When I was a child during my eye tests the optician always asked me: better, worse or just the same, when he was adjusting the lenses.

This afternoon’s test proved that my eyesight is still getting worse.  Although it’s not moved very far in the last four years since my last test.

I do still have terrible eyesight (about -11.5 in both eyes) and my stigmatism is getting worse: it’s shifted by about 12 degrees seemingly, since my last test.

Because my prescription is greater than -10 I get some money from the NHS towards the cost of the lenses: a whole £12.

That said, I really don’t mind paying the £330 remainder if it allows me to see.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Former Scrum master at Safeguard Global, Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

One thought on “Worse!”

  1. only 12 quid! that’s shocking! That is another thing that goes along with asthmatics paying for inhalers! I can’t see why the NHS cannot heavily subsidise services and product for people who cannot help their illness/impairment. I mean, you didn’t ask for your eyes not to be 20/20!
    Reminds me I need a new pair of glasses, I lost my last pair about 5 months ago! Mind you, I’m only -1.75 at my last test.

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