Years ago when I lived in Puerto Rico, my neighbor, a young woman came by my house and found me reading a book while wearing a dollar store pair of reading glasses. She immediately snatched them from my face saying, “No! These will make you go blind! Your eyes will become dependent on them.”
I listened then, and took them off. However, I picked them up again after I returned to the US and started spending more time typing online. This was a big mistake! My eyes have become overly dependent on them, and I cannot seem to read even large print without them, but I must somehow stop using them before I go completely blind. This is hard, because now I can’t read a letter or a menu without them. I know that putting them completely down is my best hope of regaining my eyesight.
… A word to the wise.