Random acts of violets

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Testing, now waiting

Saturday saw me bright and early in Truro at the opticians.
My prescription hasn't changed at all and in fact they seemed a bit bewildered as to why I was coming in for an eye test at all. I think it was something to do with not having had an eye test for over three years, and also receiving weekly letters from them for the last three months warning that my eyes will fall out if I don't book an IMMEDIATE appointment.


At the end of the appointment, I had to do a special test with a big scary machine in another room. You stare at a light and every time you see a little light flash somewhere in your peripherary vision, you have to hit a button, or as I liked to think, a trigger.

They made out that it was to test the nerves in my eye, but I like to think they were really testing my nerves of steel and my cat-like reflexes.

Apparently I did 'very well', so any day now I am expecting to be invited to become The Last Starfighter and to jet off into space to save various civilisations from evil marauders and such.

Any day now.


  • I did the shooty thing! I was disappointed there were no "krappp!" and "peeeow!" type noises.

    By Blogger Boz, at 11:52 am  

  • I may well have provided my own special effects, in much the same way that I understand the actors on Star Trek The Next Generation used to make the 'door swishing open' noises whenever they weren't facing camera.

    By Blogger Matt, at 2:59 pm  

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