Because of a point five (.5) vision according to Anton, I cannot see anyone within 1 mile away from me. Now you understand why I squint before saying Hi back at someone who does the same thing first. Its also embarrassing to talk to someone and realize right away that it wasn’t the person you thought she was just because they have the same hair color. Blame it all on my mom who wears really thick glasses and has gasp point 2 vision. Its always on the genes. I have it but i’ve sworn off glasses ever since I’ve discovered contact lenses.
The first time I had them it took me about an hour to put them on and I know for a fact that a lot of people can account to that. You can just imagine the overwhelming sight that I got. Like seeing all your crush’s pores — hmm… scratch that. It was like seeing the world for the first time. Haha. I love that I can now see the counters above Mcdonalds and not anymore ask how much is the Double cheeseburger anymore. I love that I don’t ask Jayboy for the details of her dress whenever we’re watching a movie no more. Its great that you can drive at 80 kph without leaning so close to the wheel in fear of running over something. Its fabulous that you can spot your crush within blocks away and fix your hair for a millisecond before he sees you.
And they cost an arm and leg. And these guys tell you that they only last for six months. Six months, my foot! My allegedly six month-ed lenses lasted for a year. My 3monthed lenses for six months – what gives?
You have to take care of your lenses. I don’t know how I do it but one, I buy PROTEIN tablets from any optical store (they’re like 12bucks apiece ) and soak each tab into your lenses with the solution overnight. Wash it off after and soak it again in the solution this time without the medicine. Two, I always have another pair with me. Comprende. Three, never forget to bring a lens case (preferably from Liz Clairborne) and at least a small vial for your solution. You’ll never know when you might need it. Or for those who sometimes have sleepovers in other people’s houses *wink *. Hahah.
I’ll never go without my lenses. I wear them with me to the mall, moviehouses, and whenever I’m swimming. I don’t take them off at all. They are already part of my outfit. I have grey contacts on when I’m going out at night and cinnamon during the day to look demure. Yes, its an effort. Sigh. Haha. But there are really times you you’d rather not want to see things clearly. Some things just need to be kept blurred in life. Like seeing your friends cry because they’re hurt. Like seeing your ex snogging with his new gf at friendster. Like seeing your stats go down the drain because you’ve been late a lot and you’re schedule adherence suffered. Some things need to be blurred.Oh, posh. Stop the amards. I’d love a lens with that of a cat’s — slitted, sharp. Cool. Its buy one, take one. Who wants to share?