I wasn't quite as bad as Philip but could ignore no more the fact that one of my eyes wasn't able to read as well as the other.
After a few weeks of self induced eye tests (you know, shutting one eye and seeing what you could see) I decided that I needed a visit to the professionals.
I am now the not so proud owner of a pair of "reading glasses". Doesn't the name alone add on 5 years to your age?
Yesterday I wore them at work for the first time. A sympathetic lot I work with - not! Certainly provided a bit of amusement amid the new year blues and I was pleased I could be of service!