I just entered a new stage of my life.. 45 year old "stuff". I am really enjoying this age-feeling healthy and accomplished. I love my husband and am very proud of my kids. I am also proud of who I am at this point in my life. I know I can always do better,and I work at it every day.
I went to get new glasses this week and realized, sigh, it was time to admit I need the start of readers. I really don't have a problem seeing anything on my phone or a book,but tiny print on boxes are starting to blur. I only have a +1 prescription (it starts at +75 and my husband has +2.5 ,so I am feeling good).
I figured if I was going to get progressive lenses, I would do so in style. I got these fun and crazy glasses and love them.. or at lest how they look. It is hard to get used to wearing them. I have to look up high in the lenses to see far away, in the middle to see the screen and then to the bottom to read. My head is all over dizzy.. if I look at the wrong place, I almost fall. It would be comical, if it was not happening to me.
I started to think about all of you who get hearing aids. It must be the same issue. You are excited to hear or hear better,but then you and your brain have to agree on what you are hearing. I am interested in your stories or your children's stories of how they adjusted to new hearing equipment. I got my glasses loosened,as they were pinching my nose terribly. I am hoping that this readjustment and realignment will help me. My headaches are gone,so that is a good start.
Allison Schley has been in the field of deaf and hard of hearing education for 20 years. She founded a nonprofit for families with hearing loss. She most recently wrote a children's book, entitled Forever Friends. This book shows the how a deaf dog and deaf boy teach the world that all kids are good and being deaf is okay.