That's what I need to do next, must be an age thing (47 too)as I have gone blind as a bat the past year or so. I can see miles away but reading has become a pain in the butt .I can't put it off much longer :)
I kept putting it off, I knew I would need them. Since wearing them it has shown me just how bad my eyes had become! Especially for reading. I can actually read things on my phone now without having to enlarge it all!
This happened to me - started needing glasses (only for very close/craftwork) at around 46, but hardly used them outside of this but the last year I noticed a real deterioration in my ability to read!! Now at work I have to wear them almost all the time (although I have just returned to office work after about 3 years) Just turned 50 - talk about hitting a person when they are down!!!
I only need them for close work at the moment, but it looks like they can only get worse!! My head just won't accept that I'm getting old!