[LMB] OT: How to Read Print on Paper?
swartell at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 05:22:21 BST 2016
On Sun, Mar 27, 2016 at 12:06 AM, Carol Botteron <botteron at alum.mit.edu>
> ... If I want close things to look bigger and clearer I just take my
> glasses off. That is OK for a bit of hand sewing but it would be too hard
> to read a book that way,
I'm terribly near-sighted in one eye, less so in the other, and also need
bifocals. I completely understand taking the glasses off to get a better
close view (though my optometrist doesn't see how I could get around the
house without my contacts or glasses.) I've been this way since I was
quite small, though, and am used to reading with only one eye at a time,
very close up. Not good enough for a cookbook, but fine for novels, or
even technical reading, for me. I wear reading glasses over my contacts
when I need to see fine detail for extended periods of time (beading,
needlework, etc.), and have friends who wear them right over top of their
Besides seeing my ophthalmologist 3-4 times a year I get my eyes tested
> every couple
> of years. The optometrists always say I should be able to see just fine.
It took some doing, but I've found an optometrist who believes me when I
tell him I can't see, and will work with me to get something that works as
well as it can. (My vision correction is always a compromise.) If you have
the option, try checking with friends with unusual vision issues for
recommendations. It does make a huge difference.
E-books are indeed a blessing.
More information about the Lois-Bujold