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I have contacts. Er, a contact, because my right eye is so astigmatic that the doctor said I was right for not wearing a prescription in it for the last ten years. It wouldn't do any good, and would probably give me double vision to wear the "correct" prescription.

I'm getting coloured ones, so I'll have a "blank" contact for my right eye, when the colours come in. For rightnow, though, I have a trial clear contact in my left eye, and it's... Bizarre.

I haven't worn them since high school, and it just feels *wrong*. Oh, not the contact itself; that's perfectly comfortable. But the not having my glasses on. I feel every time I look at something like I shouldn't be able to focus on it, even though I can. Plus I'm not sure I can see as well with the contact as with my old glasses, but there's no real way to test that. Can't just whip the contact out, put the glasses on, back/forth, better like this or better like this. Too much eye-watering and such, so there's no real immediate test.

But it's odd. Seeing things I shouldn't be able to see. I feel like I should be stumbling around half blind, because there's no familiar weight on my nose. Like I'm conditioned to it.

(I have a new pair of glasses on order too, because I'm not dealing with the contacts crap *all* the time, and I think I look better in glasses anyway. Th contacts are pretty much just a "Hey, I'm a grown up, I have my own job, let's do a vanity thing for once." deal.)
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Keeping your nose on your face

loreleif

2002-02-08 08:32 am (UTC) (Link)

I've gone back and forth a few times. Always takes me a few months to stop pushing my nose back onto my face. I find it's best to cultivate a few other nervous twitches to camouflage it. Playing with your hair works nicely.

What colour contacts are you getting?

Can't do contacts any more, though; I have nails now. Ouch! Thinking of surgery.

Re: Keeping your nose on your face

mpoetess

2002-02-08 10:47 am (UTC) (Link)

What colour contacts are you getting?

Can't do contacts any more, though; I have nails now. Ouch! Thinking of surgery.


Blue or green.

I wanted *bright* green, but I'd settled on blue because the green Acu-Vu contacts were too much like my natural colour, which is kind of muddy green/brown hazel. There wasn't enough of a change.

But then there was this whole insanity with the opthamologist saying they might not fit, I'd have to wear them for a week and test them. Then she left, and the optometrist said they could order ones that *would* fit, and wrote up the order in my size. Then *he* left, and the techs said that the Acu-Vu didn't *come* in a size that would fit my eyes, and they didn't want to put the opometrist's order into the system, because they'd just get a message back from the company saying they don't make that size.

So I'm supposed to wear the trial clear, in the *correct* size, for a week, then see the main Doc there for a refit (which all new contact prescriptions have to do anyway). Because (strongly implied) the doc who had seen me was an idiot, and the optometrist who had ordered the size that wasn't available was an idiot, and they can order other brands in similar colours for me that *do* come in the right size, if the main doc authorizes it next week. Phew. If that sounds confusing, imagine me trying to figure out what the hell theyw ere saying, last night.

Er, so, point: if I get to pick from a different selection of shades, I might go with green anyway, if there's a brighter one than the Acu-Vu green. Otherwise, blue.

Re: Keeping your nose on your face

mpoetess

2002-02-08 10:48 am (UTC) (Link)

Can't do contacts any more, though; I have nails now. Ouch! Thinking of surgery.


To remove your nails? ;-)

cicirossi

2002-02-08 08:35 am (UTC) (Link)

*grin* The last time I got new glasses, everything was *Really* close-up for the first few days. Left me kind of nauseous and dizzy. Hee.

wolfling

2002-02-08 08:36 am (UTC) (Link)

I've tried contacts before -- and would really like to be able to wear them, but I have allergies that make my eyes water badly and contacts just exasorbate the problem. I always ended up looking like I'd been to a 3 day party without the fun of the party first.

What color contacts are you getting?

mpoetess

2002-02-08 10:48 am (UTC) (Link)

See above!

zortified

2002-02-08 08:40 am (UTC) (Link)

I wore contacts through high school and into college, mostly for sports. I like glasses better because I can easily take them off and rest my eyes.

Since everyone else is asking... what color glasses frames didja get?

cicirossi

2002-02-08 08:42 am (UTC) (Link)

*nudges James* I didn't ask. But the penguins are glad you did.

Whose penguins?

zortified

2002-02-08 08:44 am (UTC) (Link)

My penguins ate you already, so you can't talk. So there.

mpoetess

2002-02-08 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Bronze metal, with wooden temples. Kinda freaky (and expensive, which I didn't realize until we were ringing everything up, but by then, I liked them too much), but cool.

benaresq

2002-02-09 06:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Funny, I was just going to post an entry on the truly ridiculous process of contact-lens removal while drunk. You want to watch out for that one. I think it took me half an hour last night, although part of that was plucking up the courage cos I *knew* I was going to drop one of the feckers. And it's always the *first* one you drop on the bathroom floor, so you have to look for it with one lens in and the other out and so your vision is blurry and odd and double-visiony. I know what you mean about glasseslessness being odd: I felt bizarrely unprotected and naked when I began to wear lenses again.