I tried daily contacts and unfortunately wore them from 9AM to 2AM. I had issues pealing them off my eye because the material was much thinner and my eyes were so dry. It felt like I was trying to remove a piece of my eye with my fingers. When I finally got it out, it felt like a scratch. Oh fuck, I thought to myself, I must have scratched my cornea. I looked up the heal time on line - 3 days, cool - I'll wait it out.
It felt like a piece of sand was trapped in my eye. As the day went on I was very light sensitive. I heard my mom's voice echo in my mind, "don't mess with your vision...." So I visited the optometrist across the street whom I found on Yelp. Thanks Yelp!
As it turns out I actually had an eye infection... a corneal ulcer - a divot on the top layer of my eye. How terrifying, but only 4 drops of Tobramycin a day and it should clear up and I can wear contacts again and feel more confident in my looks in a week.
Wearing glasses to me is like wearing PJs - You wear them in the house or when ever you're lazy, but if you want to look your best you put on a pair of jeans.
Anyway, I returned to the optometrist to find that my eye has not completely healed after a week. Which indicates a deeper scar. To prove this, my tech savvy optometrist took a picture of what he was seeing with his iPhone to share with me.
|here's looking at you kid|
That spot near the center of the black part of my eye is the scar that needs to heal before I can wear contacts again otherwise I'll get another inflammation. Glasses for a a month. UGH.
This what happened:
I have naturally dry eyes and my monthly Biofinity contacts were so moist and thick that I didn't have any issues; I've slept with them on until 3AM where I'm forced to remove in order to have a good nights sleep. The dailys were cheaper and thinner and DRYER so my eye couldn't clear out the bacteria and particles when blinking. The dry contact created a 9AM to 2AM environment for the infection to fester.... or it was all coincidence and I was bound to get this infection due to my terrible contact lens habits.
Point of the story: Don't fuck with your vision and check out that cool picture of my eyeball.