I finally went for an eye exam after months and months of procrastination and blurriness. I ended up ordering new pair for long distance and having my old frames fitted with new lenses for reading. My health insurance didn’t go through at the store the first time, it said ‘health fund down’, I imagined my health fund to be wounded in battle and asking the doctor to tell his wife he loves her and little Timmy… Tell Timmy he will grow up to be a fine young man, a fine young man indeed.
I had told the optometrist that I used a computer quite a bit and I felt that it was putting strain on my eyes, thus the reading glasses to relax my eyes were prescribed. After the eye exam I was dumped with a talkative young woman whom I was told would sort out my eyewear needs, she read my eye exam card and asked me what I did on computers. I paused, contemplated saying “why looking at foot porn of course, what else does one do with high speed internet?”, and then replied with a sensible answer of “mainly web design”. I could have said blogging, but I tend to shy away from that reply, as I have found that it takes a copious amount of time to even explain what word ‘blog’ means without confusing the subject enquiring and wanting to kill myself for mentioning it in the first place. “Wow web design, that must be hard, how do you learn that?” she said with hint of amazement, “self taught” I responded, “Wow” she said with even more amazement. Then she said it, the thing computer illiterate people always ask anyone who show the slightest knowledge regarding computers, “Can you hack into computers and, like, read peoples email?” she enquired, and shortly after the words came out of her mouth they were accompanied by an evil ‘I have this ex…’ look in her eye. “No, sorry” I replied with a laugh, dashing any chance of her finding out what her ex was up to these days. “Oh” she said with a sigh, followed moments later by “Ok then, let’s talk glasses”.
And we did, I spent all up $600 on said glasses, luckily my health insurance finally went through and paid for half. Being able to see is fun, I highly recommend it.