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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:10 pm    Post subject: Im getting old. Reply with quote

Went to optometrist last week, told me I had "old eyes"
got my first ever set of glasses today and learning how to drive them now...holy smoke its like someone has stuck my eyes inside a scope turned up to 9x Shocked Shocked
biggest issue so far is when I go from looking at screen (looks like a 36" screen) down to keyboard (which looks like a giant kiddies toy one) I have to move my head instead of just my tired old eye balls... I will get used to it I suppose, thank goodness I dont need them for shooting yet!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Im getting old. Reply with quote

Welcome to the rest of your life, Elvis.
Now do you understand the old saying,
"Youth is wasted on the young" ?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Im getting old. Reply with quote

Sad Sad
yes I do Sad Sad

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:01 am    Post subject: Re: Im getting old. Reply with quote

Yep...EYE CRUTCHES mate...once ya got 'em, yer stuck with the damn things. My Eye Doc was surprised I didn't need readers before I did at 47.

Do you need them just for reading, or for distance as well?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:49 am    Post subject: Re: Im getting old. Reply with quote

Then ya get like me, I went to the eye doctor and found out I only need glasses to read. Been wearing glasses for distance since high school but now I don't need them, but just to read with. Age catches up with you I guess.



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:40 am    Post subject: Re: Im getting old. Reply with quote

Ah-ha...And you've been callin' ME old. Serves ya right. I only need store bought readers at 1.75 power. So there durn whipper-snappers.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:31 am    Post subject: Re: Im getting old. Reply with quote

Yeah, Bushy, you seem to be aging at a nice slow pace . . too stubborn to die before 100, at least. you must have chosen the correct liquor. What's your favorite again? (I'm guessing bourbon or rye)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: Im getting old. Reply with quote

Early Times Kentucky Whisky.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:32 am    Post subject: Re: Im getting old. Reply with quote

I'll have to try that. Now that I am pissed at Makers Mark for watering down their product, I've been looking for suggestions.
Here's one for you, Bushy

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Im getting old. Reply with quote

mine are just for reading and as I'm off work with the man flue they are getting a workout. I started a Wilbur Smith at midnight and are 3/4 of way through it.
its only up close that's an issue no problem with my eyes is just my arms are too short. Sad

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Im getting old. Reply with quote

Yep your arms get shorter as you age, thats my excuse and Im sticking with it

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Im getting old. Reply with quote

I have been wearing glasses since I can remember.
Born with astigmatism I cannot tell that a ball is round without my glasses.
Last few years, I am graduated to wearing multifocal Sad

Well, at least shooting pistol I do not need to focus much beyond the front sight..

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Im getting old. Reply with quote

I've been wearing lineless bifocals for quite a while and you do get used to them. I can actually read, and see handgun sights, pretty well without them but things start to get fuzzy just beyond arm's length. I think I actually shoot a handgun a little better with just plain safety glasses, as long as the target isn't too far away.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Im getting old. Reply with quote

finished the book. yes definitely better for reading.
still getting used to the keyboard/screen switch...
take care out there you lot.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Im getting old. Reply with quote

If its any consolation I got my eyes tested earlier this year and now have to wear glasses when reading, its a bastard at times, gotta stop people from telling their story so I can put my glasses on so I can see what the hell I'm writing in my notebook at work.
On the other hand my glasses are in a good solid case that fits nicely inside my Body Armour so theres no chance of loosing them or having them damaged. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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