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A functional aid to my life
Contact Lenses in general
Member Name: hpsauce79
Contact Lenses in general
Advantages: No glasses getting in the way
Disadvantages: sticking finger in eye, expensive long term
If you had asked me before needing them would I get some I would have said no as my only experience was my mum who wore hard lenses and has had the same pair since I can remember. They often get stuff behind them and years of watching my mum take them out and spit on them always made my stomach turn.
I started wearing them after getting a motorbike over ten years ago and finding with a crash hat on the arms of my glasses cut into my ears and are terribly uncomfortable. I have worn glasses for years but am not that blind and have been known to make it halfway out the front door before realising they aren't on but I notice when trying to focus at distance that it is all a bit blurry.
The other times when contact lenses are indespensible to me is when taking lots of pictures with my DSLR, putting my glasses on my head every time I want to look through the view finder is a real pain and has lead to the demise of at least one pair that fell off and I instantly stood on. Cleaning them when standing outside in pooring rain also gets very tedious as does needing a seond pair when sunny.
It took a while for me to find some that were comfortbale. This may have been exasperated by the fact for years I never knew they only go on one way round. If you have them reversed they have a sort of lip on them and are uncomfortable and will often split which scratches at your eye like having an eye lash in it and are hard to get the two pieces out.
Due to the fact I only wear them on odd occassions I have daily disposables, I have a really skinflint friend who has the same lenses but wears them for a few days before throwing them away with no problems and to be honest I don't know what the composite difference is between the daily or monthly disposables that means they only last one day.
I have never had a problem with putting them in so don't know why people find it so scarey although people who who have had laser eye surgery where they cut a flap back on your eye makes me weak at the knees so I guess it is just a matter of degrees.
I work in a very dusty dirty envirmoment and did try wearing contacts at work but they just got to irritated from the dust and dirt so I wear glasses most days and contact lenses when it suits so it isn't really a vanity thing with me
They aren't for everyone but can a be real god send in certain situations but if I was wearing them everyday I might look in to laser eye surgery more as waking in the morning or swimming and being able to see crystal clear woudl be lovely.
Summary: You will either get on with them or not, try and find out