Tuesday, March 23, 2010
It is a beautiful day today, going to enjoy it especially as the weather forecast is for rain for the rest of the week.
In an hours time I will be getting a visit from an optician to test my eyes for a new pair of glasses.
Quite exciting that I have got this organised, brilliant that an optician is prepared to come round.
What is even better is the fact it is a shop not far from where we used to live, nice to be giving the money to an independent shop.
http://www.vroomennobbe.nl/ on the Elandsgracht, Amsterdam.
Did try Pearle and Spec Savers could not help me, well Pearle said no light away whereas Spec Savers hoped they could help.
When they found they could not help the spokesperson looked on the internet for a few links that maybe able to provide the service.
Quite amazing she was so helpful, not something that ordinarily happens here, unless you specifically ask you won’t get an answer.
For example you are at a bus station and ask a driver if his bus goes to x and if he says no then you have to ask him which bus will get you there.
He or she won’t of their own accord say ‘no this bus does not go there but bus 8 will get you there’.
This is an approach you almost never get here, do not know whether it is an Amsterdam thing or countrywide.
Maybe an Amsterdam thing as they are known for being rude people.
Just had the optician here, what a charming man, he did it all in 45 minutes, he really did it well, it was no problem for him that I am in bed.
My new glasses are very light, there is no coloured rim so the view is better without edges, the arms can be bent anyway you want.
I am very pleased with them; think the new glasses will be better for me and not as heavy and bulky as my present ones.
All in all a good appointment, I shall be getting the new glasses quite quickly probably in 10 days.
I am going to post this and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the sunshine and the pleasant feel of the outside air coming in through the open window.