It's reading time. Do you know where your glasses are?

@arkaf61 (10881)
Canada
July 19, 2009 3:24pm CST
MY need for reading glasses is new. I never had to worry about where they were because I never needed them. Until about 4 years ago, when I start noticing that I had difficulty reading the small print. But one would think that with 4 years practice I would be used to them by now, and would remember where I put them. Not! Even if I am using them and I need to take them just for a brief moment, then I don't remember what I did with them. Or if I am on the computer and get up to do something, when I come back I never know where I put my glasses. I had to finally buy one of those cord thingies to keep them with me. I just wear them proudly like a necklace showing to the world that 1. I can't see and 2. I'm forgetful LOL Do you always know were you put your glasses? DO you spend a lot of time looking for them?
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@Ruby722 (797)
• China
20 Jul 09
Haha That's interesting.Yeah now i reading and watching TV i need my glasses.Cause without it i cant see it clearly.That's right i always remember where they are and can find it easier.I found out some old people in my area always use the same way as you a cord with glasses,I think that why they can get it easier and never worry where they are~
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
20 Jul 09
Well the cord is helping me, even if I don't like the way it looks that much :) I used to see very well, but now things get fuzzy up close .
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@dawnald (84200)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Jul 09
It used to drive me nuts watching my mother-in-law run all over the house looking for her reading glasses. But I have worn glasses since I was 11. Contacts didn't work for me and I had too many issues to want to try laser (or any other corrective) surgery. So now that I need reading glasses, I always know where they are. Firmly planted on my nose! lol
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
20 Jul 09
LOL I guess in that case, having to wear glasses all the time works :):)
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@dawnald (84200)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Jul 09
It does have its advantages!
• United States
20 Jul 09
I realized I needed help reading shortly after my kid's names disappeared from my mother's ring. As soon as the dr. got me some bifocals the names mysteriously reappeared!! I am getting close to needing a step up on the bifocal level! I can't lose them though because they are on my regular glasses... and I can't see without them!
@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
20 Jul 09
In your case you use them all the time right? I guess there's less of a chance to loose them that way. Myself since I keep putting them on and taking them off, it happens all the time LOL
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@GardenGerty (124368)
• United States
20 Jul 09
I am so blind that I can lose my glasses by taking them off to take a shower. If I put them down somewhere that is unusual or where they blend in, I am totally sunk. I put them in a drawer by my bedside. If I have to get up at night on they go, even in the dark. I had a friend who had a special pin that had a gold ring she put the arm of her glasses through. I also have a friend who has two different prescriptions and she wears them both on cords. She wears one and then the other.
@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
20 Jul 09
Hubby has trouble if he puts his glasses somewhere were they blend in as well. For me it's not exactly the problem. It's more that I don't pay attention when I'm putting them down, so how can I remember, if I didn't even look? I need to stop and think, and then do LOL
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
19 Jul 09
, I need my reading glasses for maybe last 7 years. I always say that my hands are too short...for limited time I would see better by moving pager away with my hands... I have my glasses in my purse or on my nightstand....
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
19 Jul 09
The moving the things away a bit used to work at the beginning, but not anymore grrrr everything gets fuzzy now If your glasses are in your purse or nightstand and you indeed find them there when you need them, then it's great. Me.. I might think they're in the nightstand but at some point the little poltergeist that lives in my house has moved them from there to the little shelf at the end of the hallway, or into the fruit basket, or.... I really don't like that poltergeist LOLLLLLL
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
19 Jul 09
my poltergeist only play with my cell phone and my car keys......
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
19 Jul 09
LOL I guess we all have one of those, don't we? hehe
• India
20 Jul 09
Am lucky dat i dnt hve eye sight!!! hopefully i will never get dat problem...but i always hve the problem of finding my bike keys!!!!!
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
21 Jul 09
LOL I use to take the bike to school and then wouldn't remember where I put the key for the cable lock:) I guess that was just as bad as not being able to find my glasses :) Happy mylotting :)
• China
21 Jul 09
i see. ur eyesight is very bad, right? maybe casue u study too hard when in the school.hehe. hope it wont take u any inconvenience.
