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Valued Social Butterfly
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Re: Is it my eyes?

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Is it my eyes?


I'm getting old eyes too, not as bad you you I think. One suggestion, look stuff up on the Internet.


An example would be reading food cans, in this case Cambells chicken noodle soup.


Then adjust the font size ( control and the + key on you keyboard ) until you can read it without difficulty.


The same can be done with medicines 





Valued Social Butterfly
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Re: Is it my eyes?

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Sunday46- I an with Gail on this one. She put out a few things that could be going on, but get to your eye doc, as after a comprehensice exam, he will be able to identify your problem and help you.


Gee, I miss having a real President!!
Valued Social Butterfly
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Re: Is it my eyes?

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I hope you have seen an Ophthalmologist - for diagnosis and treatment cause there are many conditions that can affect your vision - cataracts, diabetes, macular degeneration, medications which you are taking, to name a very few -


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Is it my eyes?

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July 28, 2017


Hello Community,

I hope that you are enjoying Summer and the hot/warm weather. As I am aging

my eyes seems to change. I go to the Optometrist every year due to eye allergies.  I've noticed while reading magazines if the background is in dark colors I can not read the print. Even when there is writing on the TV , if the background is dark I can't read the print.

i know that I am not the only person with this concern. I have bi- focal lenses

and an excellent doctor. 

Maybe it's the aging , but I have a difficult time reading print on OTC Meds or

even print on cans of foods also.

As I take care of my health my eyes are even more important.  Wearing sunglasses everyday even during the Winter. 

I will be discussing this concern on my next visit. So, if someone has the same issue  let me know how you handle it. I do not want to carry a small magnifying glass plus wearing my glasses. 

Perhaps the manufactures should print larger.  Maybe complaints from AARP

can help with Saving Eyes.