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The Eyes Have It

January 15, 2008 by Richard Wright in Journal, Life

Or rather, the eyes appear to have had it. Over the last few weeks I’ve been having to strain to make out the words on the screen and the page – not enough to bug me at first, but getting a little worse each day. Finally, after my recent celebration of creeping age, it’s time to bite the bullet and get an eye test. I’ve been expecting my eyes to start complaining for a few years now, especially given the amount of time that they’re staring at a screen, so it isn’t a surprise.

Tomorrow, at 15:40, I’ll find out for sure. My vanity still hopes it might be something else, like an operable brain tumour, but on the other hand specs could be a good look on me, you never know.

While I’m there, I might as well see if they’ll do me a two for one deal on glasses and a zimmer frame…

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  1. JennyJanuary 16, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    ah I did the very same thing in the summer there. unlike you, i had written myself off with a brain tumour and was rather hoping for some glasses instead…firstly, because glasses beats probable death and secondly, because i feel as i’m getting older the more i can do to disguise my face the better so any ornamental additions are always welcome. i’m sure when i have jowls i will start to envy men with facial hair. anyway, i digress….my money is on them telling you that you use your computer too much, to work less and take regular breaks. this is what i was told and the problem resolved itself. of course, this means i am now skint and i’m still coming to terms with the lack of specsaver adornment. ah well, rough with the smooth…

  2. Richard WrightJanuary 16, 2008 at 6:24 pmAuthor

    Ah, I wish I had taken your bet before the appointment…

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