Last week saw us making a trip to our local independent optician. This time it was to make a second pair of spectacles for the both of us. When we made our first pairs in February, we were informed of a promotion where if you bought a first pair you get the second at half price! It was a very good deal but we had just spent a fortune making our first pairs but thankfully we were given six months to decide which I think is very decent of them.
We both wear spectacles all the time and it seemed like a good idea to own a second pair. This will be the first time in our lives where we will have the luxury of owning a second pair!!!!
Anyway, off we went to our local optician. I was disappointed that the person that we had requested to see wasn’t available. No explanation offered. It was another person, a lady. We both decided on our frames within 5 minutes. The Mhinisteir went for his second silhouette pair while I too chose a silhouette. My first is a pair of Japanese frames.
Then it came to prescriptions. Again, this was done very quickly as they already have our records. It was just a matter of copying them down. However, the lady wasn’t sure if my lenses were special anti fog ones. She was puzzled that both our spectacles were not steaming up despite us wearing masks. I was quite sure mine were not anti fog but she thought otherwise so she decided to do a test…..
She took my spectacles off me, took off her own mask and breathed on my lenses!!!!!!!!!!!! I almost died when I saw her do that!!!!!!!! She very casually wiped the lenses and returned my spectacles to me!!!!! I asked if it was safe for me to use my spectacles now that she has breathed on them. It was a serious question but she thought it was a joke and started laughing. She assured me that she has wiped them. Certainly not with any chemical solution I thought to myself!!!!!
Without my spectacles, I am as blind as a bat so I had no choice but to put them on. However the first thing that I did when I got home was to give my spectacles a VERY good clean!!!!!!