I went to my optometrist today, and we discussed reading music.  I had always joked about reading a staff instead of the usual list of letters to test my eyesight.  I didn’t get that, but He was able to find a combination of lenses that optimizes intermediate distances, like the distance to my music stand, instead of the traditional book reading distances.  I tried it out tonight – I can read my music without reading glasses now!

Also, forgot to mention: we had a major bow hold adjustment at our last lesson.  My teacher observed that I was trying to control the bow from the front and back  (using my fingertips), rather than the top (using my top knuckle)  and bottom . I had been getting tired on very simple passages, with my thumb locking in, even though I knew better.