Ed sat at the small table. The youthful technician smiled from the other side. “Great choice,” she said while fitting the frame over Ed’s nose and around his ears. She made a few tweaks before removing it.
“Would you like glass, polycarbonate or high-index plastic lenses?”
Ed thought for a second, but the technician continued before he could speak.
“Of course, we strongly recommend anti-scratch, anti-reflective, and anti-UV coatings.”
Ed could hear a cash register ringing in his ears with each option.
The technician smiled again. “What are your preferences?”
Ed didn’t hesitate this time. “Let’s go with anti-expensive.”
This 99-word story is my contribution to the September 21 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge to "write a story using a lens."