Needing a new prescription was no great surprise - I spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen and/or reading books that are right in front of my nose, both activities likely to make me increasingly near-sighted. For a quite a while, I'd noticed that it was harder to read road signs while driving, or watch TV from a distance.
I could have gotten new lenses for the same frames, but I was ready for new ones anyway. The old frames are fairly short, to the point where I'd sometimes have to move my head so the lens area actually covered whatever I was looking at. I made sure the new frames were taller to avoid that issue.
|My apologies for inflecting my face on the Internet. New frames on the left, old on the right. Lenses are almost twice as tall.|
So, for a while I'm back to 20-20 vision. Hopefully I can get a good few years out of this prescription before my vision gets bad enough to merit another change.