Tuesday, February 28, 2006

New eyes

So yesterday I finally bit the bullet and got contacts. I don't know what possessed me to do it. I don't even like touching my eyes. So the fact that I have to touch my eyeball literally to put these lenses on and take them off, really bugs me out. It's like, I wonder who came up with this idea. Ok, I'm going to put a little lens in your eye, and you have to take your fingers to pinch it out. Gross. I also can't get over the feeling of there's something in my eye. It's very strange. It's going to take some time to get used to. I hope not too long however. I'm using the soft contact lens because I have a stigmatism in my eye. The lens are a lot softer and thinner than what I was expecting. It feels like I'm putting a piece of plastic in my eye. Very strange indeed.

60 Comments:

Blogger Luna said...

hi..welcome to my blog meow!! =^.^=

1:58 PM  
Blogger Happy-Go-Lucky said...

It is a piece of plastic you are putting in your eye. I know this for a fact, because I used to make contact lenses. They all start out as a button of hard plastic. Different types of plastic makes hard or soft lenses. I personally prefer the RGP(rigid gas permeable). Better visual acquity(sic-don't want to look it up) for astigmatism and you don't have to clean them every day. I don't think I've cleaned mine for about a month. Found your post through your cats. They are adorable, mine are just able. Able to open doors etc...
Pete & Lucky's Mom

5:17 PM  
Blogger Beau Beau & Angie said...

It feels strange at first but the analogy is that when you first wear a watch you feel it on your wrist until your brain gets used to it. Same with contacts. When your brain gets used to them being there you don't feel them. The bad part about that is if you get an eye infection it takes longer to figure out you have one because your eyes become desensitized. Just be careful and keep em clean.

4:48 AM  
Blogger Luna said...

Hellooooooooooo! are you there? are you fine? =^^=

8:32 AM  
Blogger michico*Adan said...

I hope you are doing fine now!

10:14 PM  
Blogger felinesopher said...

hope you're do'in ok there....
thx furr dropping by;)
see ya around!

3:31 PM  
Blogger Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Our momma has worn contacts since she was 17 years old, and she really loves them. She just got multifocal contacts, which are for distance and reading, because she is old now (hee hee) and needs them for work. Hang in there, you will get used to them!
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

7:37 AM  
Blogger MISS PEACH >(^.^)< said...

Gosh my mommy wears glasses and just bought some real cool ones on the internets all by her self! Very inexpensive. One can buy anythings now on the internets. Somedays it is a cool world!
Two days till springtime. I bet it must be so very beautiful in Central Gardens in the spring when the pink petals shower the ground with a carpet of loveliness.

1:21 AM  
Blogger topcatrules said...

G'day!
Waving at you from Australia!

5:23 PM  
Blogger Irishcoda said...

Good luck with your contacts. I wish I'd switched to them years ago when I had the opportunity. At least you know if you end up not liking them that you can switch back to glasses.

1:52 AM  
Blogger MISS PEACH >(^.^)< said...

So what is blooming in Central Park now? it must be getting Spring like in New York.
Thank you for your visit today...I wish I could really come and see New York...must be wonderful places to eat on every street corner!
Purrr Miss Peach

12:52 AM  
Blogger Yoggie said...

Hi, I hope your eyes are alright now?

6:24 AM  
Blogger Ana said...

I had the same problem the first time I have put my lenses in. I thought I would never get used to it. But actually it has worked out very quickly until I didn't feel anything strange anymore. The only problem I have always had was dust in my eye. As we have lots of sand in Egypt I have no glasses again although I hate them.

7:56 AM  
Blogger felinesopher said...

how're you doin' now.....

2:00 AM  
Blogger Big Piney Woods Cats said...

I have worn contacts for 50 years, since I was a teenager, and the new hard ones had just come out. I can't imagine life without them, hated glasses. It never bothered me putting them in my eye. I have switched to the gas permeable ones now, the hard ones aren't that great for your eyes, and I think they are discontinuing use. Hang in there!!

Toni

8:36 AM  
Blogger ML said...

Faith Boo said...
Thanks for visiting my bloggie.
Purrs.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Thanks for the visit! I can't say I would look forward to sticking something in my eye!

