Crying at the doctors

Today I had an eye exam. I had my first eye exam in my adult life last november, and turned out, I needed glasses(which we already knew because I tended watch TV like this neededglasses  )

Anyways, I haven’t been wearing my glasses since summer because I couldn’t wear sunglasses and glasses. So I just chose the sunglasses. So after discussing with Joseph, I decided I’d go in and try contacts.

I’m not sure why I thought this would be a good idea, because I freak out at the puff of air they do in your eye. But anywho, I had the examination done, then the doctor sits me at a half moon table with a contact lenses specialist who is going to teach me how to put them in.

Red flag number one: I couldn’t watch her demonstrate, it grossed me out. Yuck!

So I “try” for about thirty minutes, then the doctor comes out and asks if I was numbing drops…

Red flag number two: I needed numbing drops.

This should have been a bail moment for me, but I was determined. So I put on my big girl panties and got the right one in. I felt proud. But I hated it.

Anywho, another 30 minutes pass and the doctor comes to offer me numbing drops for my left eye

Red flag number 2.a: still needing numbing drops.

With Numbing drops, got the left contact in. Hated it. Had my eyes checked with the contacts in, then was “taught” (me cringing and looking away) how to take them out. An hour and a half passes and I can’t get these things out. I casually ask “Do these ever just fall out on their own?” Turns out they don’t. I was beginning to feel claustrophobic. Like I was going to be buried in these contacts. I start texting Joseph that I can’t get them out, and I’m starting to freak out. He calls, I ignore, I text him that if I answer I’m going to cry. He said to ask someone to get them out. But that would make me a baby. about twenty minutes later I was in tears, asking the lady to ask the doctor to take them out. Pathetic. The lady was all supportive and “you got further than you thought you would.” and I was all like “Yep, I got myself stuck!” Seriously, worst experience I’ve had in a long time. Needless to say, I’m going to be sticking to glasses, I think I’m just going to buy some prescription sunglasses.

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One thought on “Crying at the doctors

  1. I told you a little bit about my first experience with contacts in our thread on the TWW. But I can seriously relate to you here. Except, like I said, I never got mine IN at the doctor’s office. After two hours, they gave up on me and sent me home to practice. It literally took me weeks to get used to them and be able get them in and out without a fit of hysterics. But I was determined that I wasn’t going to wear my glasses so that is the only reason I pursued it like I did. It was HARD! So I’m proud of you for even trying knowing that you hated the thought of touching your eye. You get a star for being brave!!

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