I have terrible vision. Awful. I think as far as blindness goes, I’m only about half-blind, but my astigmatism makes it only seem worse. AND, now that I’m getting on up there in years, my reading vision has been affected. About 2 years ago, I started complaining of not being able to see up close. My eye doctor informed me it was from too much smoke in my eyes … from all the candles on my birthday cake. So, I began the quest for multifocal toric lenses (the multifocal corrects the close up vision; the toric corrects the vision problems from the curvature of the eye).
Needless to say, it has NOT been an easy or quick process. There, also, is no perfect solution, so I have to settle for the best I can get without compromising on vision clarity too much.
I decided to order some new glasses and narrowed down “the best I could get” contacts and ordered them. I only ordered six months worth because they are EXPENSIVE. Apparently, people who can wear typical disposable lenses pay around $25-$35 a box. When I ordered these contacts, for some reason I was led to believe they were going to cost me $240 for 2 boxes (one box of 6 per eye). I got a phone call this week that they were available to pick up. I went today and was informed the total was $360!!! For 6 months, people.
I almost swallowed my tongue.
That’s over $700 a year for these babies. I guess I’m high maintenance!
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Tyler came home this evening with his girlfriend and asked what we were going to do tonight. I had already taken a bath and got into some comfy sweats. But, we decided to go to the Pizza Hut for supper. Jodi and Gary joined the four of us. We had a lot of laughs.
One thing we did notice is that Pizza Hut must be feeling the recession. David ordered a pasta dish (which he’s ordered several times in the past) and Gary, Jodi and I split a large, thin-crust ham & mushroom pizza. Dave elbowed me to look at his dish… it was about half of the food they normally serve. Seriously, you could almost see the bottom of the dish through the food!
And maybe it was just these smoke-damage eyes, but we could barely see any cheese on our pizza, plus there was no sauce or topping for about 1 1/2” from the crust.
We did notice, however, that the prices did NOT go down with the reduction of food.
Thank goodness the conversation (and a few chocolate dunkers) made it all worth it!