Taking Mother for an eye test

The poignancy of taking my 92-year old mother with Alzheimer’s for an eye test:

Optician:              Can you read those letters for me?

Mum:                    V, O, H, A

Optician:              Very good. Now let’s try the other eye. Can you read those letters for me?

Mum:                    Those big letters? It’s a bit dark. The colours make it difficult. F, I…

Me:                        Mum. You’re trying to read the Fire Exit sign…

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