Beginning yesterday at around 3:15 p.m., I officially became a contacts wearer. I have been wearing eye-glasses since the 5th grade. My eyes have gotten progressively worse, to the extent that now even the ultra thin lenses are too thick on the sides to properly fit into frames with a nose piece. I went in the other day for an eye exam because my frames were beginning to crack, and I was overdue for one anyway. When I found out that insurance would not cover new frames until Jan 2009, I thought maybe I could try contacts since insurance would cover part of that. So, I did the fitting, and got them in with the help of one of the ladies there. It took the doctor to get them out. My eyes are very sensitive. That was all fine and dandy, but I had to be able to get them in and out on my own before they could let me leave with them. So I tried, and I tried, and I tried, but I could not do it. After 45 minutes I gave up, defeated.
Yesterday, I decided to have another go at it, and sure enough, I finally got it done! This morning I was able to get them in with relatively little difficulty, and I think I really like them. One thing is certain, it is definitely a different “feel.” I’m amazed at how much bigger everything looks. My computer screen seems huge! I looked down at my feet and thought, “Man, have my feet grown?” I think it is just because glasses are further from your eyes and it makes everything look more distant than it really is. I really don’t know. But I like it. My wife is proud of me, and likes it too because she likes my eyes, which is a good thing. You can see my laugh lines a lot more now, but I guess that comes with the territory.