Thank you for that extra information.
Let's deal with your two issues one at time:
1. The sudden need for reading glasses.
This is perfectly normal and just means that you have lived long enough to come down with a condition that affects each and every human on the planet if they live long enough: Presbyopia
. It is normal, natural and you can't change it. So. What should you do? Go down to the dollar store and buy a bucket full of "cheaters", but them all over the place so they will be handy when you need to read something. This is what I do.
2. top and bot***** *****nes merge together and I have to really focus.
It sounds like you might be suffering from a condition called esophoria
. This is a condition where your eyes don't stay pointed in the same direction all the time, although they work pretty well 9 times out of ten. This condition can be made more noticeable when you get to the point in your life where you start to need reading glasses.
The best way to get to the bottom of this issue is to have a complete eye examination by an ophthalmologist (eye MD). If you are bothered by this a lot then sometimes simple, thin, glasses or prisms can fix it. But, in many cases, no treatment is needed.
The good news? The symptoms you are experiencing are NOT a sign of a brain tumor or anything terrible like that.
Does this make sense to you?
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