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fscking contact bl**dy lenses Mar. 12th, 2002 01:38 pm
Just popped down to vision express to pick up a contact lens evaluation pack (had the initial appointment on Saturday). And I've *finally* (having lost 2 of them) managed to get the bloody things in, but initial evaluation conclusion is "These things are a pain in the arse".
All down to technique, I suppose.

From: adjectivemarcus
Date: March 12th, 2002 - 05:49 am (Link)
As I child I found I could squick other people by poking myself in the eye and stroking the surface of it at them, so I've never had any much trouble getting them in or out. It can improve with practice I'm told though...
From: mina_laury
Date: March 12th, 2002 - 05:58 am (Link)
It does get easier. On the other hand, mine are RGP and I understand soft ones are more fiddly to get in and out.

I've been wearing lenses for twelve years and I still feel a small spark of happiness at being able to walk in the rain and see where I'm going.
From: wechsler
Date: March 12th, 2002 - 06:04 am (Link)
Damnit, I keep finding myself reaching for my specs to put them on. Amazing how quickly some things become force of habit.


From: mrph
Date: March 12th, 2002 - 06:35 am (Link)
The real gem is when you foolishly assume that you're wearing specs (because you can see), go to rest your hand on them and jab yourself in the eye...

Personally, I just can't be bothered with contacts. They're too much trouble to maintain, they seem to make smoke much more of an ordeal, mine kept falling out... and anyway, my vanity thinks that hiding my eyebrows from the world is probably a Good Idea. :)

Jab in the eye

From: adjectivemarcus
Date: March 12th, 2002 - 06:46 am (Link)
Done that!
From: robinbloke
Date: March 12th, 2002 - 06:06 am (Link)
It's definately an aquired skill; oh and if you're getting lenses from vision express always make a habit of washing the lenses when you first take them out of the container they first come in; helps a lot for irritation factor I find.
I've been wearing lenses for years and still have amazing hassle putting them in at times.
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From: wechsler
Date: March 12th, 2002 - 08:29 am (Link)
Yes I *knew* I was tempting fate with that one :p
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From: kyte
Date: March 12th, 2002 - 08:42 am (Link)
Not to mention some people ;>
From: duranorak
Date: March 12th, 2002 - 09:50 am (Link)
Now now, children...~g~


The one problem with RGP lenses

From: eviltwinemma
Date: March 12th, 2002 - 08:37 am (Link)
Is that while they're really easy to put in and take out and clean without ripping because they're really small, is that they're too small. They don't cover the entire iris so you can;t get funkily strange ones like yours or Nev's.

Re: The one problem with RGP lenses

From: wechsler
Date: March 12th, 2002 - 08:51 am (Link)
I've not actually got "funkily strange ones" yet. However if I can get the hang of these, I will be.

Oh, and...

From: wechsler
Date: March 12th, 2002 - 09:13 am (Link)
... they're a lot easier to get out than out in.