Eye tests are pretty cool these days. This week my eye test involved a photo being taken of my retinas and the guy got a nifty image which he was happy to email me.
Those light dots at the top of the right image (my left eye) are due to age and are not currently a problem.
At the end of the measurements I asked if I could have a copy of the test (so I could have a go at ordering much cheaper glasses on line). He scribbled the copy of the prescription down so roughly I had to quiz him on what the numbers were.
It's the law that the prescription is to be available to the patient but clearly there's a racket here where the testers railroad you into paying huge margins to their associated glasses supplier.
Spectacles and frames seem to me to be vastly over priced. Perhaps they should charge for the services rather than ripping us off for the frames and lenses?
I've ordered a pair of glasses through the associated shop but I thought I'd have a go at online as well so I can compare. I'll let you know how that goes.