Contacts

So I just got new contacts last night…and for the first time, I am wearing soft contacts.

I’ve been wearing hard contacts since I was 15. At the time I got them, you couldn’t get soft contacts with my prescription. A few years ago, I asked the eye doctor if I could get soft contacts, and he told me that after so many years of wearing hard ones, I probably wouldn’t like the soft ones.

Well, I tried soft ones. And they are a lot more comfortable, no question. But they are a LOT harder to put in and out…a lot more “sticking your finger in your eye” action, which I don’t dig on. But we’ll see. I am on a week trial; if at the end of the week I decide I don’t like them, we’ll order hard ones. If I do like them, they I get more soft.

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~ by Matt Stratton on January 30, 2004.

5 Responses to “Contacts”

  1. I’ve always had problems sticking stuff in my eyes (can barely get eyedrops in) and I’ve been wearing soft contacts for almost 10 years. I still have to put them in so they stick to the white part of my eye, grab my upper eyelid, pull it over them and let them float into place. Same thing when I take them out…pull them down to the white, and pinch them out.

    Good luck!

  2. I just can’t seem to get my eyelids open far enough. Soft contacts are sooooo much bigger than hard ones!

    Getting them out is pretty easy. The doctor told me to do it the way you described. Apparently you can damage your corneas if you take them out when they are over the iris.

  3. I usually pull down my lower eyelid when I put them in. That should give you enough room.

  4. I tried that. I think my eyes are just too droopy.

  5. You’re just screwed then. 😉

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