I can picture it now, the alarm went off and it was 4am but instead of hitting snooze, I jumped out of bed like a jack-in-the-box! Rest assured, it wasn’t a love of waking up that got me out of bed that morning…we were going on holiday!
With cases packed and sun-tan lotion a plenty, we were heading to Egypt for our annual trip for some sunshine! It wasn’t until I arrived at the airport however, that I realised that amidst all the excitement, I’d forgotten to pick up my trusty sunglasses! I wasn’t going to let that dampen my spirits though and instead decided to buy a pair from the airport. I picked a stylish designer pair that looked good and would protect my eyes completely from UV.
Happy with my purchase, I jetted off to the beautiful resort with the sole ambition of relaxing and reading two or three books that had been lingering on my shelf for some time. Feeling parched after the long journey I grabbed a Mojito and sat down to re-read one of my favourite childhood books ‘Treasure Island’. That was where the problem arose. I couldn’t see very well to read! I’d forgotten that my other sunglasses were prescription (which hadn’t been a problem walking around as I’m long sighted) and it was clear that this wasn’t going to work.
“It’s ok though” I thought as I remembered that I’d packed some contact lenses so I grabbed those, popped the sunglasses back on and began to read. Several chapters later the heat was so intense that I needed a dip in the pool. Only, you can’t wear contact lenses in the pool due to the high risk of infection…back up to the room I ran, took the lenses out and then headed back to the pool to cool down. Needless to say, I didn’t get much reading done that holiday! Thank goodness for audio books!
This whole experience got me thinking, if I struggled without prescription lenses and I work in optics; surely lots of people do. Nothing beats being able to relax and read your favourite book whilst soaking up some sun. If you require prescription lenses to get the most out of your holiday reading, don’t leave it until you’re at the airport to try and find some. Let us take the confusion out of buying eyewear and rest assured that you can sit back, read your book in the sun, and enjoy a beverage or two.
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