Sorry, lame attempt at music humor.
|Me, sans contacts...|
So here's the thing. I realized this morning that I am vain. I've worn glasses since I was in the second grade - 9 years old. I've worn contacts since I was 12. Almost 30 years. Crap I'm old. The first thing I do in the morning is put my contacts in. The last thing I do at night is take them out. I wear them on average 16 hours a day. I've done this since I was in high school. The only time I wear my glasses is right before bed or if I'm really sick and don't want to wear my contacts.
The glasses up there are a year old. The last frames that I had were almost 15 years old. *blush* I got new lenses in them every 5 years or so, but it didn't and still doesn't make sense for me to spend a lot on glasses when I wear them for about 1 hour a day. My contacts are monthly wear' the left a regular and the right a toric.
So yesterday I got up, put my contacts in and got ready. Pete and I left to go to a benefit and while there my eye started hurting. It felt like there was something near the inner tear duct on the lower lid. I did all the things that I normally do to flush the contact and my eye while out and about. As soon as we got home I took it out and flushed my eye with saline. Multiple times. It still hurt. I went to bed and woke up about midnight and it was sealed shut with goop (technical term). I woke up this morning and as you can see, it's swollen and a bit red and sore.
I was in a quandary. Do I wear my contacts, because I see better with them? Do I swear my glasses to rest my eye? How do I get ready with glasses on? I chose the glasses (obviously) and did my best with my hair and make up. But I didn't want to leave the house and considered calling in sick. My eye hurts and it's weeping. Then I reconsidered and decided that I had to work.
But I'm vain. I don't feel as pretty with my glasses and I never have.