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Contacts! I've had glasses since I was about seven/eight, and have worn them daily since then.

My first reaction when I got them in, blinked, and the world became clear (aside from bawling copiously because I was poking myself in both eyes) was that I AM ROBOT, THIS IS THE FUTURE. Intellectually I know contacts have been around for many years, but just I never thought about them on me. With them in I felt like I could run up to any old machine repair shop and trade in my old eyes for new ones. Like a parts store for your body. I felt like I was getting an upgrade :D

Everything is so much bigger too. After every new prescription I noticed everything looked a little smaller than before, but this basically undid years' worth of strengthening prescriptions in one go and I actually got confused about pennies. They looked so big I thought they were toy money! Oops. (I have a really strong prescription--it's leveled out to about -8.75 diopters, but I used to go up about one diopter a year.)

There are definitely disadvantages (so dizzy after the first set, sometimes not clear) but the other really cool thing is that now I know what my face looks like without glasses! That was a bit of a shock. It's weird to say, because who doesn't know what their face looks like? I know what mine looked like with my frames, but without them, not at all.I have to be really close to the mirror for my face to be in focus and it's really hard to see when you're so close. So that's been cool. I used to adjust to having a new face every time I had new frames (plus a lot of the changes were while I was a teenager, so my face was also changing.)

Oh! and yesterday I talked to a friend who'd done something similar (laser eye surgery) and she brought up the point of winter fogginess. omg that means I can wear scarves properly in the winter! Oh my god. You know if you have glasses and the scarf goes over you nose, it fogs up the lenses and often it freezes into frost? I just realized that if you have contacts there isn't this problem! Oh god, this may make up for everythingggg.


Crosspost: http://silverflight8.dreamwidth.org/160052.html.

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bluegerl
Aug. 24th, 2014 10:06 am (UTC)
How EXCITING!!!!! Sounds absolutely BRILLIANT! I'm still on specs but at least they have at last sorted my double double vision. (both eyes affected so I saw four of everything!)So I can understand your astonishment and joy!

BUT ... you HAVE EYES... He who hath eyes, let him SEE! oh golly am so happy for you. (does all sorts of silly happy dances!)
silverflight8
Aug. 25th, 2014 01:04 am (UTC)
That's good to hear! Four of everything sounds very disorienting and dizzying.

:DDDD
cherrytide
Aug. 24th, 2014 11:12 am (UTC)
Oh, exciting! These things can really give you a fresh perspective on the world. Hope you enjoy them!
silverflight8
Aug. 25th, 2014 01:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's really cool! I keep trying to adjust my glasses though, and then belatedly realizing there's nothing on my face. :P
gothrockrulz
Aug. 24th, 2014 09:52 pm (UTC)
Oooo, fun! Enjoy wearing scarves. :)
silverflight8
Aug. 26th, 2014 04:54 am (UTC)
I will! Winter, bring it!
sonneta
Aug. 25th, 2014 01:26 am (UTC)
I love the enthusiasm you have for your contacts! Hope they continue to work well for you.
silverflight8
Aug. 26th, 2014 04:55 am (UTC)
They are pretty cool! :D
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