Monday, July 02, 2012
Oh say can you see.
I wanted a 4Th of July subject for my thoughts so I broke my eye glasses. Pretty tricky title. I got out my duck tape and did a temporary fix so I could see. I called numerous eye glass stores and they all said the same thing, "No we cannot get your prescription off your old pair. You need to come in for an eye exam which will cost you a small fee. OK. I made the appointment and off I went. One of the first things they did when I got there was put my glasses in a machine. Pushed some buttons and got the eye glass prescription from my old pair. Without skipping a beat the nurse then told me the doctor would be right with me. Well OK. It was a small fee but still I was a little miffed. After the eye exam the doctor rubbed it in by telling me my old prescription was about the same as my new one would be. All glasses were 40% off. That was just the frame. After adding my bifocals and transition lenses, sun hurts my eyes after an eye operation a few years ago. One pair of glasses were about $450 even after the discount. Which I did not get. I went to another eye glass store taking my new golden prescription with me. Shopping around got me two pair for $195 and because I had my priceless prescription. After about an hour the computer finally started working and 30 minutes after that I paid for my 2 pair of glasses. I will get them in 3 days. A road construction crew held me up in traffic for another hour. I was now late for work at the hospital I spend my employment time in. I got settled in and learned that a newborn was in trouble and may not make it. I can see real clear now. I embraced my life and did the best I could to comfort the distressed family. I realized I have no problems. Oh say can you see. I can.