Monday, August 22, 2011


This last Saturday I paid a visit to the eye doctor. 

Upon entering the office I forgot to remove my shoes. Eventually, I realized this and swapped them for some slippers at least 4 sizes too small.

As usual, I was the only foreigner sitting in the waiting room with the Japanese cast of The Golden Girls. The check-up was fairly straightforward except I could not remember the Japanese words for up and down.

Many ophthamologists here do not have the fancy electronic eye charts, but instead have a pair of glasses on which they attach different lenses. They look like this...

They had me sit in the lobby with these on for 10 minutes for some reason. My vision was actually fine, but the eye doctor did give me this very informative chart...