unknown@wiki ESL Podcast 234 – Seeing an Eye Doctor


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I’ve been getting a lot of headaches the past few weeks and my co-worker suggested I go see an optometrist.
optometrist 【名】 検眼医
Dr. Olho: Okay, let’s take a look. Do you wear glasses or contacts?

Virginia: I used to, but I had laser eye surgery three years ago and I don’t wear them anymore.

Dr. Olho: I see. Well, let’s check your
vision. It may be that even though your vision was 20/20 after the surgery, it’s changed and you are now either near- sighted or far-sighted. Cover your left eye and take a look at the eye chart. Read the last line that you can make out.

20/20 :perfect vision 視力1


make out 判読する recognize, see clearly


Virginia: I can read the fourth line down – X, C, D, O, M, A.

Dr. Olho: Hmmm...okay. Cover your other eye and do the same. Good. I’m going to have you look through this machine and I want you to tell me if A or B is sharper and clearer. Okay, A or B, A or B?

Virginia: A is a little blurry. I think B is better.
blurry 発音注意


Dr. Olho: Okay, I think that you’ve developed some far-sightedness and will need reading glasses. I’m
writing out a prescription for you. When you’ve pick out a frame, give them the prescription and they’ll make your lenses. Any questions?
write out a prescription 処方せんを書く


Virginia: So, do you really think I need reading glasses? I’m not that old.

Dr. Olho: I’m sorry to say that you do. Some people have to get them earlier than others. At least you’re not having any serious eye problems like glaucoma.
glaucoma 【名】 《眼科》緑内障
Virginia: Yeah, I guess that’s one thing to be grateful for.

grateful for 《be ~》~に感謝している
・ I am grateful for being born in this country. 私はこの国に生まれたことを感謝している。