I am now 72. To tell you the truth, I never figured I would make it this far. Among other things, I had 4 bypasses during 1 procedure — over 10 years ago. Those in the know realize that makes it about time for me have more problems.
However, what I am writing about here has nothing to do with my heart, but my eyes. Until I was 40, I had very good eyes. In fact, if I don’t need to focus my eyes on anything closer than three feet away, I still have good eyes. Anything closer than 2 feet and I have some real problems. Every time I need to read the instructions on how to microwave a dinner, I have to get a magnifying glass. With the print size they use for instructions, my reading glasses aren’t strong enough. I wonder if those people that make those things realize that.
At any rate, I sat down to my computer the other day, without my glasses. Mostly I could read it. Still there were parts of the screen where I needed to squint. It irritated me because I left my reading glasses in the other room. Worse, the one part of the screen I wanted to read, I couldn’t.
It forced me to leave the computer and walk to the other end of the house to get my reading glasses. The thought gave me an idea. I don’t know. Maybe someone already thought of it. It would be sort of nice if one portion of the screen could be displayed at 2 or 3 times normal size. I’m not sure how it could all be worked out, but I think us old folks might really appreciate it.
In the meantime, I guess I will need to rely on the old methods. I went out and bought a large magnifying and tied it to my screen. That way, I won’t have to deal with another problem I have after getting old, a bad memory. I already lost two magnifiers.