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
22 Jul 09
I guess it's pretty bad. I have trouble reading things up close.
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 09
Lol, Twin, I always know where mine are as I never put them far away from me They are either near my Laptop or they are on Bed side Table with my Book, so you see never far from where I need them lol Hugs to you
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
21 Jul 09
Ok so sooner or later we would have to find something where we are not exactly the same LOL I"m happy that you can find your glasses, hon. At least one of us should hehehehe
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul 09
Lol yes we did but that happens to Twins lol
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
22 Jul 09
hehehehe yes it does. Big hug:)
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
19 Jul 09
I know where my glasses are, they are on my face, where they usually are The only time I lose my glasses is when I get up in the morning and find that either my wife or my daughter has moved them from where I left them
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
19 Jul 09
LOL Yeah, that's hubby. Since he needs glasses all the time, he usually has them and only has trouble when one of us moves them while he is asleep. Me I only need them for reading, so put them on, take them off and I end up not knowing where they are :)
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
19 Jul 09
That's why I took the bifocals when they said I needed reading glasses along with my regular ones. I knew I'd always be looking for them
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
19 Jul 09
That was a smart move. Believe me :)
@zed_k4 (17622)
• Singapore
20 Jul 09
You know what, arkaf.. that sounds cute. I can't imagine myself using a reading glass because I am very clumsy. Perhaps when I'm losing my perfect vision and things will look blurry will I need one. However, I am starting to feel that I might need glasses after all because I've been playing games online the much. And not forgetting mylot, but it's still intact so far. LOL.. Speaking of misplacing things, I tend to do that. I will always forget where I put this thing and that thing and will end up asking close to my vicinity whether they've seen it.
@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
22 Jul 09
I don't know if science will back this out or not, but I think I do blame my many hours on the computer - that and the fact that I'm getting old LOL I used to have super perfect vision. My optometrist used to joke with me that I saw more than what I should. And now it's really scary knowing that even to read things on the computer is becoming a problem if I don't have my glasses on.
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@zed_k4 (17622)
• Singapore
22 Jul 09
Perfect vision..? That's awesome.. It will be great if all could have perfect vision, but that's a tall order.. I used to be told by my aunt that looking out at the greenery in the morning (like through your window or something) can make your vision clear after sometime.. don't know if this remedy work or not.. Try not to stare at the computer for hours. I know it can't be helped especially when it comes to mylot..
@Pigglies (9335)
• United States
21 Jul 09
I used to have several pairs of reading glasses for that reason. But now I do not read hardly at all. I just have the computer read to me because that is just easier than getting a headache and dealing with all the frustration of reading. Consider yourself lucky that you can read with reading glasses.
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
22 Jul 09
That sounds like a solution. And you're right, at least with the glasses I can read everything.
• China
20 Jul 09
in fact, i dont wear glasses when reading. but my eyesights are not so good that i still have the glasses. cause i know the more time i use them, the less possibility i can live without them. so i force myself not to use them at home, hehe... so, i only take them with me when i'm out. to watch the bus number in the evening,lol...
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
21 Jul 09
Well I really can't read without them. I wouldn't even be able to be here in myLot. It's good that you can do without them for the most part :)
• India
20 Jul 09
reading glass -  i donot need it , so donot have it..
hi friend i donot need reading glasses, so never have to think about and that's why i have no glasses too . . i donot know when i need it, but i am trying not to have it right now,, HAPPY MYLOTTING FRIEND!..
@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
21 Jul 09
You are very lucky. Take care of your eyes so you won't need glasses early.My eyesight was very good, but I think the computer and reading with dim light might have taken its toll. Happy mylotting to you too :)
@rlaknar (616)
• India
20 Jul 09
I was suggested to wear glass before 4 years and my vision is good even without glass.I usually use it and often i forget it.But i am sure where i place it.I have 2 places in my home to place it.So i dont find anything hard to find it.
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
21 Jul 09
I can see you are an organized person that pays attention to details. I wish I paid attention to where I put my glasses.
