QUOTE(mwl1 @ Aug 20 2008, 11:32 AM)
Am I the only one to find enjoyment in a trip to the optician?...
I like visiting our optician because he is really enthused by his job. When he gets new equipment in, he explains what it does...if you get him talking about eyes, you will be there for hours. A few years ago he bought a fancy camera that takes a photo of the back of your eye, and they keep them and compare them...when he showed me my photo and said it was fine, I made the mistake of asking what sort of thing he was looking for...he opened up his 'horror photo' gallery and showed them to me. It was very interesting!
Both my husband and I have complicated eyes, and he knows the history for both of us, so that is the reason that no matter where we moved, I'd still come back to him for my eye tests - he's worth the expense, because every time I've tried somewhere else, they can't deal with me (once, as a teenager, my mum took me to an optician nearer home; and then later, as a just-left-uni no-longer-free-eye-tests I went to a big high street name).
The only bit I don't like about eye tests is that they always give me a headache
One of these days I will remember to take some paracetamol before the test starts rather than leaving his office then having to go somewhere to buy painkillers and a drink!!