Reading glasses(vellezhuthu kannadi/kitta parvai kannadi) hawker in USA
Long long back , my father who used to read a lot , told me that he is not able to read because he has Vellezhuthu. Few days later there was a temple festival in our village. My father took me to the festival and unusually went to the place hawkers used to sit.One of them was selling Mooku Kannadi( spectacles).My father tried a few , chose one , haggled with a hawker paid him two rupees and brought a mooku kannadi, From then on , I have always seen him wear it. , never went to opthomologist and used to buy spectacles from hawkers for either two or three rupees.
Times rolled by.I crossed 40 years of age, and suddenly I was not able to read. I went to opthomologist and he prescribed me glasses , charged me 40 rupees and sent me to a spectacle shop , who charged me around 200 rs.My friend told me that I have Chaleswaram. When I blinked he told me that when you are “Chalis oopar” you get this disease. When I forget the spectacles or it gets
broken or lost I used to spend several hundred rupees(later at least thousand rupees ) to get a new spectacle. Slowly I started wearing plastic lens but about 5 years back my opthomologist recommended me to buy a reading glass for just 200 rupees.Ofcourse I did not.
Recently I forgot my spectacles in a temple. My son told me that my eye exam would cost around 200$ and a spectacle itself would cost around another 200$.My son and me travelled 60 km and got back the spectacles and left out of a sigh of relief.
Today I happened to go to “Dollar central store” and to my surprise “reading spectacles” of any power was available there for just one Dollar.I recollected the hawker who used to sell spectacles to my father and purchased a suitable one , for emergency and came back.Now as long as I am in USA, I need not worry about loss or breakage of reading glasses. I can solve my problem by spending one dollar