Saturday, January 15, 2022

The Eye Exam

Ain't it the truth? You see an eye doctor, tell him/her you can't see, then they don't believe you. My optical examiner is astonished at my lack of vision, then tells me my current lens prescription is fine. This comic is from Nathan Pyle's Strange Planet.


Kolo Jezdec said...

I am blind in one eye (a snowball fight mishap in my elementary school days). That was 60 years ago. I can tell if a room is dark or bright with that eye, but not much else. I have been going to the same optometrist business once a year for the past 30 years. Every year they make me cover my good eye and try to read a chart. After about a minute of me telling them I cannot see anything, the doctor says, "Well, you really are blind in that eye, aren't you?" Duh!

xoxoxoBruce said...

Barring being blind in either eye, at an eye exam they ask you which is the smallest line of print you can read of several lines.
You can see smaller print, you know it's there, you just can't read it. By covering each eye in turn they determine if the reason you can't read the smaller print is it's blurred by your eyes not working together.