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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A or B?

"Have a great time," the Good Doctor said to me as I was bidding him farewell.

"John, I'm going to the eye doctor."

"Well, at least it's not the dentist."

He had a point there.

The problem with the eye doctor is first of all, it takes too much time. There aren't too many days where I have an hour and 45 minutes to sit in a little room, mostly just waiting for my eyes to dilate. I guess this wouldn't be quite so bad if I could actually get a little reading in. But of course the act of dilation renders this past time impossible.

The worst part about going to the eye doctor, however, is that it makes me feel like an idiot.

"Which is better, A or B?"

"Could you repeat that please?"

"A or B?  B or A?"

"I'm not sure. One more time, please."

"Which is better, A or B?  B or A?"

"They're about the same?"

This is a simple question. I should know the answer. But I sit there. Trying to figure out if A is better or if B is better. And then they throw in C.

And I just want to go home. Without the super stylin', you're lyin' to me wrap around, place inside your glasses, sunglasses.

But I can't. Until I know which is better. A.... or B....?  B.... or A....?  Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!


  1. But isn't it the greatest to look through glasses with the newer prescription and SEE clearly every leaf on the tree. The time and many questions about which is better make it worth it when in the end, my glasses help me to see SO clearly! Your post is also going to get me to schedule an eye appointment because I'm starting to notice it might be time for new glasses. I'll think of your post when I go for my appointment!!

  2. Oh, I know this all too well. I too, had an appointment at the eye doctor yesterday, and you described the feeling so well ... here I was at a loss for words, "Ummm... the second one seems a little bit more ... umm.. sharper?" And although it's not a test, you never know if you got it right or not, the response is always, "okay, good, how about this one?"