We were sitting in the small exam room where I just had my first experience with an eye exam more thorough than the one given by the Department of Motor Vehicles. I scheduled this exam after noticing that I tended to pull things like my phone or the recipe card further away from me in order to read it.
"This is normal for people your age," he continued. "The lens begins to stiffen around age forty."
I truly had not felt a downside to forty-one until just then.