Are you enjoying the school holiday ? We are having a gorgeous sunny day down our way. How about you ? But isn't it just typical, after a very wet Easter weekend! But I am not complaining.
Last half term, J dropped a bomb shell. "I can't really see the white board in class", he said. "How long has this been going on ?", we asked ? "For a while", came the reply. So I promptly booked eyes tests for both boys. "Make sure you use VisionExpress", said A, who is most experienced of all things eyes.
You see, A has had glasses since he was 7 or 8. He now wears contacts but without, he can only see about 3-4 inches in front of his eyes. On the other hand, I can see very well though I have had to buy a reading glass for my +0.5. I used to take the boys for their regular eye tests but since moving to Cambridge, I haven't got around to it ( nearly three years later! ).
It turns out, J needs glasses because he is short sighted. He needs it in class. He will need glasses when he starts driving. The surprise was H. He had a +0.5 in one eye which can sometimes give him headache when using the computer or reading. Using those tiny screens on IPod does not help matter either.
So there you go, I am now outnumbered in this household. Here are the boys trying their glasses on for the first time in VisionExpress. They were obliging(ish). The optician said, "Is it their first glasses ?".
Luckily J hasn't missed anything at school because he has good friends who would relate the content of the board to him. Big bonus too, for us, as both boys choose NHS glasses. But I must remember to take them for their regular eye tests.