Hi all! I'm still live.
So much has happened since I last posted. No,no, the tiny aliens didn't take me away. Sorry(?).
I finally bit the bullet yesterday. I was so tired of wearing my glasses in the rain and because of this and several other reasons, I got contact lenses.
Day One: Had the exam and got the lenses, but they admitted they were probably a bit "weak" and then they ordered the "right" lenses. I normally wear bifocals, so this was a bit complicated.
I learned how to put them in and take them out, plus how to care for them and my eyes.
Great! But what was that? It might take anywhere from a day to two weeks for my brain to get used to them? Hope it's sooner than later.
Day Two: It took me a full 30 minutes to get them in, and by then my eyes were red and a bit sore. The soreness quickly passed; I haven't checked the redness recently.
I takes my brain a bit of time to change focal distances, ie, going from looking at something near to looking at something far. And I can tell my prescription isn't quite right. Well, my next appointment for followup is in three weeks. They should have the right lenses by then.
For now I'm going to wear them during the day and wear my glasses to work. I can see close pretty well, but my neither my close nor my distance vision is right....
Let you know how it goes.