The real motivation was the fact that my glasses have gotten so scratched up over the years that they appear to be permanently smudged.
The new pair are in the mail and should arrive on Friday or Monday.
For the exam I had to get those eye drops in that make your pupils big. My pupils got so big there was no ring of color in my eye. It was very strange. Even the doctor remarked that I had unusually large pupils. I have a picture of it.