I think I've officially reached middle age: I got my first pair of bifocals today. (Actually, I think they're trifocals, but whatev.) Several people had shared horror stories and warned me that I'd hate them and should go with reading glasses instead, but my problem wasn't just when I was sitting down to read a book. It's a little odd where there are blurry patches that used to be clear, but that's completely offset by the joy of being able to read a piece of paper in my hand without having to lift up my glasses and hold the paper up to my nose - that was getting r e a l l y tiresome. I'm able to go down stairs without problem (a warning from the doctor) and even drove from the doctor's office to work. So far I have no complaints.