I already wear contact lenses for my near-sightedness, I thought to myself and without them, I am blind as a bat – thanks to my Dad, whose eyesight I obviously inherited. Now, I need to wear glasses over top of my glasses to deal with my far-sightedness? I have been told by my Optometrist that as one ages, so do the eyes. Gradually one loses some elasticity and the
eyeball corneas become less acutely focused. Thus, the need for bifocals or magnifying peepers. By the way, did you know that Ben Franklin invented the bifocals?
So, a year and 3 months later, I have "ahem" accepted this "sign of aging"and I purchased my first pair of peepers at The Dollar Tree. And when I put them on……whoa, what a difference it made! Now, I will not have to hold a book at arms length to focus in on the words!
The Dollar Tree has so many cute designs to choose from. I befriended another lady who was also picking out new peepers and she told me that I should purchase several pairs - one for my purse, one pair to keep next to my bed, and for that matter, a pair to keep in every room! After all, they are only $1! Isn't it bad enough that I have to purchase ONE pair, I thought?!??!
My kids love my new peepers and now they want a pair to wear just for fun – go figure. Ella, our house guest loves them too. Maybe she is far-sighted?? I just can’t get used to the fact that
eye I will be relying on my peepers more and more every day as I continue to age. I'm no rocket scientist, but I'm pretty sure that there's no way to stop the aging process!