I started my journey in Christian Science when I retired from the Army in 2004. I joined The Mother Church and our branch church and attended class instruction. Over the years, I have served on various church committees, and recently served as Second Reader.
In 2017 I was having focusing difficulty with my eyes. I wore reading glasses that were prescribed by the Army as part of my outgoing physical exam when I retired, and I had not updated the prescription. I decided to go to a local eyeglass chain that touted quick exams and new eyeglasses.
After I filled out the forms for the exam, the attendant told me she was going to take pictures of my eyes with a machine that exposed the interior of my eye so the doctor could look at them. When I asked why this was necessary, she said it was a precautionary measure. I politely refused this, and was then ushered into an exam room to wait for the doctor.