Thursday 20 January 2011: 8 years on
This is less of an update,
More a future reminder for myself of how I'm feeling.
Amazingly, I've had the same contacts for 8 years
The funny thing is, one of them isn't even strong enough,
so 8 years of being part blind on the weekends
(they are too weak to wear at work)
In general, contact lenses have moved on a lot in 8 years
and mine were old technology when I got them.
But my eyes are so close to the border of what they can do
so those improvements have been slow to come.
Finally, 8 years on
I decided it was time to make an effort to see if I can get a better match
So far I've tried 9 different test types
I'm down to the final three
none are perfect
but I can see better with the new ones
although they come with other downsides of their own.
I sometimes wish I had normal sight
I even tried looking into laser or surgically implanted contacts
But at my age, with these eyes, theres nothing they can or will do for me.
So I've been trailing every contact imaginable
It's been 4 months and counting and I'm still trailing...
Boy I hope one of these 3 works out.
This feels a bit like yet another decision with no right answer!