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The myopic's lament

I lost another of my contacts today. I say another, because obviously, in the 20 years since I've been wearing contacts, this has happened before. About 4 or 5 times before; and if memory serves, I've only ever managed to find the lost lense on two previous occasions. Since I haven't needed, or even wanted to go out (too cold), I'm sure it must be in the flat somewhere, but though I've checked and double-checked each room, so far I haven't found it.

I hate to have to say this, but I'm already fairly certain I'll be making another visit to the optician's as soon as they open on Tuesday; and I hope they can get me a replacement by Saturday. I can't say I'm thrilled at the prospect of having blurry vision for a week, esp. with all the snow and (black) ice we've been having the last couple of weeks. I can't remember the last time we had a real winter like this...

In other news: there's been a reorg at work, and from Jan. 18th, I'll be reporting to a new manager. Who wants to have a chat with me about whether my vision for my future within the department meshes with her own ideas for it some time next week, or so I was told when she swung by my desk yesterday.

ETA: Found it! Unfortunately, by treading on it...which means that trip to the optician's is definitely in my immediate future.

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deborahw37
Jan. 9th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
This is why I switched to daily disposable lenses.

Good luck with your manager

And stay warm
gamiila
Jan. 10th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
I don't think disposables are a valid option for me...but I'll ask my optician. Things may have changed since I last looked into it a decade ago.
anonypooh
Jan. 9th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
ever been tempted to go for the laser surgery eye option?
My sister and my brother-in-law had that last year.
gamiila
Jan. 10th, 2010 12:18 am (UTC)
To be honest...no, I never have. Besides, I'm not even sure it would work for me; not with having had 6 eye surgeries already.
anonypooh
Jan. 10th, 2010 07:45 am (UTC)
No Probably not then!
enigmaticblues
Jan. 9th, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I've stopped wearing contacts because I just don't see as well with them as I do with my glasses. But if I lost my glasses? Bad news right there.

Good luck on the work front. It seems that there are all sorts of upheavals going on with nearly everybody I know.
gamiila
Jan. 10th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
Strange as it may sound, I'd much rather wear glasses but I had to switch to contacts because I became allergic to them. Or rather, to the frames. Over time, my skin has become overly sensitive to base metals; giving me terrible eczema in places where such things as buttons, clasps, zippers, watches and spectacles touch it or even come near.

I've decided to be as philosophical regarding the changes in the reporting lines at work as I can possibly be. Even if this new broom decides to sweep clean.
Though I'm hoping it won't come to that; I'm just starting to feel at home...
suze2000
Jan. 10th, 2010 05:01 am (UTC)
Oh what a pain about the contacts. I read above that you are allergic, but have you considered getting a pair of glasses for emergencies (like this one)?

And best wishes for the chat with the new manager. Don't you hate it though, when they say things like that?
gamiila
Jan. 10th, 2010 09:00 am (UTC)
I wish I could have an emergency pair of glasses, but I break out in an itchy oozy rash within the hour...which is why you'll never see me wearing any shades either. Though I'm thinking it might not be a bad idea to get an emergency pair of contact lenses instead...

And yes, I do hate it when they say things like that. I didn't mind the management shake-up, but I do mind having to in effect reapply for my own position with very little time to prepare...though I daresay it won't result in that much of an upheaval.

Edited at 2010-01-10 09:11 am (UTC)
vegmb
Jan. 11th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
Perhap you could look into a pair of plastic frames for emergencies? I have similar problems with base metals, but fortunately don't need glasses except occassionally for reading.
__kali__
Jan. 11th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
This is why I stuck with glasses. :(
gamiila
Jan. 29th, 2010 08:12 am (UTC)
Glasses are just so much easier in daily use. You just put them on or take them off without the need to clean and soak them everytime you do. I especially hated my contacts on those occasions where I was travelling through or working in the deserts of the Middle East, with the constant worry I might lose one or both of them, and not having even the most basic amenities around in order to care for them properly and hygienically.
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