There’s nothing worse than watching a mate’s chin recede into his head as he cranes his head back trying to decipher the craft beer selection at the local pub, but sadly, dwindling vision a fact of life. Our eyes aren’t exactly designed for the multitude of screens, sunlight and suffering us Aussies like to throw at them. It’s probably a big reason why over 13 million Australians have a vision disorder of some kind. Chances are, you might not even know you have one, we sure didn’t.
For the Man of Many team, the two-week break over New Year’s was a delightful respite from the working world, but the return hit us harder than we could’ve imagined. Aside from obvious post-holiday blues and struggle to get back into the swing of things, the first week back confirmed just how important our vision really is. Blurry words, headaches and a whole lot of squinting meant it was time to visit the dreaded optometrist and what a revelation it was.
Rather than heading into the sterile backrooms of the eye clinic, we ventured into an Oscar Wylee showroom to take the test. No awkward conversations in medical waiting rooms, the Oscar Wylee eye test experience takes you straight in for a detailed consultation. The optometrist starts by judging your eye health and reaction time, before taking a more extensive look into the psychological aspects of your eye.
The completely painless examination sees you slide your head into that sweet helmet thing and read aloud letters of an ever-decreasing size. Ok, so that bit isn’t dissimilar from the usual experience, but it always interesting to do the ‘number 1 or number 2’ comparisons. Once the examination is over, the Oscar Wylee expert will take you through the results on the spot, detailing your new prescription and giving you actual insight into the condition of your peepers. Then the fun begins.
Heading back out onto the showroom floor, you’re greeted with an array of options. From full acetate frames with spring hinges like the new Byron design to stylish additions such as the metal fabricated Bowery glasses, Oscar Wylee has an enormous range of spectacles that will make your vision 20/20 and your face a solid 6/10 (no offence).
Look, we’re not saying you need glasses, but when was the last time you really thought about your eye health? Regardless of whether your eyes have been on the fritz, or whether you just want an excuse to up your summer style, make 2021 the year you start looking out for yourself. Visit Oscar Wylee for a check-up and you’ll even score two pairs of prescription glasses for just $199.