Robert McNeill: The specs appeal of the £1 glasses
As I type this urgent epistle, my glasses are on squint, because they've only got one leg.
The specs cost me £2 — twice what I would normally pay — and the leg broke off after two days.
But the main thing is that they're on my face, and not down the back of the couch or on a bus or in that twilight zone where reading glasses disappear.
A study claims cheap glasses can be bad for you but, given the rate of loss, how could we afford anything else?
The one time I went for “proper”, expensive reading glasses, the optometrist asked me if I got headaches and a pain behind my right eye.
“Nope,” I replied.
So she made me a pair of glasses that gave me a headache and a pain behind my right eye.
I saw the error of my ways, and now stick to Poundexpander and Semichem, the half a chemist, when purchasing my eyewear.