I have noticed recently when watching TV that the on-screen display is not quite as clear as I might like and I find I am squinting when trying to see it. I have a 50″ LED TV in my living room and the living room is not that big. I would guess that I am 10 or 12 feet away from the TV. I have had the same prescription on my glasses since I was 16 years old.
Sadly, I am no longer 16 and neither are my eyes. I have made an eye doctor appointment for today, my first eye doctor appointment since moving to Calgary. I have actually not had an eye doctor appointment for a number of years. Eye appointments stopped being covered by OHIP in Ontario a few years before I left – don’t understand why, who needs to have their eyes checked…
So, I am told that they will use those drops in my eyes that make the pupils HUGE. I hate that. I was told that I will be able to drive home at least.
I explained this to one of the Managers at work. He suggested that instead of needing a new prescription that I needed a new TV. A prescription is covered under my health spending account. He told me to get the doctor to prescribe a larger TV and it would be covered. Sounds like a good idea, I am sure that the insurance company wouldn’t agree.