Monday, 13 October 2014

Getting my eyes tested

Before I get into today's essay, thank you very much to Lauren of Mummy is a Gadget Geek who mentioned this blog in her list of five blogs for your inner geek at!

Okay, so I wear glasses.

And have been known to sleep under a pink girly duvet.

It's been about two and half years since I had my eyes tested, which is overly long - I know that I should get them done every two years, but for one reason or another (which is another way of saying I'm lazy) I hadn't got round to it.  Anyway, I bit the bullet and booked myself into an opticians last week.

Just one thing that I want to ask: hasn't anyone discovered a better way of testing for glaucoma than the puffy machine yet?

If you've never had your eyes tested, you may not have encountered this, but basically the very first thing that they do when testing your eyes is blast sudden puffs of air into each eye to... well I don't know why they do it, it's something to do with glaucoma (which is a bad thing I think?) but the problem is that the more they do it, the more uncomfortable your eye gets, and the more your body thinks "Hey, if only we had some kind of cover that would protect the eye... oh wait! We've got an eyelid!  Brilliant! Let's close that bad boy!" and before you know it you're having to prise your eye open with your fingers with a faint hope that this time the machine will get whatever information it wants and stop with the puffs of air.

Anyway, I had the tests, I have new glasses (which are extremely light compared to my old ones) and it's all good.

I'll finish off my asking you this question...


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  1. I wear prescription glasses/contact lens but I've never had my eyes tested for glaucoma. I think that's a pretty uncomfy test. Thanks for sharing your experience. And hey, I like your duvet. :D

    1. The first time I had my eyes tested I actually wondered if the glaucoma test was some kind of joke they tried on people to see how uncomfortable they could make them! Thanks for the duvet appreciation, it's actually my other halfs cousins duvet but it's still nice :D


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