I finally decided to go ahead and get real, prescription eyeglasses. I’ve been using the cheapo, off-the-rack, reading glasses for several weeks now, and it is very annoying to put them on, take them off, remember to carry them with me, and so on. So I need glasses that I can wear all the time.
I went to the optometrist, got a prescription (for both near and far vision), and ordered my real glasses — bifocal, progressive lenses (no line between the near and far part of the lens). They’ll be ready in a week. I actually like the frames I chose, and I think I’m mentally ready to start wearing them all the time. I’m not sure if I’ll remember to put them on all the time (like first thing in the morning), but I’m ready to try.
The whole concept has sort of become an experiment for me now. I’m interested to see how this new tool works — I mean, I can see and read now, but things are noticeably blurry. (Sometimes, honestly, I can’t read something at all because the blur is too much). I’m keen to learn if seeing and reading properly all the time becomes a real, appreciable improvement to my life.