Tara

9:45 PM  
Blogger Miz Allie Cat said...

I bet it will, I wear reading glasses and cannot immagine having to pinch my eyes and putting something in them...good luck with it...I hope it gets easier

8:45 PM  
Blogger Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Oh goodness! I wouldz not likes plas-teek in my eye ballzez either!

7:22 PM  
Blogger Tun Tun said...

MEW!!! Thank you for visiting my blog! I really got to do a new post.
Mummy the same way with her eyes. Can't stand touching em. ewwww!

2:09 PM  
Blogger Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

The eye doctor usually uses a "puff" test for glaucoma. One time that machine was broken and she attempted to touch my eye with something. I winced away. I couldn't bear my eye being touched...

The Big Thing

Hey, thanks fer visitin our blog so often... Skeeter, LC, and Ayla

8:59 PM  
Blogger Diamond said...

It was nice to see you at my blog. Are you still putting posts on your blog as these seem very old?

7:58 PM  
Blogger Asta said...

Good luck wif the lenses
Mommi used to use them, then just got sick of the whole thing and just wevewted to glasses
smoochie kisses
Asta

9:57 PM  
Blogger Dark n Stormy said...

Hey there!
Congrats on moving up to contacts! You will get used to putting them in and out. Just don't sleep in them, no matter what the box says!! I'm an ophthalmologist and I have see SO many problems after people have slept in their contacts!!

We are moving to NYC in a couple months and very happy about it. I wonder how Tanya and Chanel will do switching toilets a couple times....

9:19 AM  
Blogger lisa said...

You're very brave as far as I'm concerned! I just started wearing glasses at 45, and that's bad enough...I would HATE contacts! Good luck!

7:10 AM  
Blogger Luna Spain said...

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3:51 PM  
Blogger Katie & Da Katz said...

Oh tanks fur cumin by ta see Leo!! Fur sum reazon weze cud not clik on your linkee in da commentz... sohz da Cat blogosphere ladee gave us your website!!

Bout contacts... Mawmee says shez gotz allurgeez to just bout evfurry ting!! Sohz shez just gonna wear dark glassus likes hur big brudder uv comedy...

Goods lucks wit dem... hopes day wurks fur you!!

8:24 PM  
Blogger DaisyMae Maus said...

The "touching your own eyeball" part is one of the big reasons why Mom wears spectacles ...
DMM

5:08 PM  
Blogger Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Mom thinks she would feel the same way about wearing contacts. She just about goes nuts when fur gets in her eyes. We have lots of fur!
Hope you can get accustomed to them quick!

~ Noah

10:07 AM  
Blogger Big Piney Woods Cats said...

I have worn contacts since I was 15, now I am 64, so you do the math. I have always loved them, but I wore the hard, and you didn't touch your eye, just pulled it to the side to pop them out. Putting them in never bothered me. Now I have the gas permeable ones, and they get a protein buildup, which I hate, but the hard ones aren't used anymore. I think you will adjust to them.

CalicoMom Toni

12:12 PM  
Blogger Pecos Blue said...

wow that is a crazy thought.

2:13 PM  
Blogger katztales said...

That's got to be creepy! When my brother put his in the first time it took him and my mum a whole morning to get them out again!

Meow from Target and Au in Malaysia!

8:39 PM  
Blogger scrappysue said...

i remember the first time my hubs came home with his new contacts. it took him so long to put them in! it DOES get better.

hey - i'm coming to new york in october!!!

7:49 PM  
Blogger SandyCarlson said...

I hope they've gotten easier for you!

7:52 PM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Contact lenses are very useful! I've been wearing them (the rigid ones) since a long time...

Cheers,

Rosa

11:54 PM  
Blogger Christine and FAZ said...

I don't think I could do this unless I really, really had to!

10:11 AM  
Blogger Sweet Praline said...

Hi! Welcome to my blog. Please come by anytime. My mom couldn't get contacts because of her astigmitism, so she finally had the lasix eye surgery last year and loves it! Good luck.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Sassy Kat said...

