Our Absurd Life: 11/03/20 – A Visit to the Optometrist

A Visit to the Optometrist

Hola Family & Friends

I hope everyone is hanging in like spiders.  Or hanging on like bats.  Or just hanging around like potted plants.  That would be awful to be a potted plant.  Always having to wait for someone to move you to a sunnier or shadier spot, arrive on time with the water, and wipe the dust off your leaves.  Just kinda stuck in a pot.

I guess today I can add to my gratitude list that I’m not a potted plant.  

The idea for tonight’s Essential Cartoon came to me yesterday while sitting in my optometrist’s office waiting for my new lenses to be popped into my old frames.  Luckily I keep an extra pair of readers in my shirt pocket and carry a mini notebook to scribble down ideas.

Byron, I tried to include the eye chart that so exemplifies an optometrist’s office, but it’s a tough one to reproduce on such a small scale.  I did try.  Honest.

I wish everyone a restful rest of your evening. 

Until tomorrow. . . 


Ian S.


“No rulers were harmed during the making of this cartoon.”

“Let’s still be careful out there.”

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