settles down after about 10 years, until you’re closer to about 70. So I’m pretty much following the script.
I actually wondered if the other factor making it difficult to read newspapers was that they’d reduced the print size.
From what I can see, the type size is the same.
So it really is my eyes changing.