Eventually, I got a different, much better pair of glasses. (These are my back-up glasses now.) I hardly ever wore glasses at this point.
And, then, when I was expecting my first child I woke up in the middle of the night because my eyes hurt like crazy! I tried to open them, but it was so difficult. I was alone because my husband was working, so I stumbled to the bathroom. I turned on the light, and that made it worse. It was like being poked in the eye and you just can't seem to open it, only one hundred times worse. I had to force my eyes open by hand, and then I realized I was wearing my contacts still. I thought for sure I'd removed them, but even still, I'd slept entire nights with them in my eyes and never had anything like this happen. I had to re-wet my eyes to remove them, but I finally did. (It felt like ripping scotch tape off of my eyeballs!) I thought, certainly this is just extreme dryness, I'll go to bed and it will be better in the morning.
When I woke up at my husband's return it wasn't better! I couldn't open my eyes and any light, even with my lids shut, was terribly painful. I spent the day in a darkened room hoping to get better.
The next day, Friday, we were to drive to my brother's house in Pennsylvania. We were beginning to think that wouldn't happen, so we called the eye doctor. On Friday, I went in to find out I had an eye infection. They gave me different eye drops to take and said to come back the next day.
|In PA with my glasses|
By the end of that evening (somewhere along the Pennsylvania Turnpike) I was finally able to open my eyes some, but every bathroom break I made blind.
I fully recovered from my infection, but my eyes are still a bit sensitive. (My doctor told me today that the effects can last for years. Thanks, like I didn't know that more than three years later!) I almost can't stand sunlight without sunglasses and I can't wear contacts everyday. I have to use the oasis contacts and even those feel dry.
I still prefer them to glasses though. I think that nothing wakes you up in the morning better than a cold, wet lens being placed in your eyeball!
So you may see me blinking and re-wetting, but I'll stick with them. Foolish? Maybe.
Help me out, what do you think: Glasses or no?