Stumbling into a crowded room and trying to make eye contact with your friend or Some Good-Looking Person across the sea of bodies will be really difficult if that sea is made of vaguely human-shaped blurs or you’re seeing three of everything. Ensure that laserbeam eye contact at your next soiree is possible with today’s Groupon: a full eye exam at De Jager Optometrists for R50.
Though the rooms at De Jager Optometrists will fill you with a warm sense of calm and other hugs-and-puppies feelings, behind that relaxing exterior lies advanced technology even the crew of some sci-fi mothership would be jealous of. Using the latest in ocular equipment and a brain full of high-tech know-how, the skilled optometrist will take you through a series of tests designed to evaluate your vision and ensure that your peepers are in perfect working order.
Some of the fancy procedures include a glaucoma screening which measures ocular pressure and visual fields, an evaluation of the cornea and conjunctiva and a full 21-point refraction. To make a long story neat and square, the ocular-ninja will use a variety of instruments, aim bright lights directly at your eyes and ask you to look through a wide array of lenses. All of this is designed to seek out any sight-related problems. Should anything be found, you’ll have the chance for an eye-to-eye discussion about what they are and the best course to fixing them. If you ask nicely, the might even let you keep the photograph they take of your retina.
If at the end of the exam, the startling discovery is made that you require little pieces of special glass to enhance your vision, these can also be provided at medical-aid tariffs. With a wide range of frames in-store, there’ll be no shortage of choices and you can even match your frames to your floral bell-bottoms if you want. As a not-Christmas bonus, you’ll also receive a mahala second pair of glasses of the same or lesser value; whether they’re reading-glasses to aid you in your morning newspaper review or a pair of shades to add two points to your street rep is up to you.
Eye Didn’t Know That: The strangest eye-test ever documented was used in the early 1960’s and included identifying a beetroot quiche by sight and reading a page of War and Peace while suspended from the ceiling.