The optician said I had lovely eyes ….. and that my prescription hadn’t changed since the last time …..
….. but she thought that it might be a good idea to check something called my profiterole vision while I was there. I said I didn’t think I needed testing for that, as I could spot a profiterole at a hundred yards! She looked at me in a funny sort of way, tutted and led me to another room to where the profiterole vision testing machine was.
It was just like an arcade shoot ‘em up game, where I had to press a button as soon as I saw a light, (not a profiterole) appear. It was all a bit odd, but I really didn’t feel I was qualified to ask if the machine was working properly.
Above:- My interpretation of how a proper Profiterole Vision Testing Machine Screen should look like!
Anyway, after my rather confusing examination, I decided that I may as well choose some new frames.
I thought that these Henley designer frames made me look cute in a geeky sort of way.
These Jaegar ones were the most expensive they had, but well out of my price range.
And these were free, but I think they made me look cross eyed.
I also tried on some prescription sunglasses with my ski trip in mind, but they would have been a tadge extravagant and unnecessary, as I only really need glasses for reading and other intellectual pursuits.
The shocker came when the assistant worked out the total cost of the glasses including lenses. The frames were a bargain at £20, but the lenses took it up to £150, ….yikes! Should have gone to Specsavers!!!!