Well, it finally happened.
Glasses!! WTF!!? I’m an ex-Forward Observer and an instrument rated commercial pilot for crying out loud.
I had been noticing of late that my night vision was not quite what it had been so I headed off to the Scheie Eye Institute about a month ago for a complete eye exam – the kind where they dilate your pupils and then send you out into the bright sunshine so you can be blinded by the intensity of the light pouring on to your retinas.
Verdict: Right eye 20/25, Left eye 20/40. Now, I have no problem seeing in the daytime, so I figure I’ll only wear them at night if I’m driving. I got them about three weeks ago and only wore them both that day. I don’t really need the right one. And I wore the left one the other night when I went out with the boys in the ‘hood for our regular get together.
Pretty sweet. Only now I can’t read menus with the contact. Sant’ Anton!
So now, I have a ‘scrip’ for reading glasses for when I’m not wearing the one contact and a set of those drug store magnifiers for when I am.
This getting old blows and sucks.