Monday, July 26

Life

Crikey

Broke my glasses last night, which is always a nuisance.  I've only ever done it twice - once one of the lenses just popped out of the frame and hit the floor; this time I put them down a leetle too close to the edge of the counter in the bathroom.

So I went and got my eyes checked - yep, still two - very little change in the prescription except that I now need reading glasses as well as the regular ones.

The cost of the checkup was pretty reasonable, even with all the extra tests they run these days.  (And the fancy gadgets means they don't need to use those horrible eye drops any more, which is a blessing.)*

The frames were pretty reasonable too, after I convinced the lady that the $99 frames that I liked were better than the (admittedly somewhat sturdier) $299 frames that I hated.

The lenses, though...  Glerk.

I hope these see me through another eight years before I need to replace them.

* I love the widget where you look into the lens and it goes whirrr and a green blur resolves itself into a miniature farmhouse, entirely automagically.

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1 The farmhouse is pretty benign.

Theres the Hannibal Lector frame that they ask you to plunk your chin into. Followed by the machine that puffs air into your eyeball.

Posted by: Andrew at Saturday, July 31 2010 09:57 PM (cB03i)

2 They also did one that takes a photo of the inside of your eye.  Which involves a camera flash going off from about two inches away.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, July 31 2010 11:09 PM (PiXy!)

3 My optometrist does that the steampunk way. She holds a lens up to her eye to inspect whilst shining a torch into the back of my eye. Not to mention the fun of trying out bifocals with the lego spectacles set. It won't be too long before I join you in needing them.

Posted by: Andrew at Sunday, August 01 2010 12:46 AM (cB03i)

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