It was either stubbornness or vanity. Or a little of both. Regardless, for the past year or so, I found reading to be more trouble than it was worth. Why? After only a few lines of text, my eyes would wander across the page looking for anything in focus.
It was obvious I needed reading glasses. But I refused the obvious. I was tired, the lighting dim, all explained my struggle to read – a struggle that ended this week.
On Monday, I stopped at my favorite drug mart on the way home from work. Besides stubbornness and vanity, I also have a virulent streak of cheapness. So it was a pleasant surprise to find inexpensive reading glasses available without prescription. In fact, I purchased a set of three pair for $10. That means I can keep one pair at home, one at work and the third in reserve.
This a certainly a fruit of a mostly-free market for eye glasses.
It makes me wonder about the fruits a completely free market in health care would provide.