Been wearing the Varifocals for about eighteen months now and the brain has fully adapted both to the stronger prescription and to the combination lenses. On the way home from a meeting in Oxford on Tuesday the spring-loaded leg snapped off. Had to go back to the old glasses (and a fifteen year old prescription) for about four days. Thought that they were going to quibble over the guarantee – no frame in stock, no longer made, might not be able to properly repair etc., but got a call today that they had found the frame in one of the other shops and had got the repair done.

Straight over to collect them and not a moment too soon; the old prescription had given me a three-day headache which is only now beginning to subside.