My eyes are old. They started getting old when I was 40. The first of many things to go. I first noticed that my vision was changing when I realized I had to hold my book farther and farther away from my face in order to make out the printing. When it got to the point that I was propping the book on the mantle across the room, I admitted that I might need some eye glasses.
When I visited my ophthalmologist, I was told that my far sightedness was due to aging. For heaven's sakes, 40 isn't old. I was given a prescription, but the doctor advised that I could save a bundle of money by purchasing magnifying "readers" from my drug store. Nothing wrong with my eyes except for the normal effects of aging. I told him to stop saying that, and left his office. Of course I filled the prescription and paid $300 for a pair of glasses, which I promptly lost somewhere.
So my last resort was to go to the drug store and try out a pair of Dr. Dean Edell's eyeglasses for reading. Do you have Dr. Dean's glasses where you live? They are in all the drug stores here in California. I started out with the mildest version, which I think was 1.00. I lost those pretty quickly too. On my next visit to the drug store, I tried the 1.25 version and liked that very much. Lost those too.
I finally got wise and started buying my Dr. Dean's in bulk. Every time I would go to my pharmacy, I would pick up an extra pair. Over the years, I have worked my way up to the 1.50s, the 2.00s and the 2.25s. I seem to have stabilized at the 2.50s thank goodness. They only go up to 3.00. I asked the doctor about that and he said that older people's eyes usually don't get much worse than 2.50 or 3.00. That is why you don't see them for sale at the drugstore in stronger levels. Honestly, why does that guy like to flaunt the fact that I am no longer a spring chicken whenever I see him?
Now, since I have my reading glasses in every room of the house (and at work, in my purse, in my car), I never worry about losing them. In fact, I often have a pair on my head and a pair on my face. I have a habit of perching my glasses on my head you see. My all time record is when Andrea mentioned mildly that I had three pair of Dr. Dean's on the top of my head, did I know that?
Any way, my reading glasses are one of my favorite things to help me out in my aging process. The other crucial thing is my Spanx, which if you don't have you are either very very thin or very out of touch. Check it out, you'll be glad you did.
In fact, I love my Spanx so much that I am offering the Hide and Sleek Cami as a give away. They come in size small, medium, large and extra large. I will do a drawing next Friday and the winner can tell me her size and I will send you my favorite Spanx product! All you need to do is a make a comment to this post. No duplicate comments please.
This is what I look like in my Hide and Sleek cami. Just kidding, but it really helps smooth out the bumps.