Here we are in January 2022 and you may be forgiven for thinking not much has changed since last January – mask-wearing, social distancing, working from home – it all seems pretty much the same as January 2021. After a summer where we were all able to resume some normality, it has felt a shock to live a restricted life once more.
However, we need to remind ourselves of how far we have actually come – in the early days of January 2021 most of us had not even had our first vaccine and now many of us are on our third (or even fourth in some cases). This time last year Trump was still in office, Jeff Besos hadn’t been into space and we were all still looking forward to being able to hug our family and friends – and actually for some -to meet new family members. Who could have imagined not being able to hold a new grandchild until they were many months old? Of course, for those with far-flung families, this still might not have been possible yet – but what a good reason to look forward to 2022.
In 2022 we can expect more targeted vaccines with quicker roll-outs as the scientists get more adept at ways to try and keep apace of virus mutations. Hopefully, we can look ahead to holidays, parties, and mingling with colleagues at meetings and conferences.
At Donner Optometrists, we are looking forward to another year of continuing to help our local community get the best from their eyesight by providing expert eye care and a fantastic choice of eyewear. Whether you are a crafter, a bridge player, a golfer, or a working from home-er we can help you optimise your vision at all distances. We are always happy to give advice so pop in and see us!