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    You always end up needing readers.

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    I hate readers. You're always looking around for a pair. And I won't wear those little chains, and I don't like readers perched on my nose. So I'm happy to be a full-time wearer of progressive lenses. I wear them all the time. Never had contacts. Will probably never get Lasix. May need cataract surgery in the not-to-distant future.

    I always considered contacts and Lasix to be an unnecessary expense. But if I need cataract surgery, I'll be happy to do what I can to see better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    I hate readers. You're always looking around for a pair.
    I hate them too and I probably have more pairs of readers than many minimalists have possessions. I keep a pair in my car, a pair next to my bed, a pair in the bathroom and a pair next to my recliner. Then there's the basket of extras in case one of the primaries gets lost or broken.

    These days I've gotten better at keeping a pair perched on the end of my nose to fulfill that absolute need to read everything I see and to be able to tell the time or date on my wristwatch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    You always end up needing readers.
    Nope. That's why my colleague had 1 lens for near and 1 for far vision with her cataract removals.

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    I have 2 pairs of prescription readers for doing a lot of reading and then dollar store glasses all over the house.

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    I don't use readers. Distance glasses for driving only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    I hate readers. You're always looking around for a pair. And I won't wear those little chains, and I don't like readers perched on my nose. So I'm happy to be a full-time wearer of progressive lenses. I wear them all the time. Never had contacts. Will probably never get Lasix. May need cataract surgery in the not-to-distant future.

    I always considered contacts and Lasix to be an unnecessary expense. But if I need cataract surgery, I'll be happy to do what I can to see better.
    I don't care. I have glasses hanging around my neck. I don't need a ton of them and I always know where they are? I went with my SIL shopping once and she asked me what something cost because she couldn't see. She hated that I wore the chain and said it made me look older. Seems ridiculous to me .... Vanity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    But readers and non prescription sunglasses can be fun! They Make fashion statements!
    Indeed. I had a coworker years ago that wore readers. One day he left them in his car at the train station in NJ. When he got to NYC he stopped at the drug store to pick some up so he could be functional at work. The only ones they had at the right magnification looked exactly like the ones that Dustin Hoffman wore in the movie "Tootsie". It was quite the fashion statement!

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    I've worn glasses since I was 7 years old, so when I needed reading glasses, I just went to progressives. My reading glasses are always conveniently located right on my face.

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    The last time I had my eyes checked, the optometrist went on and on about how much my astigmatism must bother me. I answered that it didn't bother me at all, since that's the only way I've ever seen. Apparently, it's bad--at least by his standards.

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