Well, I wore my contacts Sat, Sun, and again today. Today was the last day of my trial so I had a checkup. Here’s what I think:
Fit — I thought the lenses fit well. Sure, I knew there were there because I could feel the edges of them as I moved my eyes; however, when I blinked they stayed in place and I couldn’t feel them when I closed my eyes.
Ease of Insertion — after the troubles on day 2, I didn’t have any repeat problems getting them in. Although, for full-time wear, I certainly need a concave mirror.
Sight Quality — this is where they didn’t excel. I couldn’t see as well with my contacts. My left eye was fairly good but my right eye wasn’t. I could read fine; however, it felt like things got fuzzier faster than they should have. I mentioned this to the doctor today and….
She did another mini-exam. I’m going to get a trial of 2 different kinds of lenses that may correct my astigmatism better. The lenses have a rotation to them and only come in certain rotations. My left eye was a good fit (I needed 161 and the lenses came in 160). In the right eye, I needed something like 50 and could get a 20 or 90. That explains my fuzzy vision.
The new lenses should be in on Friday or Monday. I’ll post a follow-up here. If we can get the same quality of sight with contacts, who knows….I may be converted :^)
Image from attila acs via flickr