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Using your eyes will not cause a decrease in vision, nor will "eyestrain" cause your visual acuity to decrease
also, using the readers will not cause eyestrain nor will wearing glasses further weaken your eyes. At your age I would have thought that +2.25 readers would be a better fit for you
When you go in for an examination be sure to see an ophthalmologist and not an optometrist. This way you will get the best eye exam possible and be sure that there is no other, pathological, causes for your vision changes.
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I was always a believer in "less is usually more" when in came to corrections or "why use a bazooka if a flyswatter is taking care of the problem"? In the course of my job I have to look at a considerable amount of printed matter and computer screen displays.
I understand that....but stronger glasses don't mean weaker eyes....just means you need stronger glasses.
I agree with your plan to see an ophthalmologist. It is quite possible that you are forming a slight cataract which has caused the decrease in your vision.
Plus, as a guy, I can think of at least one good reason to use a bazooka rather then a flyswater: It's a heck of a lot more fun to shoot :)
In addition to job related eye use, in march of 2010 I started a very intense professional training program. It involved lots of staring at fine print (through my reading glasses) and working out math problems, some times for hours at a time without a break. I first noticed something was changing with my vision when I found it harder to focus the distance of the class room after the detail work.
Anyway shooting bazookas for fun is ok, I just would hate to suddenly have to use binoculars to find the refridgerator. I am not upset with the idea of wearing glasses, I guess that is what old people do. I just was shocked that things were suddenly changing.
I can understand your concern. The change, however, is not due in anyway to your extensive recent use of your eyes or the glasses you were or were not wearing at the time.
Does this make sense to you?
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Time to head out see "The Adjustment Bureau" with the wife.....