Now it may seem a bit strange - for someone who has been used to spending a fair bit of time on this website alone over almost the last 2 years - in chat/on forum at various times for various lengths of time - to be struggling with sight - but I didn't realise just how troublesomely poor my eyesight truly was. If I was to relax my eyes to a "normalised" focus rather than any form of squint - I can, with my glasses on, barely make out what exactly I am typing. But if I take my glasses off it all becomes a blue and I only know what it is I am typing through the power of touch-type and knowing where my fingers are upon the keyboard. It's not something I am usually found to be moaning because I get by with a high percentage of the time having a bit of a squint to focus on actually being able to read the words. 2.5 years ago (April 2011) was the last time I actually had a sight test - so I am 6 months overdue for one (supposed to have one every 2 years). I was informed that there was a possibility of early signs of cataracts (which I have very little knowledge of how the can affect the eyes) - but the last thing I would truly want is to have severe sight issues that were not monitored. My mum's mum suffered with glaucoma - and I know that some conditions can skip a generation or two down the family line. Is it possible that glaucoma is one of them? Again, I have insufficient knowledge to be able to piece it together. Maybe i'm just finding something different to have a whine about - but I seriously hope my eye test that I have booked in on Thursday doesn't throw up more spanners into the works because of how challenging it is for me if I don't squint to be able to see what the hell I have to do. I am fairly lucky that I am able to just about make out the words that I am typing at a relatively ok speed of 25-30 words per minute despite the not full focus even wearing the specs - and that I am also more confident in my ability to correctly spell the words (UK dictionary not US) - as I am finding that I am making a few less errors now than when I'd be typing in full flow. But I don't really want to rely on squinting so much if I can help it. Any ideas anyone? Or should I just concentrate upon this eye test and see what happens from there?