Me…with contacts

Me with contacts

I had needed an eye exam but had been putting it off.  That is until my glasses broke.  Well, when I went, they were running a special…free eye exams.  My insurance will pay for one exam per year so I thought I’d go back for a contact lens exam.  Turns out, that was free too.  Now, a bit of background….

About 20 years ago in Hermann, MO I gave contacts a go.  However, my eyes were bad enough that to get the correction I needed, I had to get gas permeable contacts (as opposed to soft ones).  I never did get used to them moving on my eyes and gave up on them.

Fast forward to yesterday.  I picked up my contacts, they showed me how to insert/remove them, and sent me on the way with 5 trial pairs of daily lenses. 

Initial results:

  1. I can’t see as well as I can with glasses.  Although, my vision is corrected to 20/20 with contacts, it is corrected to something like 20/10 with glasses.
  2. The dr said that would get better as my eyes adjusted to the contacts
  3. I didn’t notice them in my eyes too much.  I expect as I get used to them, that will go away
  4. Because of #1, I doubt I’ll wear them 100% of the time.

[Update 2013-02-02 06:27:28] A write-up is here after me wearing contacts for the second day.

[Update 2013-02-04 18:46:42] I had day 5 of my trial.  I blogged about days 3, 4, and 5 here.

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