Thankful for Contact Lenses...

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Thankful for Contact Lenses

 

Yes, sounds a bit trite, doesn’t it? However, if you’ve worn glasses since you were 9 years old and have almost no nose bridge then you know what I glasses on a dogmean!

Larry and I started this discussion a few weeks ago while we talked about his upcoming cataract surgery. His eyes aren’t that bad and he only needs his left eye done.

But I started thinking about me and when the day comes for my cataract surgery if I need it. The special corrective lenses are expensive! So I did some Googling and discovered that you can wear contacts after cataract surgery.

 

I'm very nearsighted so as I got older and my eyes got worse, the lenses on my glasses began to look like the proverbial Coke bottles. They were thick so any hope of wearing cute glasses went out the door.

 

And with almost no nose bridge, glasses slipped down my nose and pinched it shut.

I was a mess!

 

 

contactsSo at 14, I was able to get contact lenses. This was back in the 60s and contacts had a very different profile than they do now.

 

They were made of hard plastic, large and let me tell you when one slipped off your cornea, you knew it!!!

 

I progressed from the original lenses to gas permeable ones and finally to the wonderful soft lenses.

 

 

 

 

Because of contact lenses, I can breathe without heavy frames pinching my nose.

Because of contact lenses, I can wear regular sunglasses.

Because of contact lenses, I have better-corrected vision.

 

Trivial though it may sound, breathing and seeing are pretty important to me.





This post was written for Debbie Reynolds ’  November Thanksgiving Challenge. Tell us what you’re thankful for!

 

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Brian England
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When I got contact lenses instead of glasses when I was in junior high, I was incredibly happy!  Later on in life, I had Lasik and I love it.  I don't have to wear glasses anymore, although my vision has dissipated slightly, so at times I wear glasses to clear things up.

Nov 07, 2018 10:08 AM #9
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Kathy - too funny I was just thinking this morning how grateful for contact lenses. I can see so much better with them and only use glasses at night.  I was thinking the same thing Gabe Sanders said - lots of folks don't need contacts after cateract sugery so I hope that's the case for you - and me if we ever need to have it.  Good luck to Larry on his surgery.

Nov 07, 2018 10:33 AM #10
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Francine Viola
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Yes, breathing and seeing are kind of important!  I'm fortunate to still only need readers; glasses are a pain but I'm too much of a chicken to use contact lenses if I needed them. 

Nov 07, 2018 11:04 AM #11
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Oh, great, another contest. I do love reading about real estate on this site  :) lol

Nov 07, 2018 11:12 AM #12
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Kathy, I agree that breathing and seeing are important to us all. I wear reading glasses and did have cataract surgery on my right eye. 

Nov 07, 2018 01:06 PM #13
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Hi Wayne Martin I'll definitely keep that in mind when the time comes!

Nina Hollander I have monovision contacts so I don't need reading glasses unless it's dark and the print is really tiny. 

Come on Barbara Todaro you don't really stick your fingers in your eyes!

Nov 07, 2018 04:08 PM #14
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Dorte- I don't know where I'd be without them.

Michael Jacobs If you're comfortable with glasses, then why not!?

Myrl Jeffcoat you have no idea. I don't even like to wear sunglasses for too long. 

Nov 07, 2018 04:11 PM #15
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Kathy-It is wonderful if have great vision but not all of us do even from an early age. I don't know that I could do contact lenses. I need different strengths so switching is a pain. I don't do bifocals.  Mom had that surgery in both eyes and didn't glasses much at all. She could see better than me. 

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Gabe Sanders I think that unless you get the corrective lenses then you'd probably need some kind of glasses. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel consider yourself lucky!!! I used to have nightmares about trying to put a lens in that was the size of a nickel.

Nov 07, 2018 04:14 PM #17
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Brian England my brother had surgery years ago so he could get into the police academy. I've read that even with the Lasik you eventually need reading glasses as you get older. 

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 Thanks for the well wishes. I know that all of my friends who've had the surgery saw so much better. 

Nov 07, 2018 04:18 PM #18
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Francine Viola take it from me, the contacts they have today are so much easier to wear. If you need to, give them a try. 

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty hey! We need some variety. 

Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® I have the kind now that you toss every day. 

Nov 07, 2018 04:21 PM #19
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Sharon Lee my left lens is for reading and my right for distance. Larry only wears glasses for reading. Wouldn't that be nice!

 

Nov 07, 2018 04:24 PM #20
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Not trite at all in my book Kathy Streib , not to anyone that has to wear them to see!  Like you, glasses are difficult for me due to their weight on the bridge of my nose.

Nov 07, 2018 05:57 PM #21
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My family all has poor vision and contacts have been a blessing for us.  Most of us have had laser surgery so no longer have to wear them. Now I only wear reading glasses at 1.00 or 1.25 magnification. I can get by without them in a pinch.

Nov 07, 2018 06:34 PM #22
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Due to lots of "dry eye"...mine are AIR CONDITIONED...I LOVE THEM !

Nov 07, 2018 08:04 PM #23
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James Dray
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Morning Kathy.

Just to thought of something on my eye causes my heart to increase.  Just not for me, good to hear they work for you.

Nov 08, 2018 01:38 AM #24
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks, Kathy, for sharing your experience with contact lenses.

Dolores recently had cataract surgery on both eyes and no longer needs to wear glasses. She converted some of her favorite eyeglass frames to sun glasses. Yes, it was expensive.

Nov 08, 2018 08:26 AM #25
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Laura Cerrano
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You’ll need a little help sometimes and that’s OK and we all do,I think anyway. Sometimes that help comes in the form of glasses

Nov 08, 2018 11:59 PM #26
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Laura Cerrano
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Contact lenses can often be something that people struggle with not knowing how to not knowing how to adjust. I’m glad most of us figure it out Roy Kelley

Nov 09, 2018 12:00 AM #27
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Sharon Tara
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I got my first pair of glasses for first grade. I was just six years old and my mom made me wear a headband, thinking it would keep me from pulling them off. Of course I easily removed both the glasses and headband once I got on the school bus. 

Contacts were such a blessing when I was fifteen. 

Unfortunately, I developed a scar on one of my eyes that keeps me from being able to wear them any more. I've gotten used to glasses, but I sure do miss the convenience of those contact lenses.

Nov 10, 2018 01:52 PM #28
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