Tom recently had his eyes tested and we already knew he had a cataract on the other eye .
The other cataract was successfully dealt with a couple of years ago.
The Optician gave him his new prescriptions but said that it wasn't worth bothering with the long distance until the cataract was done.
Hang on.....Tom is 81 next week with a terminal illness, this meant that he would have to go through the next year not being able to see properly, and at that age every second counts.
At the same time she was happy for him to get new readers.
So after some thought I rang the shop back and asked them to explain this.
They couldn't, and so I asked what changes there were to his long sight prescription.
Oh dear, red tape came into play.
'sorry we can't tell you over the phone'
Steam coming out of my ears I asked why.
Anyway, the long and short of it is that he can have the long distance glasses after all but they will have to be changed when the cataract is done.
With all the hold ups in the NHS who knows when this will be.
In the meantime he has to sit in my computer chair to get close enough to read what's on the tv.
As you can see the Golf Game is a hit. lol
The moral of the story
If you don't push and do things for yourself you don't get anywhere these days.