3.25.2009

Giving people the finger...

My middle finger on my left hand triggered again yesterday. It continually surprises me -- when that finger doesn't work right, it really makes life more complicated!

I found out on Monday that I'm most likely not going to be able to wear contact lenses anymore. Prior to that, I last saw the eye doc three weeks ago, when we decided to order sample lenses of the daily disposables, since my eyes are hard to fit. (I have a difficult prescription due to the weird amount of astigmatism that needs to be corrected, and apparently an uncommonly shaped eye surface. Yeah, I knew you wanted to know that -- you're welcome!) So I scheduled a fit appointment, which was Monday at (gasp) 7:30a. The right lens is lovely, the left one hurts.

Turns out the bumps either haven't gone away or have come back. (Oh -- it's called giant papilloma conjunctivitis... I won't show you the pictures; if you're crazy enough to google it, you can live with the results. But don't say you weren't forewarned!) Since the primary cause of the bumps is wearing lenses, well, lenses are probably out. Minimum time before another attempt is 6 months, which probably means more than a year for me.

So, I'll have a full exam in three weeks (when she'll check the bumps again for progress!), and get new glasses... sigh.

4 comments:

Vicki W said...

I can't wear contacts either - never have. So I use it as an excuse to have a glasses "wardrobe". You will want different glasses for every mood!

sophie said...

I remember when I had to give up on the idea of contacts, too . . . after wearing them for 30 years. I still miss them. You have my sympathies.

katelnorth said...

Well, I've never worn contacts because I don't need my glasses all the time, but if I DID need them all the time, I might look into them - I can imagine it would be much more convenient in many ways... I'm sure it will be quite an adjustment - changing anything one is used to is like that. Of course, they have very cool glasses these days...

Cindy Hunter Morgan said...

Any updates? Thinking of you...