Most people who wear glasses are either short-sighted or long-sighted. But glasses have also become a fashion accessory. We present the language you need to shop at the optician’s.
Assistant: Can I help you?
Clare: Yes. I’ve just to have your eyes testedeinen Sehtest machen lassenhad my eyes tested. Here’s the prescriptionRezeptprescription your optometrist gave me.
Assistant: Ah, yes. Have you to wear glasseseine Brille tragenworn glasses before? Or contacts, contact lensesKontaktlinsencontacts?
Clare: No, neither. I had 20/20 visionvolle Sehschärfe20/20 vision until recently. But lately, I’ve been having difficulty reading, especially in dim light. My husband keeps telling me to stop to squintblinzeln, die Augen zusammenkneifensquinting.
Assistant: Ah, well, most people become long-sightedweitsichtiglong-sighted as they grow older.
Clare: I bought myself a pair of ready-readersFertigbrillepair of ready-readers — you know, those cheap reading glassesLesebrillereading glasses that you can find everywhere…
Assistant: We definitely don’t recommend those. You can to ruin your eyesightsich die Augen verderbenruin your eyesight with the wrong lenses. Have you thought about trying varifocalshier: Gleitsichtbrillevarifocals? We have a special offer at just £199. That includes scratch-resistantKratzfestscratch-resistant, reflection-freereflexionsfreireflection-free lenses…
Clare: Does that mean they’re tintedgetönttinted?
Assistant: No, no, the lenses are colourlessfarbloscolourless. The offer comes with a Ersatzbrillespare pairspare pair or a pair of prescription sunglassesSonnenbrille mit Sehstärkeprescription sunglasses. Why don’t you try on a few frameGestellframes to see what suits you?
At the optician’s: vocabulary
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