January 28, 2010
I finally got my contacts a few weeks ago. It has been a long process in finding a good pair. After three tries, the eye doctor finally sent me home with a pair that he thought might work. I never knew that the doctor could adjust the contacts according to how they sit in my eyes.
In the past (many many years ago), I had contacts, and the eye doctors just sent me home with the one according to the prescription. They never cared whether it was uncomfortable or they kept swimming in my eyes.
So far, these pair are decent, but I think they can be a little better.
The main reason for getting them is for pool. My current pair of frames are on the smaller side. This means that things can get distorted because the lenses are prescribed to sit in the middle of the frames. So when I go down and shoot and look through the top of the lenses, things will be distorted.
I've played pool with the contacts, but it has not improved my game. But I think it is my stance and not the lenses. Occassionally, the lenses will rotate a few degrees in my eyes, and I have to adjust it my sticking my knuckle in my eyes and rotating it. I use my knuckles instead of my fingers because the pool place is filthy.
One other thing I realized is that I have a depth problem with contacts. I can't judge how deep stairs are. Going down stairs are difficult with contacts. I think my glasses distorts the depth perception, thus my brain over these years have compensated for that. So now I have to readjust and teach my brain what the correct depth really is.
I still love my glasses, so for work and life I'll use my glasses, but for pool, I'll use my contacts.
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