Today I did something that I haven’t done in over 2 years, sadly. I went to the optometrist! I usually wear contacts, but it seems glasses are coming back into style in some ways. My insurance only allows me to get glasses OR contacts once a year. Lame, but better than nothing that’s for sure. I prefer contacts, but the glasses experience is all around less expensive and I could definitely use more $$ in my pocket. Also, my prescription was WAY outdated and I could barely see the bottom line of the letter chart with them. I knew it was time to get a new prescription when I was outside and I didn’t even notice a family of deer next to me 😉 Luckily I wear my glasses only at home and in the evenings, otherwise someone might already be dead if I tried driving while wearing them.
I chose the ones pictured above. I love the wayfarer style and the red really spoke to me. They are big, but not too big for my face. I have to be careful what I choose because I have such a small face that I didn’t want them to look overbearing at all. They are made of recycled materials, which is another plus for me. Not to mention, they were under the $100 limit that my insurance gave me, so yay! I just had to pay the copay 🙂
I had heard from coworkers that the doctor was a bit eccentric, but I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. The staff and doctor were definitely all nice, but as soon as I got in his exam room I was taken aback. The walls were covered floor to ceiling with newspaper clippings. There were stacks of paper everywhere and post cards stuck to the walls. It was unlike any doctor’s office I have ever seen before. When I put my chin on the chin rest thing that you use while looking through the different lenses and the doctor asks, “is this better or worse,” I had some major discomfort. I instantly felt that it was kind of oily. I don’t know if he didn’t wipe it off previously, but it totally creeped me out. I kept thinking, how am I going to sanitize my chin?! 🙂
Then his phone started ringing in the middle of the exam. He left me there, chin resting in dirty plastic rest thing, while he went to go get it quickly. I tried my best not to let my face touch the front of the lens exam thing. I also couldn’t help but notice that he was sniffling quite a bit. He told me he was sorry that his phone went off and I kind of giggled. Then he told me that he had to keep it on often because his sister had been murdered by her husband of 30 years!!! The prosecutor was always calling his phone apparently. I felt so bad for the guy. All my thoughts of me, me, me dissipated when I heard this man’s sad story. I can’t imagine losing a sibling in such a way. He looked heartbroken.
I didn’t mind all the weirdness and everyone was so very nice and I was in and out of there so quickly. I would definitely go back. Hopefully next time the doctor also doesn’t have a cold either 😉 I managed to get home safely and happily and take a good hot shower and scrub the crap out of my chin 😉
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