Hello, my dears!
Now, today, I don’t want to faff about too much. I know I always say that and then never follow through, but this time, I mean it! We have a very important topic to discuss, and I don’t want to waste any time. So let’s get right down to it, shall we?
Keeping Eyesight Sharp on the Road
Today, we’re going to be talking about good eyesight and eye health, and why they are extremely important for people who make a living out of courier jobs. Well, actually, we’re going to talk about a lot more than that, because the answer to that question should be obvious.
Courier jobs (mostly) require driving, and driving requires having good eyesight in order to be able to see all that’s going on around and ahead of you. So, rather, what we’re going to be doing is going over a list of ways you can make sure your eyesight remains in tip-top shape – not only for the time being, but for years to come as well.
The main way, of course, is to have your eyes examined regularly. You don’t need to go to a special ‘courier optician’ or anything, either – just your local one will do. And before you ask, yes, this is more important than you think. Eye examinations have more uses than just making sure you’re not blind. Doctors can also detect any issues you may be developing in your eyes that could affect you in the long run, and make sure they get treated before that happens. Things like cataracts or even just a normal pink eye infection can come to light while you’re in the opticians’ chair – so don’t overlook your eye exams! (Sorry, pun intended!)
Once you do have your eyes tested, though, it’s important to not just keep it to yourself. It’s one thing when you do self-employed courier jobs, but if you work for a larger company, your boss needs to know about any problems the opticians may have discovered. This is not just so they can help pay for them (if you’re lucky, they might), it’s really so they understand if there are any steps that need to be taken, so all parties are protected, physically and legally. Remember, communication is key – so don’t make life difficult for yourself!
There you have it, then. A couple of measures that may not seem to amount to much, but which can ensure your eyes stay healthy and in good shape for longer. And take it from someone who’s blind as a bat without glasses – you’ll want to make sure you take care of them!
Well, that’s it from me for now. Until I see you again…
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