Saturday, April 25, 2009

Feeling Naked

I've worn glasses for what? 20 years? and I am so used to them that I really don't even notice that I have them on anymore.

But boy, do I notice when I don't have them on. Let me explain.

It rained last week -- almost 3" of rain in two days -- and after walking outside I was once again reminded how annoying it is to have glasses in the rain. It's a pain in the butt. Unless they design windshield wipers for glasses, they make it impossible to just walk around and see things.

So, I think to myself, a-hah! Contacts would solve the problem! I haven't worn contacts in 15 years (since I moved to the semi-arid climate of Colorado and realized that they stuck to my eyeballs like velcro (not comfortable!). But - I've been here for years and I'm used to the dryness now. Off to the eye doctor!

They have daily contacts now -- you wear them one day and then toss them. No cleaning solution, no mucking about with the lenses every night. And they are so much more comfortable! Lens technology has come a long way since I tried them the first time. I have a five day trial of lenses and I'm relearning how to get them in and all that jazz. So far, so good.

Of course, I feel positively NAKED without my glasses on. I keep pushing up my invisible glasses (and poking myself in the eye on more than one occassion). I will still wear glasses most of the time - the contacts are just for backup, really.

It's amazing how much you get used to wearing glasses and how weird it feels to not have them!

1 comment:

laurafingerson said...

Oh yes, I totally agree! I get phantom feel from wearing sunglasses on my head when I am indoors -- I can feel them on my head for hours afterwards. I feel for you. And oh yes, dailies are the best invention ever! I wear mine for two days (soak in solution overnight, no scrubbing or anything) to save money, but John wears his for weeks and weeks (because he hasn't gotten around to getting a new prescription to order more online). Hooray for dailies! The best travel-wear, too. Hooray for living in 2009 with all these nifty inventions!