That Somebody used to fidget with her Laptop from morn to night. It was some work and more of fun ‘work’!
Then one fine day, she felt her eyes were strained and tired.
The Pharmaceutical Professional in her diagnosed the problem as Weak Eyesight due to excessive staring at the Laptop screen.
Promptly, she called her husband and told him about the need to consult an Ophthalmologist.
The husband actually wanted to yell at her for being glued to the Laptop like a leach but didn’t wanted to invite the wrath of the woman so instead with concern, told her to immediately see the doc.
So, Somebody called up the Opthal’s clinic for an appointment only to be told that the doc was out of town.
Meanwhile Somebody started imagining her new look…but of course with spectacles. Sometimes, she was wearing the rimless framed spectacles and sometimes a rectangular metallic black framed glasses….
Then there were the kid’s exams which were actually her exams, so meeting with the doc was postponed for some more days. And all this while, Somebody was getting paranoid, believing, a delay in seeing the doc was directly proportional to the deterioration in the eyesight!!
Finally, the D-day arrived and Somebody met the doctor.
The doctor did all the mandatory eye tests…Somebody was made to read the alphabets on the Snellan Eye Chart and later the doc saw deep into Somebody’s eyes through the computerized machine. After looking some more with the bright torch light…he got down to his business of writing the prescription.
And the prescription read… Rx – Computer Vision Syndrome
and below it…Eyesight : 6/6
And then he paused to explain the CVS, which is a temporary condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer display for protracted, uninterrupted periods of time. Some symptoms of CVS include headaches, blurred vision, neck pain, fatigue, eye strain, dry, irritated eyes, and difficulty refocusing the eyes…
After listening to all about the condition, the do’s and don’ts, etc, finally Somebody asked with a sinking feeling, “So, you mean that I don’t need glasses?”
The doctor gave a wide benign fatherly smile and said, “NO! But just follow that 20-20-20 rule”.
And almost inaudibly, Somebody said, “I see…”
And dang, was Somebody dejected????
With dashed hopes and thwarted expectations, Somebody walked back home with a heavy heart!
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