One of the increasing and time consuming responsibilities as the aging process continues is the need for medical care, both preventive and intervention for acute care issues. This morning, we are off for the annual eye check up. Now, I have had extreme dry eye my adult life which was exacerbated by cataract surgery. I see the doctor every 6 months for treatment anyway. But, I still have to go for the annual exam which to me is redundant almost torture. Having the eyes dilated requires someone else to drive home and very efficient sunglasses. Frequently I refuse the “service” and must endure the lecture related to the many predictive values of this process.