I’m watching Harry Potter and I was thinking about how he has glasses, broken glasses but still glasses. And who ever cared about him enough to get him to a doctor much less an eye doctor???
I would assume a teacher made it happen. But I really would like to know the back story on this one. Because it seems not like something his aunt and uncle would deal with.
I was thinking about that too, and I think it comes down to the Dursley’s obsession with appearance. Harry’s scruffy look, brought on by too-big clothes, is the sort of thing a teacher might overlook if Harry appears clean and not majorly neglected. Refusing to take a child to the doctor when they need to go is an obvious sign of neglect that, combined with everything else, might have caused someone to ask questions.
Also, England has universal healthcare, making it far less expensive than it would be in the U.S.