It's official. I'm old. I have the tiniest bit of the beginning of a cataract in my left eye. The good news is, the difficulty in achieving 20/20 in that eye is fixable. Unlike other sorts of nasty possibilities like macular degeneration or problems with optic nerve function, cataracts are totally reparable. I'll have new glasses in a week with tweaks in respect to correction in my mid-range focus. My eyes are just now recovering from the dilation portion of the exam. An hour ago I couldn't look at the computer screen without tearing up but now it feels pretty normal. This is good because I'd feel silly watching tv in my sunglasses.