I just had to laugh when I read Julie’s blog. I, too, visited the eye doctor yesterday. That tell-tale squint was happening again, so I knew the time had come. Also, after wearing glasses for 3 years, I was ready for contacts again. I even got to wear them home!
Here is a wonderful self-photo of me donning my new contacts. (Please note that the brown smudge on my lip was not there when I was at the optometrist, but was added later when “the boy” forced some delicious fudge in my mouth.)
I was 7 years old when I got my first pair of glasses, and only 11 years old when I was prescribed hard contacts to stop my eyes from changing so drastically. After 25 years of contact wearing, I wanted a break. Although I’ve enjoyed my specs, I have come up with the top 7 reasons why I wanted contacts again.
- I had to take off my glasses every time I wanted a big smooch from my man.
- I couldn’t cuddle with my head squished in a pillow watching a movie on the couch.
- My oh-so-oily skin kept lubricating the lenses of my glasses, so I’d have to clean them several times a day. (Note the sheen in the picture above. I didn’t even have to pay for that stylish glow.)
- Swimming with glasses is a nuisance. Swimming without glasses is good if we’re playing blind man’s bluff.
- I could not merely look up or down or side to side. My head would have to follow where my eyes wanted to look to see with clarity through the lenses.
- When it rained, I had to shield my glasses, then wipe off the raindrops.
- My depth perception truly affected my ability to catch a ball. (Oh, wait. I couldn’t catch a ball while wearing contacts either.)
And my son is excited because I no longer have an excuse not to be squirted with the water gun.