Latest Sign Of Getting Old - Vision Testing

Never-you-mind my back that aches most mornings or the step or two that I've lost on the tennis court or the fact that I can't eat pizza the way I used to, but this mailing reminder from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White really hit home for me that I'm (sadly) indeed getting old.

I've renewed my drivers license at least five times and not once been asked to do any sort of screening.  In fact, on a couple of occasions, they've sent me that shiny sticker that you put on the back of your license that extends it past the expiration date.  (BTW...when I was younger, that sticker was always a hassle, wasn't it?  You were in a place in your life when you were dealing with doormen and the like and they'd always look at the expiration date and say "Dude...this is expired".  To which you'd have to tell them to turn it over.  Round and round you'd go.)

But to stay on the road now?  They're going to make me get my eyes checked.  Which, if I'm being honest, isn't a terrible idea.  I've noticed over the past few years that my vision at night has changed a bit.  I have a hard time with certain things.  I'm getting a bit more of the 'flares' around certain lights when I'm driving at night.  I always had really strong vision, so I'm not thinking that I'm moving towards specs, but it does seem like things are deteriorating in some small way.    Guess getting this screening is one step.  But a full eye exam is probably the right next step.  But a dude in his 30's going to the doctor?  That's not the way we roll.  But, I'm going to have to sack up and go.


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