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Project 365 #218: 060819 I Can See Clearly Now | by comedy_nose
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Project 365 #218: 060819 I Can See Clearly Now

Ever since Tesco sold their in store optician chain to Vision Express they've been mailbombing me with reminders that it's been more than a year since my last sight test.

 

I know full well that's it's been more than a year, and the optometrist recommended the next test in 2 years! I reckon it's probably close to two years now, and they were offering a test for free, so I decided to take them up on it.

 

It seems I'm some kind of freak of nature, as my eyesight is improving as I'm getting older! My distance prescription which was admittedly very low is now almost non existent, with the optometrist suggesting I bin the glasses I have as they're not helping me.

 

For near field he wouldn't believe me when I said I could read his little card better without lenses than with and made me read out the text. He did declare me a lucky chap!

 

In even better news, eye health looks spot on, and unusually he could have a well informed conversation with me about Horner's syndrome, which was the indicative symptom of my carotid artery dissection in 2011.

 

Ironically as my vision is clean and sharp this picture is fuzzy! It was taken in a pretty dark room though. The machine on the right is the glaucoma tester (you'll feel a little blast of air), the middle one is the autorefractor (look at the balloon for me) and the one just in shot on the left is the retinal camera (blinded by the sodding light!).

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Taken on August 6, 2019