||[May. 5th, 2009|05:35 pm]
I had an eye test yesterday afternoon.|
Back for another test in a year.
Don't fool yourself, my optician assures me that no change just means you've hit middle age and you're about to swing from short to long sightedness.
Of course if those have *always* been your results...then I shall have to give you a very very hard stare
Where are you?
(Why yes, 10 diopter correction in both eyes AND a cataract - how did you guess?)
The results for the last three years are as above.
For the preceding 40 years I've always had all zeros every time I've been tested.
Wow - seriously, that is impressive. My case is a bit extreme but I hardly know anyone in our age bracket who doesn't need some kind of visual correction sometimes.
At least I get free eye tests - how much are they these days?
Both my parents and both my [related] brothers wear glasses, and have done for many years. All my grandparents did too. So leaving aside nephews and nieces (none of whom are over 25), I'm the only person in the family who doesn't need them.
Clearly I'm some sort of freak.
My optician charged me £20 -- I assume that's a standard price fixed by the government.
£20 is about right.
I was just about to extol charging that fee back to your employer as you use computer screens (they are required to pay an examination fee and a certain amount towards glasses if you use computers by law)
... and then realised that I think you work for yourself!
You should be able to pass it as a business expense and reclaim the VAT if there is any though.
Ah, good idea, I still haven't got the thinking-about-reclaiming-VAT as a natural response yet. I shall stick the receipt in the relevant folder.
Then I've been middle-aged for 20 years...
(_Very_ short sighted, twice as much in one as the other. One lens has to be made of solid kryptonite to get it into the frame. No changes since I was about 12 though.)
My results are far worse: about 4.75 in my left yet and 6.5 in my right.
by your age I'll probably me as bad as lucas t bear posted above.
It always used to be every two years, but then last year she asked me to come back after just one year. This year she did the same, explaining that it's a precaution against glaucoma -- last year the pressure test had a reading that was just a little high and while this year it's back to normal she's going to carry on being cautious.
Important to keep an eye on that glaucoma thing - it would be tragic if I with my rubbish eyesight ended up being the one of us who can actually still see...