I’ve been a contact lens wearer for years.
In fact, most of my friends wouldn’t even know that I’m blind as a bat. That’s how much I rely on my lenses.
Sure, I give them a break at night and bust out the specs but they’re just not me. Some people can pull off glasses with sophistication, poise and sex appeal. I am not one of those people.
The day I discovered contact lenses was like a magical unicorn had danced across my face.
Suddenly I didn’t have to apply my makeup half blind, and I didn’t have to grope around first thing in the morning to find my precious vision. My optometrist agreed to let me try the kind of lenses that you can sleep in – and my world was suddenly a better place.
I loved playing tennis and netball and to participate in both sports without nose bridge sweat constantly slipping my frames down my face was awesome. I could swim at the beach and actually be able to perve on people around me. Hello, freedom!
So as a 15-year contact lens veteran, I am well acquainted with spending my lunch breaks lining up at the optometrist to get my prescription filled. Of course, everyone else in town also wants to cram the excitement of a visit to the eye doctor into their lunch break as well, so it’s never a quick process.
By the time I’ve handed my credit card over and cried a little at the amount charged, I have to wait and wait for the phone call to tell me that my lenses are in, and off we go to do the same dance. It’s quite the ordeal.
Recently though I discovered that Specsavers offer online ordering for contact lenses. Wait, what? Given that I do pretty much all the rest of my shopping online it made sense that I would give it a try. And I have to say, I’m very impressed, ladies and gentlemen.