A: Hello, Arthur. What seems to be the problem?
B: Hey doc. Well, I think I might need glasses. I’m getting headaches, and I really struggle to see things that are far away. But I have always had 20/20 vision.
A: Sounds like you may be far-sighted. OK, then, cover your left eye and read the chart in front of you.
B: Mmm. . . X, E, R, 3, a question mark, and I can’t quite make out the other symbol but I think it’s the peace sign.
A: Wow, Arthur! You’re as blind as a bat!
B: Yeah, I know, my vision is really blurry at times.
A: Ok then, head on over to the other room and pick out some frames while I fill out your prescription.
B: Thanks doc!
A: Arthur, that’s the bathroom.
seem to be - Phrase - appears
struggle - Verb try very hard
20/20 vision - Phrase - perfect eyesight
make out - Verb - see
far sighted - Phrase - see far-away things more clearly than things nearby
as blind as a bat - Phrase - have really poor vision
vision - Noun (singular) - ability to see things
blurry - Adjective - not clear
pick out - Phrase - choose
prescription - Noun (singular) - a message written by a doctor that tells people what medicine to take
check-up - Noun (singular) - regular examination by a doctor to make sure a person is healthy
short sighted - Adjective - unable to see things far away (AmE)
nearsighted - Adjective - unable to see things far away (BrE)
contacts - Noun (plural) - lenses you wear directly on your eyes to help you see
optometrist - Noun (singular) - eye doctor
prescribe - Verb - officially tell someone to use a medicine or treatment
lenses - Noun (plural) - clear, curved piece of glass that helps people see better