In July, I decided to try contacts. For several reasons:
-Glasses are a pain. They get so dirty, sweaty, scratched. They slide down my nose, constantly. Annoying.
-I wanted to wear non-prescription sunglasses. Blingy ones, sporty ones, designer, and/or cheap ones. Its all about having a choice, not just one pair for 5 years. Sunglasses get beat up, lost and broken so easily. I want a pair in my purse, in the car, and on the boat….(if we had a boat that would be great, maybe we will get a boat now that I have a pair of sunglasses for it.)
-Okay and I’ll admit it…maybe vanity just had a little itty bit to do with the contacts decision.
The new contacts are much improved from 10-15 years ago when I gave up on them. More comfortable, more water content. And I was surprised to find they now have bifocal contacts, and being that I am just over 40, that is what I need. The problem is that with bifocals in the lens, distance vision suffers. The stronger the bifocal, the less you will see far away. Road signs were fuzzy, I felt like Mr. Magoo. (Does anyone remember Mr. Magoo) So after two different prescription strengths of this type I went on to the next option.
The next option was to wear contacts for distance vision, and opt for cheater magnifier glasses for close up. No not for me, I quickly tired of wearing cheaters. I basically walked around with them sitting on the tip of my nose all the time. I even felt it necessary to wear them while eating, so I could see the food.
But, the third time was a charm. I tried monovision. One eye for distance and the other for closeup. I was so very surprised that I INSTANTLY adjusted. My stronger, leading eye is set up for distance. I find the other eye just kicks in when needed for the close up views. There is a middle ground that I can’t seem to focus clearly on yet, but am hoping that will correct itself as time goes on.
The only disadvantage to contacts is that I forget I have them in and use hairspray. That just about ruins them instantly. Right now, I’m forced to wear a pair that has a hair spray shellac coating on them. Not pleasant, but I only have this one sample pair. I am on the prowl for hair products that are nonaerosol.
So, I conclude this little review of my experience with contacts. Hopefully it will be helpful to someone.