When I was in middle school, I remember my mom telling my teachers that I needed to sit at the front of the class for the simple fact that I couldn’t see the chalk board from the back. I had really ugly 1990s eyeglasses and refused to wear them, so I was the only one to blame for the embarrassment. All I needed to do was wear my glasses in order to move back to the back to ensue goofing off with my classmates. Hindsight – it probably kept me out of trouble.
When I realized I was heading to college to play basketball, I decided to move to contact lenses. Why didn’t I think of this sooner? Oh, because they’re expensive. But if you’re like me and want to give your eyes a rest, you also need prescription eyeglasses. And anyone who wears them knows that we spend hundreds of dollars a year on the up-keep of our eyes, health insurance not covering much of the bill. This is how it usually goes: Put off going to your yearly eye exam. Finally, go to your yearly eye exam. Get an Rx. Get coerced into buy glasses from them at that very moment. Spend $400-600. Eek!
An important stage of getting your prescription glasses is determining your pupillary distance which is the distance between your pupils in millimetres. It’s important this is measured correctly because if it isn’t your prescription glasses may actually do more harm than good!
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