So, I got my balls checked today.
A bit weaker than three years ago, apparently. And glaucoma-free (thanks to some anaesthetic eyedrops and a blue-lit gizmo pressed against my eyeball.) I picked out frames which suit my larger-than-average (but not quite Ted Kennedy-ish) Irish-sized head, enlisting the help of the comely young lass working behind the counter.
Bravely, I decided I'd take the plunge and ask the optician about contact lenses. I saw on a flyer that they'd let you have five free trial pairs; never having worn contacts before, I wasn't sure if they would change my outlook on life (get it? "Outlook?!") or just be a couple of plastic bits that I jab into my eye every morning.
I never even got that far.
I spent a good ten goddamn minutes in the back room, after the optician showed me the technique, trying to get one of those fucking things on my eye, and I couldn't do it for the life of me. I was almost getting there towards the end, but it kept folding up, or flipping inside-out and sticking to my fingertip instead. Then I realized my parking time was over by 15 minutes and decided to go home.
So, to those of you who wear contacts... how long did it take you to successfully insert them in your eyes the first time? And because my vision isn't that bad (+1.00 in the left, +1.50 in the right; I only really wear glasses for driving at night and occasionally movies/television), is it really worth the hassle? I figure they'd be good for sports, but I find glasses throw my depth perception off a bit and the last thing I need to have, with a baseball whizzing towards my head, is wonky depth-perception.