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The Eyes Have It

Cramlington, U.K., resident David Rainsford, 44, doesn’t want to pay full price for his eye care. “It is discriminatory really how they charge the same for one eye as two,” he said — Rainsford lost one of his eyes at the age of 14 and now has a glass eye. But when he approached the Specsavers store about a discount, he was told it would be the same cost for one eye as it was for two. “A thorough eye examination can take anywhere between 15 minutes and one hour depending on the nature of the symptoms the patient displays and the complexity of the problems,” Dr. Nigel Best explained, noting they have a “single fixed fee” for all patients. Rainsford fumes that “It is a simple request and it is a very successful business.” (MS/Cramlington Chronicle) ...Well, it’s obvious they don’t see eye to eye on this issue.
Original Publication Date: 17 August 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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