• United States
20 Jul 09
I have the same problem it takes for ever for me to find my reading glasses. I use them on some ocations and that is just when my eyes get tired when I am readung but since I don't read that mutch I don't use them all the time. But this has been going on for almost 7 year and so far I lose them more now than before.
@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
22 Jul 09
LOL it's so good to know I am not the only one looking for my glasses :) I reached a point where I can't really read anything without them, the letters are really blurry.
@angime (87)
20 Jul 09
I wear reading glasses about a year now. I didn't notice that i should wear one when me and my sister in law went to a department store trying reading glasses there, i was horrified that i can read small letters i thought that can't be read (hahaha funny), now i have 2 reading glasses 1 in kitchen and other in front of my pc.
@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
22 Jul 09
Yes, I have on ein the kitchen too :) And try to always keep another pair close to the pc. We think alike :):) The first thing I found out too was that I couldn't read the small letters, that's when I realized I needed glasses.
@shibham (17019)
• India
20 Jul 09
no never, i never spend a lot of time looking for them bcoz i wear my glass anytime except sleeping. thanks.
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
22 Jul 09
Yes, that is a good reason to always know where the glasses are:)
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@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
20 Jul 09
I wear my glasses all the time, so I wear them when I wake up and take them off only at night. I don't have any problem looking for them since it has already been a habit to me. I have astigmatism and I use the computer a lot so I really need to have my glasses on the whole day.
@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
22 Jul 09
Yes, hubby has to wear them all the time too, so he usually knows where his glasses are. He has astigmatism too, so does my son.
• Canada
20 Jul 09
When I was little my mother, teachers, and doctors tried to get me to use reading glasses, but they never helped me enough to continue to use them in adult life. My husband uses reading glasses, though. He also uses different glasses for distance. He usually keeps one pair of glasses on his head, or around his neck on a string, and another pair in his shirt pocket.
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
22 Jul 09
I think that in time I will be doing the same thing as your husband. If I ever need glasses for distance that's probably what I will end up doing:)
@moyeun (23)
• China
20 Jul 09
I also experienced the same. Before I washed my face, I picked off my glasses and put them on some place. But after then, I couldn't remember where they were. So I spent much time, sometimes up to 15 minutes to look for them. And when I found them, I was so happy as if I picked up a valuable item. I am a young people, why I have such poor memory? How will I be when I become old? I worried about it. And if there is any good way to help me recover from this bad state, please tell me, thank you.
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
20 Jul 09
Unfortunately I had no solution. But I can tell you one thing, it's not exactly about memory. It's more that we are not thinking about it when we put them down. We can't remember because we didn't really pay attention when we were doing it. It was done automatically. So our brain was not told to remember it. Don't worry, it's apparently a normal thing :):):)
@drannhh (15237)
• United States
19 Jul 09
Well, yes, I've had them on my nose since I was 10, except for a period of some 30 or 40 years when vanity and some nobler considerations made me set them aside for contact lenses, which are somewhat impractical here in the desert as the air here can be so gritty at times. So, yes, since I wear the rimless ones, although I try to keep a tight watch over them, they can get misplaced and then I am feeling all over with my hands and/or shining a flashlight everywhere to try to pick up the glint, and hoping nobody steps on them or rolls over them with a cart. That is when panic truly sets in. Hah! I cannot deal with the thingees. Hubby uses those, though, which reminds me, it is time to buy him a new one...as his is getting ratty. You are lucky to be just entering the fray now, because they make eyeglasses smaller and lighter than ever before.
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
20 Jul 09
Yeah, loosing contact lenses can be way scarier than the glasses ! Hubby has both and didn't seem to get much trouble with the contact lenses, but apparently they bother him a bit, specially when he's driving for a long period, and he ends up using the glasses more often. I know that I had it good LOL and I'm glad I only need them now. It was a bit complicated at first, because I wasn't used to them and kept looking at things from every angle except from inside the glasses hehe But now I got the hang of it, and the only problem is finding them. The little cord thingie is working so far, but I already had to buy two, because the first one broke.