So I went and had an eye test for the first time since 2003.
It transpires that I have a mild case of short-sightedness. I can, just, make out the bottom line on the screen. But it’s very blurry. As the optician fiddled with different lenses… suddenly the bottom line was crystal clear.
He suggested I wear glasses for driving, cinema, theatre, etc. I don’t need them for work. I only need them when needing to focus for extended periods on items in the distance (i.e. driving).
I don’t drive these days. But I do cycle. Principles aren’t dissimilar.
So I’ve started trying on frames. Tried on some rather fashionable Prada ones. Quite solid black frames but not the really rectangular ones as I don’t find they suit me. I preferred the slightly bigger (old fashioned?) style. I guess something
old-fashioned “we danced all night” vintage would always be what I’d end up going for. There was also a Paul Smith pair that I rather liked.
No super rush. Will probably wait for the January sales to bite the bullet. Through one of our benefits at work I will get £50 off; better than nothing.
What with my imminent appointment at the salon (which is a step-up from the barber for a ‘re-style’) – it seems my whole image is changing. Not such a bad thing as the effort I’ve expended on ‘my look’ thus far is minimal. I haven’t had my hair cut in almost 2 months and it’s very thick and bouffant-like, similar to Hugh Grant in Four Weddings (and just to be clear, that’s where the similarities begin and end!).