As always, the optician was professional, patient and explained the situation clearly.
I left knowing exactly the state of my eye sight and what to expect in the coming years. He was also honest enough to tell me that I did not, for the time being, need new glasses and noticed that the glasses I have needed tightening. This was done immediately and have to admit the glasses do fit much more comfortably now.
Although I do not look forward to optician visits I feel that my eyesight is in safe hands.