Everyone has heard the story of the child who sat at the back of the classroom. He/sh was a bright student, he/she listened to the teacher and he/she worked hard but his/her grades weren’t what they should have been. Eventually the teacher realized that the child was doing poorly in class because he/she couldn’t read the board. The teacher talked with the child’s parents, they took him/her to the optician, he got some prescription eyeglasses and began to ace every class and test the teacher threw at him/her. Everyone has heard this story because it’s a true thing that has happened to many people throughout their life. Children are often made fun of because they have glasses, so even when they know they need them they will try to fake it and lie about their vision so they don’t have to get them. At the end of the day it’s just another example of people not wanting to admit that something is wrong with them or that they need help.
The hypothetical story above, although it’s certainly true for some people, can happen to adults as well. As people age it becomes difficult for them to admit to themselves and to others that their bodies aren’t working as well as they once did. It’s hard to tell yourself that you’re having a difficult time seeing when you’re driving at night or reading the newspaper. It’s hard when you know you’re going to need glasses, because you realize that your vision will likely get worse over time and you’ll need stronger and stronger glasses. But glasses aren’t so bad, and many of the styles that stores like H. Rubin Opticians carry are actually quite aesthetically pleasing. Once you jump the hurdle of admitting to yourself that you need glasses you might actually like the way you look with them better than you look without them.
If you aren’t sure of whether or not you need eyeglasses, here are some signs that you probably do.
If you wake up in the morning and can’t read your alarm clock, your vision likely isn’t what is used to be.
If you have difficult driving at night and seeing the lines on the road, you probably should consider glasses when you drive. One of the first things that people start having difficulty with is seeing at night. If you notice this for yourself you should visit an optician before you have an accident and hurt yourself or someone else.
If you have a difficult time reading the newspaper or books then you likely should consider purchasing some reading glasses. In many glasses a very slight prescription can be enough to correct your vision.
When you start noticing that you’re having difficulty reading street signs that are far away but you know you should be able to read them, then you likely should visit the optician and see what they have to say.
As was mentioned earlier, many of the new styles of glasses look so great that you’ll wonder why you didn’t get them ages ago.