Your body starts to change once you turn 40!......I

United States
April 4, 2009 8:57pm CST
went to the eye doctor last Thursday because I notice my eyes getting a little blurry when I read or if I try to see something at a far distance. You are probably saying that I am complaining about both near-sightedness and far-sightedness and I am and that is because I found out that I have a stigmatism which is a combination of both. I was trying on glasses and felt sorta uncomfortable for I am used to trying on shades. I found some that I like but only one problem....I don't like that frames because the sides are white but I like the style of the lenses. Oh well, I guess it comes with the territory huh........getting older I mean. Take care and God Bless!
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
5 Apr 09
Hey Linda! I started wearing glasses when I was 40 too! It is normal for your eyes to start going around that age! So don't feel bad! I at first need them for reading and then it went downhill year after year! But, I'm alot older than you so don't worry you have plenty of years to catch up to my "old" eyes! lol And I have an a stigmatism too and am near-sighted and far-sigthed too! There are lots of cool frames out now! I like those small square black frames! I think I'm going to get one of those!
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• United States
5 Apr 09
Hey there Opal! How are you? I wonder if I could paint my frames black? Probably not right,lol!
@busyB4 (875)
• United States
5 Apr 09
I HATED getting glasses for reading, had not had to wear them before, but it came to that or never reading anything and the dr told me just to get cheap reading glasses at the dollar store so I finally decided ok, I just have to see!! I have to change strength about ever yr and a half or so.
• Japan
5 Apr 09
For me it seems all down hill since I hit 40, then got worse at 45!!! I ache all over, my eyes are bad and I can't loose all this weight!! But I know that it doesn't have to be this way, I have a friend who is 54, she started to do yoga when she was in her 40s and changed her diet. She is so much more healthy than me. So I know have to do but...........
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• United States
5 Apr 09
But what dreamjapan? Are you like me where the sound of any type of exercise makes you cringe? I once joined a gym right, payed over a $100 dollars and went for one day and that was it. How sad is that?,lol It's all a part of getting older and you know what, with all of these younger people dying at a rapid rate, I appreciate getting older because that means that I am blessed with life and have the opportunity to change the things I want and need to be changed. Take care dreamjapan and God Bless!
@spalladino (17929)
• United States
5 Apr 09
If you think that's bad just wait until the rest of your body starts to act up! So far my stomach has become extremely sensative...but only to certain things. I can eat *very* hot hot wings with no problems whatsoever but coffee kills me. My best friend has been enjoying the fun of hot flashes for about a year now. Fortunately the neighbors can't see her standing on the deck in ten degree weather in her underwear at 2:00AM!
• United States
5 Apr 09
Oh my goodness you're scaring me!..........lol! Thanks for responding spalladino and God Bless!
• Norway
5 Apr 09
Hello my friend. Body change is usual. Have you checked your meal in the past couple of years if it contains vitamin A. Cos at the moment i dont seem to have any eye effects. Dont think you are complaining, its normal to wen you notice changes. I would say you go for the lense and change the frames. God bless you.
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
5 Apr 09
yes your right getting older means changes of your body was expected ..i do the same feeling too.
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• United States
5 Apr 09
I think this is just a part of life. Some in our family have the problems you mention even when children. The thing you will notice as you get closer to fifty years old is that you will need reading glasses. I remember one holiday having my sisters tease me and my husband (we are the oldest ones) about how old we looked with our reading glasses. I just told them that what they see us doing is coming their way soon. Now we all wear reading glasses.
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@Sgurleyd (68)
• United States
5 Apr 09
Yep and it only gets worse. At 40 things were not as clear. At 48 I can't read anything without reading glasses. Gravity ain't being too kind either!
• United States
5 Apr 09
Nostly makes me want to cry! Trying to find a dress for a wedding yesterday. It's reached the point where I need a valium to go into a dressing room! Oh for the size 8 days again!
@us2owls (1681)
• United States
5 Apr 09
I too seemed to notice a lot of changes when I turned 40 - glasses was one thing and there were other things too. I told my kids that I think tatooed on butt my where I couldn't see it was something like this - "UPON ATTAINING AGE 40 THIS BODY WILL SELF DESTRUCT." LOL
• United States
5 Apr 09
It seems like I started falling apart at age 50, LOL!!! I am 51 now I just started having hot flashes & mother nature is starting to slack off, LMAO!!! But at age 50 I had to start using high blood pressure meds. And this year I had to have shoulder surgery for my rotary cuff. I had injured my shoulder at work, but if this had happened when I was younger & a lot tougher it would not have injured my shoulder at all, LOL!!!
@Dugsmom (279)
• United States
5 Apr 09
Getting older is awful isn't it! I am 31 and it seems that every year something gives out. And I'm not even that old yet. I exercise and eat right to keep my body in good shape but there are some things you have no control over. My eye sight is getting bad too. I used to have 20/20 vision but not anymore. I think I'll be in glasses by next year. I had to renew my license this year and was told that I should consider glasses. I got lucky and barely passed the eye test. And last year, I bent down and hurt my back. I got stuck bending over and couldn't get up. It was awful. But thankfully I was at home and nobody saw me except my husband and kid. I guess the only thing we can do is enjoy we have and take care of ourselves.
@sayh123 (150)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
Absolutely that is true, our body change when it comes at the age of 40. As for me, I will do my best of my health and body style be good so that I am always feel beautiful. God bless you all my friends.
• United States
5 Apr 09
Can't say I know the feeling. I'm much younger than 40, but I'll keep that in mind for when I get around to that.
@scheng1 (21365)
• Singapore
5 Apr 09
40 seems like a very horrible age, and I will be there very soon. Hope nothing much happens. My eyesight is already bad, maybe long-sightedness can help cure short-sightedness a bit. Anyway, still have a lot more years to go. The average lifespan to woman is closer to 80 years old. Hopefully the body doesn't fall apart too soon.
@hotsummer (10070)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
as early as 35 that we will notice these changes like the blurry eyes. and so it is better to correct our vision before we reach 40. i forget always to wear the eye glass i have bought . i will do i wear them again. but it is not comfortable to wear eyeglasses as you have mentioned. sometimes i wanted to wear contact lenses but eye glasses is safer though.
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
I am just 38 and a lot of changes in my body have occured. I have more back pains now, with arthritis that makes me difficult to rise in the morning and many other aches! How much more if I reach 40, I cannot imagine myself.
• China
5 Apr 09
hello, eyes if getting uncomfortable, let pieces of oculist check, delay getting kind.
@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
SO life really starts at 40 eh? And don't forget, mid-life crisis also starts to set-in . So it is not just the body but even the mind. This makes me scared for I will be there within a few more years and right now, I know I have to do something to have a healthier lifestyle and less to worry on the future.
@schulzie (4071)
• United States
5 Apr 09
Yes, unfortunately we all get older. I used to wear glasses for driving and when watching television. I got them in my early twenties. I needed them because my sight got worse from using a computer all day long at work and then at home. Anyhow, about 3 years ago I noticed that I didn't really need the glasses for driving anymore and not for watching television or when I went to the movies. But about 2 years ago I noticed that I needed reading glasses for seeing fine print. I was trying to read a recipe on the back of a label and just could not make out the measurements. Oh well, it just comes with aging - what can you do? I just grin and bear it. At least I don't have to wear them all the time, only when I am reading something with small print. Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
• India
5 Apr 09
Yes you are right. It iw also phase of life. first we are children then young and then old. Ultimately change is the law of nature. We have to accept this law.