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 mean!
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!
So 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!