Today I went to the opticians because I could not see the board clearly at school and I keep getting headaches.
We rushed from school and just got to Boots (the opticians) in time.
Firstly,I had to rest my chin on a plastic shelf and had to look at a picture of a balloon while the lady looked into the back of my eye.
When the optician was ready I went into a little room and she told me the photos of my eye showed my eyes were healthy. I had to wear some big glasses and the optician kept changing the lenses while I read lots of letters on a screen. I had no idea if I was getting them right or not as sometimes the letters were really blurred and sometimes things were really clear. I had to look at dots and colours and decide which looked best, it seemed like it took ages!
Finally the eye test was over and the optician made some more adjustments to the lenses she then said that the back of my eye is shaped like a rugby ball and they call it ‘astigmatism’. She said I would need glasses to help correct it and take the strain off my eyes, but I would only need to wear them to look at the board and things far away.
There were lots of different glasses to choose from but I didn’t like most of them! In the end I finally narrowed it down to a choice of 2. Mum was no help and liked both of them .In the end I was pleased with the ones I chose I had lots of measurements taken of my face.I get to collect them next week!
Should you visit?
Boots the Opticians is not a place to go for fun but if you must have your eyes tested the staff are very nice and friendly.
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