Monday, June 7, 2010
My entire family for the last three generations have all worn glasses. Every single one of 'em.
Naturally, with those kind of odds stacked against me, I make sure to get regular eye exams.
Ok, well, that may not be entirely accurate. That is, if by "regular" you assume I mean "more than once every 15 years."
(Which would be pretty disastrous for Activia, now that I think about it...)
Ahem. So, anyway, yesterday I strolled into an eyeglass place to get my regular once-every-15-years check up. Which is to say my second one.
The tech was very friendly, and like everyone, mildly surprised that I was there. Especially after I informed him (with all due modestly) that my last exam showed I had better than perfect vision. In fact, I was actually looking forward to impressing him with my letter-reading skills. Yessir, bring on the eye charts! I'll show that big 'E' who's boss!
He sat me down in the chair, and popped on the projection thingy.
"Um. If you mean the white box, then yes."
The tech let out a sudden belly laugh, which I'm pretty sure was not a "Wow! You DO have better-than-perfect eyesight!" kind of laugh. He then flipped a few switches, and the white box suddenly had black squiggles in it.
"How about now?"
[a longer pause]
"I'm breaking my perfect record, aren't I?"
So, I need glasses. I haven't ordered them yet, because the place where I had the exam was old-school this-is-a-stick-up expensive, and there's no way I'm paying $200 for a simple prescription on the cheapest possible frames.
Still, I'm actually kind of looking forward to this whole new accessory option. That, and seeing my monitor look all crisp like that little E. (Yeah, turns out it was an 'E.') The doctor - a gruff old-timer who stared at me incredulously and exclaimed, "Don't you squint?!?" - assures me that this will be the case. I just hope I can find some power geek glasses to give me adequate "cred" on the upcoming CW tour. :)
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