Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New contacts - why did I wait so long?

If you wear contacts (disposable variety), I bet you know what I mean by the title of the post.

For those of you who don't wear contacts..... maybe I can make an analogy with quilting rotary cutting blades.

We go on... cutting away... knowing that cutting seems to be getting a little bit tougher... but we carry on.... prolonging the ultimate moment when we need to trash our current blade for a new one.

And then one day, we finally break down and put a new blade in.

Smooth cutting...
No fighting resistance...

Well, the same is true with my contacts.  When I first started wearing contacts, "my" brand was an annual variety;  not disposables.  Sadly, they were discontinued about 8 years ago, and I've lived with disposables since.  Two summers ago, my eye doc talked me into buying toric lenses due to my worsening eye astigmatism.  Okay.  I could do that.

At my appointment in April, he informed me that THOSE lenses were discontinued :\  BUT "the company was planning to bring them back on the market - late summer."  So, he sent me on my way with a 30-day trial disposable pair to help me "get by" until I could order my normal lenses.





My lenses were getting a bit bothersome (they are only 30-day lenses!) so I called last week to see if any information came through on my lenses.  Good news:  the lenses were back on the market!  I ordered a box for each eye (different prescriptions for each), picked them up yesterday before swim lessons, and......
ahhhhhhhh........putting my lenses in this morning;  .... it was like cutting with a brand new blade:

No fighting the terrible blink-blink-blink, waiting for the burn to go away


scraphappy said...

So nice to have new blade, every time I wonder why I didn't do it sooner.

Patchwork Penguin said...

Now you can see what you're cutting :o)

Glad your eyes are feeling better.

Andee said...

Yay for clear vision and sharp blades!

Pattilou said...

I can relate to your story of the contacts and the blades! Great comparison!