I was watching some shows on my desktop this morning, and I noticed that I was having problems actually seeing details on the screen. Now normally this wouldn’t be such a strange thing, given how I was lying down on my bed some distance away from the PC’s screen, but even when I sat on my bed’s edge I still had some trouble. After a few hours of this on and off (I was marathoning the English dub of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and did reading in between waiting for each of the episodes to finish downloading), I got tired of this. So after taking my lunch and a bath afterward, it was off to the closest optometrist to have my eyes checked.
The verdict? It looks like the grade on both my eyes worsened by a degree, from 125 to 150 on my right eye, and from 150 to 175 on my left. Ugh, I only have myself to blame for this; too many late nights either gaming or reading, more of the former than the latter.
This pretty much meant that the lenses on my current glasses were pretty much obsolete, so I had to not only had to have a new pair of lenses measured, I also had to get a new frame as well (as the one I’d been using has seen more than it’s share of seasons). The specialist on duty expressed surprised that mine lasted as long as it did (three years, all told), when other people would have their lenses replaced in just one. Well, I just didn’t see the need to do so, until now.
I didn’t pay in cash, so I had to use my card this time again. The total cost for both the new lenses and the accompanying frame? Around five thousand nine-hundred Philippine pesos, which meant that I’ve somehow sunk further into credit card debt. At the rate I’m going, it’s going to be December again before I clear out my credit card bills…
Since it took an hour to finish preparing the lenses, I went upstairs and availed myself a nice body and relaxing body massage (which normally took an hour or so too). This time around, I didn’t have the place to myself; there were two other clients, Japanese tourists by the sound of it, being serviced in the rooms adjacent to mine. It was amusing, given how the attendants were trying to chat the two foreigners up, and how the poor Japanese gentlemen tried with their limited English to answer the masseuse’s probing questions.
With my session done, I went back down again to the eyeglass shop. As expected, it was ready. I tried the new pair on and… Well, it’s a new experience certainly. I hope I can get used to them soon though. Mmph, I know I should have gone back to sleeping early.
It was raining on the way home, which meant I was somewhat soaked by the time I stepped through our front door. So much for the hat I was wearing, much good it did.