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Not again!

I've lost a contact. I was washing my hair in the sink this morning, and I felt it get washed out of my eye. It washed down the drain, everything's a blur, and I leave for work in 5 minutes.

This is what? the fifth time this happens (the losing of a contact, not the flushing down the drain of it; although I did once flush one down the toilet)? Fan-freakin'-tastic.



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Oct. 16th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC)
DO you wear the disposable ones? I recommend them. They don't get dirt build up, obviously, and if you lose one, it's not such a big tragedy.
I wear the weekly ones, but there are daily ones also.
Oct. 16th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
No, unfortunately, mine are the hard, gas-permeable kind. My first pair lasted me 10 years before one of them broke, but since then (2001), I've had to replace them 3 times. This is getting beyond a joke...and it's not the cost, but the fact that I'll be blind as a bat for the next 5-7 days. Still, I've lived through worse.

But I could whack myself upside the head for my stupidity this morning. I thought I'd quickly do my hair on the way out, not realising my mistake until it was too late.
Oct. 16th, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC)
I used to lose contacts all the time, down the drain etc. and the one certain cure for this turned out to be having a spare set. Ever since I got the spare set ... I have never lost a contact.

Do you have a pair of glasses for whenever you're not using the contacts? I have to have glasses, because my eyes can't handle too many hours of the contacts and I'm blind as a bat otherwise!
Oct. 16th, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC)
I was just thinking, that it might not be a bad idea to have a spare set made up just in case; because this has happened to me once to often now. It'll cost a bit, but needs must.

I wear contacts because I'm allergic to metal -- if my skin gets into contact with any base metal, it breaks out in a weeping kind of eczema within an hour. I used to wear glasses, same as I used to wear watches, but had to give up the wearing of the latter some 20 years ago, and of the former in 1991. Even if my last pair of glasses was horn-rimmed, there was still metal in the hinges and the nose rest, and though not actually touching my face, close enough to it for my skin to react.
Oct. 16th, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
My workmate has the same problem with losing them. So much so that she's invested in a pair of emergency glasses.
Oct. 16th, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC)
And I would too, if I wasn't so terribly allergic to them. Seriously, I can't wear glasses; they make my skin break out in a very nasty form of eczema. :(
Oct. 19th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
Really? Wow. What causes that?
Oct. 20th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)
A severe allergy to base metals, which are used in the hinges and noserests of all frames. For my skin to react, the metal doesn't even have to come into direct contact with it - just it's daily close promixity is enough to set it off.
Oct. 21st, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
Ahh, I can see how problematic that can be.
Oct. 17th, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
Oct. 17th, 2006 04:59 am (UTC)
You can say that again...
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