EYE Eye eye

My eye sight has got a lot worse over the last few years, I tend to wear contact lenses or my glasses whenever working, or driving. I’ve not been advised to wear while driving but now if trying to read something on my own its not in focus and not nice.

I dont always wear them, I can watch things without text without any issue – they seem in focus but maybe not quite as sharp as they could be. I never used to wear glasses or anything to correct the images. Maybe its over use of a computer or watching a screen to much – I don’t know what caused the issues just that they are here now.

It took me a long time to get used to putting lenses into my eyes. Often I would start to get it in and my eye would close so would end up nearly on the eye lid or dropped somewhere. Now its more that it gets stuck to my finger and wont connect to the eye which is annoying. Only takes seconds to get them out – never had an issue that way.

It must have been around 2 months before I could comfortably put lenses in – still takes me around 5 minutes some days, others about 30 seconds – to start with around 20 minutes or more so quite and improvement.

My balance also improved with the lenses. I was less dizzy and my trampolining improved greatly I was told and they wondered what was different – only thing was change to contacts… I’m glad I chose to do them, they give a lot of freedoms that glasses restrict you with.

Contact Lenses

Over the last few years I’ve needed to start wearing glasses – first it was for using a computer screen and now its more just in general. It seems to help with balance as everythign stays on the same level (sight wise) – its not a strong prescription, but enough to make a difference.

I am a lot more active than I used to be, I enjoy a variety of sports and fitness things aswell as continue to work and go out with friends. I don’t put my full in in the sports at the moment as keep worrying that i’ll break the glasses and when I remove them all balance is gone so its just not a good idea. Hence Contact lenses idea.

I tried contacts twice before, once was a coloured pair before I needed glasses and that was just to make my eyes glow under UV light which for the event we were doing was great. The other was some time in 2004.

I’ve always had difficulty putting things in my eyes. It often takes a while to put eye drops in – bouncing off my nose into my eyes seems to work best so contact lenses where I acutally have to stick finger in eye should be interesting if possable. I think it will take a long time to be able to confidently do it.

Many friends have contacts now, and I look forward to when I can just put them in and enjoy the day without having glasses in the way and the freedom to try things I wouldn’t do because of fear.. Will I still have that excuse when the glasses are gone?

I’ve an appointment on Tuesday to help me with them. lets see how it goes.