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Monday, March 17, 2014

There are so many signs that my body is ageing and here is another one.

I was reading while waiting for a friend one evening to meet up for dinner. I think I must have been reading for at least 30 minutes and when I looked up, everything was a blur.

I blinked a few times and it was still a blur. I removed my glasses and rubbed my eyes. I put on my glasses again and it was still a blur. I think my vision only cleared up after another minute or so. What's the reason?

When I went for an eye check recently, I was told that I need reading glasses. Yes, it was one of those moments in between denial and acceptance.

What did I do? I made a trip to a discount store!

I tried those $2.00 reading glasses, congratulating myself for being such a smart fellow! However, they didn't work for me! Everything was still a blur.

Apparently, because I have astigmatism, I could not use those $2.00 reading glasses. So, sadly, I had to get a pair made. Price: $68.00.

My reading glasses.

I consoled myself by saying that Singapore's population is ageing rapidly. I am not alone. I should try to get back the $68.00 I spent by investing in businesses that cater to the ageing population. LOL.

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Solace said...

medical stock perhaps. haha

SnOOpy168 said...

AK 老花. welcome to the club.

AK71 said...

Hi Solace,

Yes, First REIT comes to mind. ;)

AK71 said...

Hi SnOOpy168,

Er... Thanks for the warm welcome, I think... -.-"

SGYI said...

Woah First Reit. I'm waiting and still waiting.

AK71 said...


Well, First REIT naturally comes to mind since they also own nursing homes in Singapore. ;)

Cory said...

I thought Lasik is God send.

For myself when there is sudden blur vision usually is just temporary stress. I would rest my eyes for a few days and it will recover. So far lucky for me.

Anonymous said...


Do get a good pair of spec, as well as eat wolf berries. To keep the sight of eyes well, is worth every cents spent.

Especially you own it to yourself to treat yourself better, you deserve it.

AK71 said...

Hi Mike,

What would you consider a good pair of glasses? I know my glasses help me see better and, now, with reading glasses, my eyes are less tired when I read.

I try to take more anti-oxidants too. :)

Steven Yap said...

Hi AK,

Health is important. At your age, Health should be number 1. Investments should be number 2 supporting number 1. :)

Try to eat more healthy foods and exercise. The world can only be experienced if you are healthy.
Take care, bro.

AK71 said...

Hi Steven,

Good advice! I have been trying to cut down on sugar. Trying.

I am also trying to take regular walks. Trying.

SnOOpy168 said...

The Flakseed & Omega 3 supplements was recommended by my eye specialist, after my Lasik. While I no longer buys from his clinic (almost $50 for a small bottle), other brands works just fine. About 1 pill per 2 - 3 days. Helps eyes to see better.

AK71 said...

Hi SnOOpy168,

Thanks for the supplements recommendation. :)

Hmmm.. Lasik. I have been asked to consider this before but it is so expensive. -.-"

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