When I discovered I was having trouble reading, the obvious first step to take was get to the opticians and get my sight checked. I’ve always had perfect sight. I came away two pairs of reading glasses heavier and £80 lighter (NHS prices, folks).
During the first few days of wearing them, I felt dizzy. The nice lady at Specsavers suggested I try wearing them all the time for a few days – not just for reading – to get used to them, and that ‘adapting’ to glasses is not unusual.
But I just couldn’t get on with them. They certainly didn’t improve my headache or ability to read (although I did feel ever-so-clever in them). So I went back to the opticians and had the prescription checked – the optician concluded the same, that I needed reading glasses.
They’re in a drawer somewhere now…