10.16.2006

Horror Stories

Tomorrow is a big day for me. I have finally (or at least I hope I have) conquered my fear of placing a foreign object onto my eyeball, and I will be getting contact lenses. I can't wait!

I've worn glasses full time for four years and up until about six months ago, I swore that I would never, could never wear contact lenses. I'm not exactly sure what changed my mind, except that I've decided I'm tired of wearing glasses, and Jeff is tired of his dorky wife wearing a pair of sunglasses over her "real" glasses because she's too cheap to buy prescription sunglasses. So..........I've been counting the days until my "Gotcha Day"--of course, my gotcha is for my contact lenses and definitely NOT another child!

Tomorrow morning is my "contact lens teaching" appointment. I'll update you on that tomorrow night. But, for now, I have to say that I have found out getting contact lenses is quite a bit like being pregnant: it brings horror stories out of the woodwork. You would not believe all the horrible, awful, downright terrible contact lens experiences I have heard about in the past two weeks. Everything from "I had headaches ALL the time." to "Don't rub your eyes or the lens will slide up under your eyelid." Good grief!! I'm having nightmares of thick-eyeglassed people sitting around at Lens Crafters, swapping contact lens horror stories and trying to "one-up" each other with exclamations of "that's nothing, when I got my lenses........blah, blah, blah."

Jeff says to tell everyone that I don't need anyone to be pessimistic for me. I can handle that very well on my own, thank you. But, this time, I refuse to let them steal my joy! I am sooo excited to be done with my glasses. If these contacts don't work, I think I'll call the lasik vision doctor. I can just imagine THOSE horror stories!!

10 comments:

Tamera said...

You truly need to do the contact route and then go lasik. Jeff got for me on my 30 bday and I wish I could have done it years ago - truly one of the best "inventions" ever! I wouldn't go back to contact for anything - and you know how long I wore those puppies!

stephanie said...

you'll be fine! it's going to be hard for ME to get used to seeing you without glasses! now we can go sunglasses shopping!

Jen said...

LOL! ANY excuse for us to go shopping is good with me!

Adam said...

I hope you are at least getting some of those cool teal-colored ones.

Jeff said...

Glasses? Jen wears glasses? I've never noticed. Just kiddin'. Jen looks marvelous with or without....glasses, that is.

Anonymous said...

From a contact wearer to another contact wearer - you go girl - we are brave women!!! (Mine are hard too - am assuming you're getting soft - good move!!) I've had mine since high school - we won't go into how long ago that was, but wouldn't trade them for glasses AT ALL - maybe lasik though!!

Mom said...

I'll be waiting to hear how you made out, Jen. I don't mind excuses to go shopping either, although I can think of better thigs than sunglasses.

Amie said...

Can't believe you are finally doing it. I have been checking your blog all day waiting for the update. Hope it went well.

Lisa Loves Lasik Columbus said...

I like the fact that your "surprise" isn't another child. lol! Nice. Thanks for the laugh!

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