It's been on the list since we've moved here: get Emily some new glasses.
Being the fashion center of the world, every day we see the coolest glasses in the world being worn, being sold, being displayed - everywhere. But being foreigners, we were a little hesitant about the process involved since I actually need glasses to see and read (and write this blog). We had so many questions, and didn't know how to get them answered. Would it be expensive? Would we need insurance? Would there be hidden costs? Would we have all the paper work needed?
Not only are the eye exams free, but if you get "a note from the doctor" your glasses are free too. I was also informed that glasses you purchase now, you can then claim on your taxes as a tax deductible medical expense. A strange concept for these two Americans. So needless to say, we put down a €30 deposit and ordered me some new lenses!