Some good news and some bad news.
Good news is that one of my eyes has stayed the same as it was 3 years ago (-7.75) and the other has actually IMPROVED a fair amount (now -8.25 down from -9.25 last time)! Not quite sure how that happened.
Bad news is that they don't do really any frames in my style anymore. I've been recycling my old frames for a few years now because they were getting scarce but my recycling has to end as my frames are all pretty loose, broken, whatever...
So I've ended up going for a brand new paid of frames (gulp) plus have also gone for a pair of sunglasses (partially as I've never had a pair before and partially because they are a 'cooler' second pair that I can imagine wearing a fair bit anyway - also they gave me money off to the tune of a three figure sum! :p)
Unfortunately due to the need for lens reduction and all the otehr bits I have done the final price is NOT cheap. Even after knocking off the money they did. Hopefully they'll be ready in time for my American trip in a couple of weeks. Hopefully I'll have the money to pay for them then too!!!
Now to arrange a dentist trip for more financial headaches...
I know it's not the nicest thing to say but I really can't wait for my inheritance to come through. Then I sit back. Pay off a load of the bills, debts that I owe and then decide what I'm going to treat myself to (holidays to Cuba, Japan or Iceland are possible as is a nice flatscreen HD TV and entertainment system).
Until then I think it's looking increasing likt baked beans on toast for a bit if I want my new glasses PLUS dentist trip!