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Old 09-22-2014, 08:35 AM
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Default readers vs. scrips

You might find "readers" in a 1.25 or 1.50 to work just fine.
Buy them by the 3 pack at Wally World.... you will lose them now and then.
My last medical... I forgot mine. Reached over and used the Doc's readers.
He laughed. The third class just says they must be in my possession.
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:00 AM
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I received a pair of "Grampa" reading glasses for my birthday when I turned 40 as a gag gift. I tried them on and picked up a magazine and a whole new world opened up for me! Been using them ever since.
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:01 AM
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I bought my first pair of "bi-focal" sunglasses (built-in 1.5 readers) at one of the hangar booths at Oshkosh this summer.

Probably gonna have to change my hair color to gray on my next medical too.

I'd better stock up on Centrum Silver and Geritol since I guess I'm now officially an old geezer.
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:48 AM
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I bought my first pair of "bi-focal" sunglasses (built-in 1.5 readers) at one of the hangar booths at Oshkosh this summer.

Probably gonna have to change my hair color to gray on my next medical too.

I'd better stock up on Centrum Silver and Geritol since I guess I'm now officially an old geezer.
Same here. My ME was also my GP and one medical some time ago he told me I should get my eyes checked. DOH! No only did I need reading bifocals, I needed prescription lenses too. It happens so slowly, most don't notice it. I bought regular and sunglasses in my prescription with the bifocal. Nice to see 20-15 again.
On a side note I got sick of the prices and ordered from Zenni Optical online. Price was very good but it does take a lot of care to get the right fit. I'm happy with both the regular and sunglasses.
http://www.zennioptical.com/
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:48 AM
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:58 AM
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On my last physical I could not read the 20/30 line for my commercial driver cert, I was reading the chart down the hall with florescent lighting, the Dr. then got out an incandescent lamp and shined it on the chart, big difference and I could then read the 20/30 line on the chart.
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:51 AM
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Thanks for the feedback, this site is great and well worth my yearly contribution. I do however read this site with my IPAD and using one power readers.

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Old 09-22-2014, 11:00 AM
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Default I had to use tri-focals since age 60, until

I had to have cataract surgery --- like Mel, I went with the multifocal lense implant (mine are "Restore" lenses). For the past four years, no glasses needed for anything and no waiver on my medical ------ love it!
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:58 AM
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Default YES! don't count on your AME eye test!

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On my last physical I could not read the 20/30 line for my commercial driver cert, I was reading the chart down the hall with florescent lighting, the Dr. then got out an incandescent lamp and shined it on the chart, big difference and I could then read the 20/30 line on the chart.
I've never been to an AME where the eye chart was properly illuminated or positioned! I can always see much better at the optometrist, so you can get them to sign a note that says what he/she observed your vision to be.
same with the colour book.....take it out of the office to a window, and see what pops u! ( or try with your tinted sunglasses on ...for fun...as that's how we read things most of the time!)
...this also works with blood pressure, ( much lower when your license doesn't depend on it!!!).......hearing ( audiogram from work)etc.

at least with my doc. ymmv
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:37 AM
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Default Toric lens implant for cataracts

I've been nearsighted since age 12, first wearing glasses and then at 17 wearing contact lenses. I was a candidate for lasic surgery, but got along with the contacts. Then at age 63, I had cataract surgery and opted for Toric lenses which correct for both nearsightedness and astigmatism. I have 20-15 (R) and 20-20 (L) without glasses and wear 2.0 readers from WalMart to satisfy the FAA, although my reading vision in my left eye is excellent.

Sometimes there are benefits to getting old!
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