Yesterday I had an appointment with a new eye doctor here in town, and like usual, I was dreading it. My vision problems started in the 1st grade, when my teacher noticed me squinting quite a bit and that is when I got my first pair of glasses.
I was not happy.
And, I still hate glasses.
Since the first grade my vision steadily got worse, until it finally stayed the same sometime in high school. Today, I am not positive of what my vision technically is, but if you're familiar with contact lens strength, my prescription is for a -9.5.
Yep. I'm pretty much BLIND. My worst nightmare is to be stuck somewhere without my glasses and needing a new pair of contacts. I always have a spare in my purse. Always. I would be SOL if I didn't and something happened.
Well, yesterday my new eye doctor suggested I try a new brand (don't they always?). At first I rolled my eyes and said, no, I'm fine but then he said that the contacts I was wearing weren't big enough for my eyes. That got my attention. He suggested Air Optx, so I have a trial of those in now and we'll see how they do for a week. He also didn't like the brand of contact solution I was using. I was using Bio-True, but he suggested Pure Moist. I can't believe they're all so different, but I figure it can't hurt. Plus, I got a free sample of Pure Moist. (Which might be why I was using Bio-True in the first place...)
What did end up making my day was, my new vision provider offers $100 towards new frames and $115 towards contacts. I couldn't believe that about the frame! I don't need new glasses (nor do I want them) but I will probably get some prescription sunglasses! That totally made me day, and I'm very happy with my choice of going with Humana One for dental and vision this year.
Anyway. Enough about vision insurance and eyeball troubles. On with Ten on Tuesday!
Today isn't exactly Ten on Tuesday... It's more of an ABC's of me. I haven't done one of these in awhile, so here goes! Oh, and as always, thank you thank you to Chelsea for hosting. She just got a NEW JOB so everyone go and congratulate her! She deserves it and I'm so happy for her! :)
Do you wear contacts or eyeglasses? How old were you when you first got them? If you participate in TOT, please let me know so I can visit your site! :)
A. Age: 29 - almost exactly 4 months left of my twenties. EEEEKKK!
B. Bed Size: Queen
C. Chore that you hate: Laundry! I wish I could afford to take it all to the cleaners!
D. Dogs: We've got three of 'em. Zeke, the puggle. Chico, the chihuahua. Lexi, the dachshund. (Technically Chico and Lexi are my sister's, but they feel like mine too because we all live together).
E. Essential start to your day: A little blog time and a coffee
F. Favorite Color: Blue
G. Gold or Silver: Silver
H. Height: Right under 5'3"
I. Instruments you play: None
J. Job Title: Substitute teacher and residential counselor
K. Kids: None yet
L. Live: in West Des Moines with my sister and her boyfriend
M. Mother’s Name: Denise
N. Nicknames: Amb, Ambular
O. Overnight hospital stays: None
P. Pet peeve: Negative people. dishes in the sink overnight. Unclear professors.
Q. Quote from a movie: "After all, tomorrow is another day!" Gone with the Wind
R. Right or left handed: Righty!
S. Siblings: One younger sister
T. Time you wake up: Usually around 6am
U. Underwear: I have all brands! I buy what's on sale. ;)
V. Vegetable you hate: Broccoli!
W. What makes you run late: Not having an outfit ready or not having my lunch packed
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Just my teeth
Y. Yummy food that you make: I make really good chili. If you like it spicy!
Z. Zoo Animal: Gonna have to go with the monkeys/gorillas!