“Tell me what you see now.” Scarlett said.
Isaac shrugged. He had one hand covering his right eye and he was supposed to read the fourth to last row of letters on the seeing chart that hung upon the wall on the other side of the door. “You know, this would be a lot easier if you just let me look with both eyes.”
Scarlett cracked a smile. “Yeah, that’s not exactly how this works.”
Isaac groaned. He narrowed his left eye trying to see well, but the letters in the row weren’t getting any less blurry.
“Try reading the sixth line from the bottom instead of the fourth.” Scarlett suggested.
“Sure,” Isaac took a step forward.
“Hey,” Scarlett said catching him immediately. “Step back.”
Isaac obeyed taking a step back but didn’t reply as though he had done nothing wrong.
“Read the letters to me.” Scarlett ordered again. Her tone was calm and gentle though it was obvious to Isaac she was getting a little impatient. It wasn’t his fault she was making him close one eye and stay ridiculously far away from the chart.
Isaac groaned. She probably already had it written down in her chart that he was blind. She was probably making him continue just to get a kick out of it.
“Okay, this isn’t working. Try covering your other eye.” Scarlett said.
“Well, now this is much worse.”
Scarlett looked up from jotting something down on the clipboard. She sighed when she noticed Isaac had both his eyes covered. “Stop being a smart-guy, Isaac. You know what I meant.”
Issac uncovered both his eyes and grinned at his eye doctor. “Yeah, but it was funny, right?”
“Cover your left eye and read the sixth row from the bottom.” Scarlett repeated unfazed by Issac’s antics.
Issac did so and wrinkled his face in disgust. “This is worse… my right eye is all blurry. How do you expect me to see anything better than I did with my left eye?”
Scarlett let out a sigh. “Your eye is just adjusting to the light again Issac. Give it a minute.”
Issac nodded and silence filled the room for a little bit. He remained in his spot, his hand still covering his left eye. Scarlett watched him, waiting. Expecting him to be begin but he didn’t seem like he was going to anytime soon.
“What are you doing?” she asked.
“I’m letting my eye adjust.”
“Alright, alright…” Issac sighed.
“You can’t read the chart, can you?” Scarlett finally concluded.
“Nope.” Issac said quickly.
“Can you at least read the first time?” she wondered exasperated.
Issac uncovered his left eye and squinted. Scarlett let that one slide despite him still needing to cover an eye.
“A, B, C, D, E, F, G.” Issac beamed. He turned to Scarlett and nodded with a large grin.
Scarlett let out an annoyed sigh. “There are only six letters on the top row.”
“Oh,” Issac turned his attention back to the chart. He tilted his head as though that would help him read it better.
“Okay, I think you need some glasses.” Scarlett finally declared.
“You can’t see.”
“I can see in front of me.” Issac protested. “Why do I need to see things far away? If you want to see something that’s far away then just walk up to it. Unless you’re at the zoo, then you should stay away… so probably just don’t go to the zoo at all.”
Scarlett pinched the bridge of her nose. “Issac, how did you get here today?”
“And how was that?”
“I hit two curbs and took up two parking spaces. Why?”
Scarlett sighed exasperated. “This is why you need to have the ability to see far away.”
“I don’t want to hear it. If you don’t get glasses today, I’m going to call your mother to come pick you up.”
Issac folded his arms across his chest and pouted. “This is stupid.”
“Well,” Scarlett couldn’t help but smirk, “this is what happens when you don’t come for an eye exam in seven years.”