There are spring people and summer people and autumn people, and then there are winter people. You know, the people who see snow as nature’s playground, who find a walk on a cold morning completely invigorating, and who find winter activities just plain fun. But for winter people in their 40s, 50s and beyond, those activities just might be less enjoyable than they used to be. That’s because now they need reading glasses or contact lenses to be able to enjoy them.
At a certain point, nearly everyone needs help to see up close. It’s called presbyopia, and it means the natural loss of near vision as we age. It’s frustrating for everyone, but for people who love winter activities, it can really put a damper on the joy of the season.
If you’re a reading glasses-dependent winter person, you can probably relate to these particular frustrations.
- Reading the trail map on the slopes
If you love to ski, there’s nothing better than the first run of the day on fresh, crisp powder. But if you also love to try new trails, you are probably familiar with having to carry around your reading glasses to be able to read the trail map. It’s hard enough to find a place to put your glasses so they don’t get crushed, but then to be able to use them, you have to shed gloves, hats and goggles. The struggle is real.
- Lacing up your skates
Whether you’re in the rink or on the pond, if you love to ice skate and you’re over 40, you’ve probably noticed that the eyelets seem to get smaller and smaller as the years go by. And blurrier and blurrier. Let’s hope you remembered to bring your readers.
- Baiting the hook
If you grew up in the northern part of the country, chances are you’ve tried your hand at ice fishing. But if you’re over 40 and you think winter is just not winter unless you’ve caught a walleye, you probably already know that baiting a hook without your readers is about as impossible as threading a needle or pulling out a splinter. Even if you did remember to bring them, you’ve got to constantly be wiping off the fog. It can really take the fun out of fishing.
- Winter photography
There is perhaps no better season for great landscape photography. The glistening icicles, the early morning frost, the snow covered branches… It makes for fantastic photos if you can get past the on again off again battle with your reading glasses. It’s put them on to set the dials, take them off to see the scene, put them on to take the shot. On again, off again – with the glasses and the gloves!
- Winter crafts
Not all winter activities happen outdoors. Lots of people look forward to spending time indoors with their favorite activities like crafts or knitting. Unfortunately, after a certain age, whether you’re making snowflake cut outs with the kids or making a scarf, reading glasses are a required supply.
- Reading a book
There is maybe no greater joy than curling up in front of a roaring fire, reading a can’t-put-it-down novel. But it’s hard to get comfortable on the couch with readers. No matter where you move your head, something is poking you somewhere. It can really detract from the pleasure.
Don’t let these frustrations get you down. Discover the KAMRA® inlay. You just might find yourself enjoying winter activities again. (Summer ones too!)
What is it? Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the KAMRA inlay is a mini-ring with an opening – or pinhole – in the center. The pinhole allows only focused light to enter your eye, providing a natural range of vision – from near to far. It offers long-term performance so that you can continue to enjoy clear near vision over time, even as presbyopia progresses.
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