My new glasses and prescription sunglasses were ready, as were L—’s glasses, so we cycled up to the Barbican to pick them up on Saturday morning. Being able to see is expensive, but useful. I’ve only had prescription sunglasses once before, and I made the mistake of choosing very dark lenses. That was absolutely terrifying when I drove into a multi-storey car park. This time, I went for a fairly light 75% tint, which is more reasonable and doesn’t render me totally blind if I wear them indoors.