Everyone in my family needs glasses, so it was inevitable that one day I would need them too. When I was 11 years old, my left eye became very short sighted but I still had perfect sight in my right eye. It went short sighted a couple of years later but is still not as bad as my left eye, however once my vision is corrected my left eye has better sight as my right retina has fewer cones and rods.
I should have an eye test every twelve months as my mum has glaucoma but I sometimes forget unless my vision has deteriorated and I need a new prescription.
I have multifocals. I'm short sighted so I could read a book without them if I wanted to. I don;t mind the glasses. I'm just thankful to be able to see well with them. How lucky we are to have these so readily avaialbe.