A couple of weeks ago, I had my eyes checked. Turns out, the contacts and the glasses I am using now are already obsolete for my requirements.
So I bought new contact lenses (which cost a fortune) and tried them out last Saturday.
That evening I went out to the balcony to look at the stars.
For the last few years, when I looked at the stars I saw them as blobs of overlapping double images. They didn't even twinkle.
But that night, I saw them again. For the first time in a long time. As stars, and not as blobs of white.
And then at that moment, it was worth every centavo.