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Tuesday
Mar072006

Ah! Midlife!

I went to collect my contact lenses today. I use monthly disposable ones and mine had run out.

I intentionally did not put on my contact lenses today because I wanted my eyes checked. I have been having trouble focussing lately.

When I got there, I put my head into this contraption and I see a blue hot air balloon far,far away at the end of a long, long straight desert road.

Verdict :

"Maam, you vision has not increased"

"Then how come I cannot seem to read or focus properly?"

"Maam, may I ask how old are you?"

"I am _______"

"Then what I think is, you need reading glasses"

Horrors! I have arrived! Mid-life! It's a crisis!

"Ok, how much are one of those bifocal thingys?"

"For your power, it'll costs about RM1200"

Blimey! I might as well sell off an eye to get one of those!

Conclusion: No bifocals for me. I'll just get a magnifying glass. Andrew's grandfather used one and he read the papers till he was a 100. He had cataract problems too.  

Reader Comments (8)

Magnifying glass? Lol...weird...but practical >.<"
March 7, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJi Jian
aunty, 1200 considered murah already loh. i dont think its bi-focal that the optician is quoting you; at that price it has to be multi-focal. ppl will not notice if you are wearing multi-focal lens; best example is me lah.i have been wearing them for the last 10+ years. each pair costs me almost 2000, so i stretch it a bit lah, wearing it for at least 2-3 years. welcome to the 'orang tua' category. fyi, mine is high index, high astik, high left eye! i was told that my left lens is the most difficult to get on the market and have to be specially ordered.
March 7, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterjonathan
Whatever focal lah. I am NOT getting it. (Sorrowfully, I may have to eat my words. It's really inconvenient not to be able to read)
March 8, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKaty
dont lah like that. you will look absolutely nice in yr new glasses. sorry that it is not available on contact lenses. you will look very, very young; i promise you; unless you go get those 'black frame, black rim' type. do it for a change and you will feel much better. dont think about those technical terms lah, so long as you dont get a bi-focal lens, ok? trust me; as i said, i have been wearing them 'multi-focals' for the last 10+ years and i am due for a change next year or year after that.
March 9, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterjonathan
ehehehhe..kenot see all the turn-ins, lazy toes, etc etc etc..

=p
March 11, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterA Nony Mous
Those, even when I am blind, I will be able to see
March 12, 2006 | Registered CommenterKaty
Buy the glasses darling.

Hide everyone elses....
:-)
March 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJulie
I have heard, I can get some cheaper reading glasses. Yup, ones I can wear with my contact lenses when I need to read. Forget the ultra expensive ones. I will just not read when I am not wearing my contacts.
March 20, 2006 | Registered CommenterKaty

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