Presbyopia (Greek word "presbys" (πρέσβυς), meaning "old person") describes the condition where the eye exhibits a progressively diminished ability to focus on near objects with age. (From Wikpedia)
I had an eye exam today. I really thought the doctor would put me in bifocals. I was so surprised that he said I'm seeing 20/20 long distance! I thought I was far sighted, but he said I have presbyopia. I have a stigmatism in one eye, so my eyes do feel a little screwy, but I guess overall I still see pretty good. Whew..dodged that bullet.
However, my son didn't fair so well. Turns out he is far sighted and will need reading glasses. He worries about appearance, so we searched for a pair that he felt good about. But I still think he will resist wearing them. I told him that some people can wear glasses and look like a nerd. But other people can wear those same glasses and look cool...it's all in the attitude. Maybe I can convince him to wear them?