24 April 2009
I'm going for an eye test today. I haven't had one in my adult life but figured that while the migraines keep popping up every couple of weeks or so, I'd see if I can at least rule out any number of things that may be contributing to them.
I remember the eye tests as a child, which basically involved reading the letter chart, then putting a card over one eye and doing so again, then a third time with the other eye. Presumably smarter kids with good memories can just parrot the letters, irrespective of the quality of their eyesight.
My long sight seems to be okay - I spotted a Yorkshire Terrier (often vile, nasty things) on the other side of the playing fields yesterday and promptly put the temperamental Boris back on to his lead, so maybe that's a good sign. Short sight seems to be fine too - I'm typing this without pain or squinting, after all.
Anyway, wish me luck. If I end up in spectacles then I'll be in good company - a number of bloggers to your right are resplendent in their bins - and if I don't then at least I'll have saved myself a quid or several. Do you get tea and biscuits while you wait?