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December 9, 2011 7:54 PM Subscribe
I want to try out contact lenses again.
posted by joyeuxamelie to health & fitness (29 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I've been wearing glasses since I was in first grade and I'm now a grad student. About 2 years ago, I decided to try out contacts, because I got tired of wearing glasses. I have quite poor vision, so I wear my glasses from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed. I got tired of the way I looked with glasses and wanted to try contacts.
So, I went to the dr. and got some contacts. They told me to put them on at the store and that's where the trouble started. It took me ages to put them on. Literally more than an hour. It was quite embarrassing and I could tell the staff was getting fed up with me for taking so long. :(
Even with practice, I couldn't get the hang of it. I'm not someone with a lot of time to spare when getting ready for school in the morning, so eventually I gave up and just settled for glasses.
But lately I've been thinking about trying contacts again. I'd like a bit of a makeover, I guess. It's not that I think glasses are "ugly" -- I quite like my current frames. It's just that I'm tired of my eyes hiding behind them.
The biggest reason why I couldn't get the lenses in the first time is because my "blink reflex" was too strong or something. But since then, I think it's calmed down, mostly because I wear eye makeup nowadays (I didn't before) and am used to waving mascara wands and eye pencils and eyeshadow brushes around my eyes. So I was wondering, if contacts would work this time.
What are some of the ways you learned to put on contacts easily? What did I miss the first time?
I'm worried about sinking money into contacts, only to have them sit unused like my previous set. (I still have the unopened boxes.) Any advice is much appreciated. I'd like to return to school in January looking much cuter!
p.s. like I said, I still have the old boxes of contacts, completely unopened. There's a date on the box that says "2012/04"... is that the expiration date? Would it be okay to practice with them? My eye prescription hasn't changed since then.