I finally got prescription glasses. I've needed them for a couple of years. Like a lot of middle-aged people I am slightly near-sighted. On top of this I have some astigmatism which is especially bad when I haven't slept well. I see pairs of stars at night, pairs of hawks soaring in the distance. It really messes with my ability to read text on a screen from the back of a room at the end of a long day.


I'm wearing them while driving, shopping, watching movies (on our 4k TV), and reading text on the external monitor in my office. I don't wear them while running or reading a book before bed. While I'm still getting used to circular things not being exactly circular, I'm enjoying a sharper view of the world beyond my laptop screen.