Yesterday was my 30th birthday, and the day I got my first pair of glasses. Happy birthday to me! A week and a half ago, the vision in my left eye was suddenly blurrier than normal, and it was affecting my overall vision quite negatively. I could still see, but it felt like something was stuck in my eye and no matter how much I rubbed it wouldn't come out. It really drove me crazy for a couple of days and then really started to worry me. I was also getting headaches every day from the distorted vision and strain. I went to an optometrist and he said I just have a slight astigmatism that most people wouldn't even notice and that glasses would fix it. (He also told me "I can tell you have an A type personality, you notice very small details." ) Due to the very sudden nature of the change I was referred to an opthalmologist, who did tests and determined pretty much the same thing - it is just a very slight near-sightedness and astigmatism in my left eye. I am relieved that it is just needing glasses instead of something more serious (don't go researching sudden blurry vision on the internet, you will have nightmares), but what baffles me is the suddenness of it. I really feel like my vision was perfectly fine two weeks ago, maybe slightly blurrier than with the glasses, but I certainly wasn't getting headaches or noticing distorted vision. The doctor said that my body is just really sensitive to slight changes and that a change in perception that others wouldn't notice had a big impact on me...oh joy. What a great superpower to have. So, who else here wears glasses? How did you come to find out that you needed them? How old were you? Did it happen suddenly, like it did for me, or gradually over time (which it sounds like is the norm)? And there's a poll, because why not?