In this sentence from the lesson, why isn't the first verb in the imparfait?

In this sentence from the lesson, why isn't the first verb in the imparfait?

Depuis que j'ai quatre ans, je porte des lunettes. (The speaker is no longer 4 yrs old)
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AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Katie ! I understand your confusion here, but in French, when saying "Since I was 4, young, small....", you will use Le Présent instead of l'Imparfait! E.g. Depuis que j'ai 4 ans Depuis que je suis jeune Depuis que je suis petit(e) ... I think here it is because the action described as starting when you were small is still ongoing when you're speaking. I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !
I thought that might be the case -- the fact that the action is continuing in the present. Thank you so much for the clarification.

In this sentence from the lesson, why isn't the first verb in the imparfait?

Depuis que j'ai quatre ans, je porte des lunettes. (The speaker is no longer 4 yrs old)

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