The last month was a real challenge when it came to getting any work done — I had a headache nearly every day, along with severe eye fatigue that meant working on the computer for more than about 45 minutes was impossible. I finally broke down and went to the optometrist for some “work” glasses.

Good news! My vision hasn’t changed at all — so they just made me up a pair of specs with the mid-distance and close parts of my existing Rx to wear while computing or reading. The not-so-great news is that because of last Wednesday’s general strike I couldn’t pick the up on Tuesday as promised… but I’m wearing them now, and they make a huge difference!

I have had to ask myself, though, if getting prescription sunglasses was an unequivocal recognition of aging, what does a third pair of glasses mean? I’ll get back to you at some point with an answer. For now, I’m going to have a glass of wine and read the NYT on line.