Wednesday, July 25, 2012
New contacts - why did I wait so long?
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.
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