There is a (small but clear) bright side to needing them - those distant objects are one heck of a lot easier to see now.
Is it a bird or a plane? Is it an osprey or an eagle? Now I know !
The annoying (fuzzy and up-close-and-personal) downside is that sometimes I have to ask the kids to read labels and phone books to me if I have, once again, misplaced the damn reading glasses.