Tuesday, 6 March 2012

It's Gonna Be A Bright, Bright, Sunshiny Day*

Stretching Away by foundimagination
I don't think I ever told you, but I got contacts.

I don't really use them, mind you, but I got them nonetheless.

It happened back when I was running a lot and happened to have had an eye appointment and it was really annoying me to have to wear my glasses while running (I don't see distance well and I see less well in the dusk/dark and it's important to be able to see where you're going when you're running and plus I like to see) and so I talked to the optometrist and we decided to try contacts.

He told me that some people wear them every day, or some people just wear them for certain occasions/reasons.

I already figured that since I don't wear my glasses all day (just for driving after dusk or if going somewhere I need to see distances (concert, etc.) I wouldn't wear contacts all day either, but it's pretty cool having them in. (on?)

I won't go into the gong show that is me getting into the habit of putting the lenses in. I out-think myself every time and since I don't wear them often enough to get better at the whole process, it tends to leave me sore and red-eyed and watery, so don't use me as your example of how to put in contacts quite yet.

But when I do put my contacts in, it's the weirdest thing to be able to see everything clearly, without edges or areas of blur.

It's still weird on my brain though, because when I have my glasses on, I can still "extra squint" and improve my vision even more, but it doesn't seem to work with my contacts.

I've stopped running now (physio's order) so I haven't had a reason to use my contacts since C-Dawg and I went to Beer Fest (and I wanted to see all the cute guys from afar.)

So, yeah. There's no real point to this post other than to say I have contacts, I don't wear them much, but they're pretty cool. (And I'm still not used to putting them in and maybe never will be at this rate?)

*Get it?


Dominic said...

I wear glasses all the time. Except when running - I much prefer to be lens-less for that. Couldn't give you a reason why, possibly just because it's the only time when I don't feel the need for them.

I have contacts.. somewhere. I only ever use them when I go scuba diving tho.

Victoria said...

So you're ok with running and not being able to see :)

Just a Girl said...

I used to have contacts. Not that I needed to wear them all the time. Sort of like you. But getting them in was always a production for me too. My nose would run, eyes water, hands shake. Lol. I don't know how people do it everyday. Plus, you can't really wear eye makeup with them. Or at least I never could...I'm sure you needed to know that.

Victoria said...

Oh Candy, that sounds familiar! lol

Dateafrenchman said...

I'm one of those people who wears contacts every day. You just kind of get used to sticking them in as part of your morning routine. As for sensitive eyes and makeup, you just need to try lots of different brands. I think I tried five. And my glasses? The lenses are absolutely filthy and I think I wear them once or twice a year.

Victoria said...

I'm pretty sure I'd get better at putting them in if I practiced. The hardest thing for me the last time I put them in was knowing if the lens was inside out or not and then finally getting it in and finding out it was backwards and oh man, there goes 15 minutes!