The mom with the house doesn't like her eyes bothered with either. You are braver than she is because you went to the next step and got the glasses that go into the eye.
Got to run, we are in a little bit of hot water.
Sassy, Momo, Opus & Roscoe

1:31 AM  
Blogger Jackson said...

Hello, thanks for dropping by my blog and your kind words. It really means a lot to me and the Js. J x

8:04 AM  
Blogger The Broken Man said...

I have a stigmatism too - I tried for a while with contacts, but didn't get on with them at all - hope your experience is better than mine!

The Broken man

http://theblogofabrokenman.blogspot.com/

11:45 AM  
Blogger Diamond said...

Lynettea used to have contacts in the old days, long ago. She says to me that you can have an operation done so that you don't have to wear contacts or glasses either for a lot of eye problems. It is expensive though. She wears glasses again, so she sometimes can't see me and bits of me get trod on.

10:55 PM  
Blogger The Cat Realm said...

Thank you for your purrs for Timothy - he is at peace at the rainbow bridge now.
Happy Holidays to you!
The Cat Realm

10:26 PM  
Blogger Sweet Praline said...

I never had contacts, but I had a type of lasik eye surgery two years ago. That was really a scary thought, but things have been fine.

Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting Praline.

1:17 PM  
Blogger C said...

Thank you for coming to my blog. I think contact lenses are scary. Big sister has talked about getting some, but decided they would be too much bother.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Liss said...

Oh I don't think I could ever wear them.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mom tried to use those contact things too but she just couldn't get used to them.. She has that stigmatism thing too and she just couldn't get them right.. Hope everything works out for your mom..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

1:56 PM  
Blogger Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Yay for you! I just love contacts. I always feel so constricted in glasses.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Shilgiah the Cat said...

Hope you are used to your contacts now.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Sassy Kat said...

Good to be able to see things better. Don't think I would like to poke the thingies in my eyes. I hope that doesn't hurt or anything.
Thanks for stopping by today, it is always fun to visit with you.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mom tried those contact things but she couldn't get used to them. She is kind of old you know..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

2:41 PM  
Blogger Sassy Kat said...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. This was a hard post for the moth to do but one that had to be done. It was great getting to know you, I treasure all of those that I met while blogging. You all forever will be in my heart.
Pray that I am safe and mooching off of someone else. Be sure to stop back tomorrow.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Sassy Kat said...

Thank you so much for coming to my retirement send off. It meant a lot to me that you were there. It has been a pleasure having you for my friend and I have enjoyed the many visits that we shared.
Love to you and your family.

7:04 PM  
Blogger Ginger Jasper said...

Thanks for dropping by my place. Nice to see you.. Hugs GJ x

9:13 AM  
Blogger Liss said...

The Christmas in July partners list is up.

7:28 PM  
Blogger RainGardener said...

I had the same feeling as you - couldn't stand anything near my face let alone touching my eye. I think it's been about 30 years ago when I first got them and back then they didn't make a soft contact for astigmatism so I had to wear hard. They were horrible so I insisted that if I could wear those old hard ones I could wear soft ones and made the Dr. give me soft. They were gas permeable and had to have holes drilled in them to get oxygen to my eyes - another problem. But they were so much better. Then I got soft and I love them. I really had to work on it because glasses hurt my ears and nose.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

yeah, it's definitely weird. I have a new type now that is even thinner, so I think I'm basicallly scraping it off my eye. I know I am b/c when I cut my nails, it's a bitch to get them out!

Don't freak out if it's hard to get them either in or out at first. You'll get used to it.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

It has got to be better than putting glasses on and off like I do....or my glasses at the tip of my nose. I'm going to break down and start wearing contacts one day. Also, thanks for visiting my blog.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

I have thought about contacts for so, so long now meemsnyc. The glasses I have are about ten years out of date and I can see better without them. I think I wear them out of habit. Let me know how you get on as a newbie to the contact lens world...I might just follow suit. Eyes, bits of plastic/glass and fingers.....all very yucky!

2:07 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Hello! I used to wear hard contacts...I have astigmatism also! Had to give up all contacts when I started having allergy problems. Now I am a progressive lenses wearer!!!

11:52 PM  
Blogger My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

happy to see you at farmhouse kitchen...

kary and teddy

6:34 PM  

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