Originally Posted by Brat
Makes me shiver.
Although contacts appeal to many, glasses suit my risk profile. I just can't stand the thought of something in/on my eye.
I absolutely adore contacts because I can SEE so well with them. For some reason they make a huge difference to me. I can't seem to adjust to anything but soft contacts for any length of time, but I do wonderfully with soft contacts from my point of view. I can wear them from the time I wake up, to the time I go to bed, with no problems that I can detect. I would pay almost anything for that privilege because being able to see so well enhances my life more than one can imagine.
However, my optometrist said I suffered from "over-wearing syndrome" after wearing soft contacts for a year, so he won't prescribe them for me any more. (I thought I was doing marvelously.) So anyway, now I have to wear glasses and feel half blind, which I truly hate.
I feel handicapped without my contacts. He would prescribe oxygen permeable but I struggled with them for months before he gave up and prescribed the soft contacts to begin with. I just can't seem to wear oxygen permeable.
Getting back to the topic - - every now and then there is a warning about some sort of contact lens solution. If I was wearing contacts I would definitely heed such a warning and throw out any suspect solution. But to me it is worth the risk. I always bought the highest quality solution that my optometrist recommended to me and followed all of his directives.
Gosh, I miss my contacts and I miss SEEING that well, so much.