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Posted by jkm822 at on August 10, 2003 at 18:37:05:

In Reply to: i just got contacts posted by shitty speller...DEAL WITH IT! on August 10, 2003 at 17:25:22:

: any tips, stories, reccomendations or anything you can give me related to contacts?

I got contacts for the first time. Like, 7th grade, or something. While I was still on the getting-used-to-them schedule (only wear them for a certain number of hours every day) we went on a family vacation. I THOUGHT I'd gotten them in OK, and then we set off for home. First thing I do when I get home is take my contacts out. Or, contact; after rubbing and pulling and poking at my eye for a good 15 minutes, I came to the conclusion that it'd never gone in in the first place, and was probably on the hotel room floor.
We got it replaced.
Not too long afterwards, I'd put my contacts in the contact case (they had screw lids, back then); when I went to take them out, I found one in dozens of teensy places; it'd gotten caught in the threads of the screw top and destroyed.
I didn't get contacts again until I was a junior in high school. LOL!
They're a blessing and a curse; you look better in photos, but the upkeep on them can be a pain in the ass. Depends on what kind you've got (disposables? Soft? Hard? Does anyone get hard contacts anymore?), and what products they've given you to take care of them.
Warnings: on windy days, take care! As uncomfortable as it is to have a piece of grit (or an eyelash, or just about any foreign object), it's magnified by several times when you have contacts. Not the object; the discomfort. I was playing tennis with my contacts in once, and some dust blew in my eye; I was out of commission for the next several minutes while I tried to get it out. Hurt like a motherfucker.
For the record, I stopped wearing my contacts, and have gone back to glasses all the time. I got lazy. :-)

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