I still remember the day the optometrist convinced me I needed correction for my distance vision. I was skeptical until he sent me walking outside with lenses in a big ugly fitting frame.
Holy crap! You don’t know what you don’t know.
A few years ago I attempted to wear contacts. Fail! They were uncomfortable and nowhere near as good as eyeglasses.
This spring Helaine convinced me to try again.
This is all about vanity–my vanity. I have seen a/b comparisons of me on-the-air with glasses and contacts. Contacts win big time. I look a lot younger. In my business younger is a plus.
Unfortunately, there are two problems. The contacts are not comfortable and I don’t see as well.
As I type this they’re OK, but I’m often blinking and always conscious they’re in my eyes.
These multifocal contact lenses don’t perform anywhere near as well as eyeglasses for sight. I can see close, though the depth-of-field is much more shallow than ‘normal’ glasses. That means the range of distance in focus is much less
For distance things are never in the sharp focus I want!
I have been told, more than once, multifocal contacts will never perform as well as glasses. I can verify: true. I’ve tried a bunch of different types and prescriptions. Glasses are better… just not as flattering.
I’m not here asking for sorrow or waiting for you to tell me not to wear them. This is a free will choice. It’s all about vanity. I am convinced contacts just look better.
Until now I’d always heard about people succumbing to vanity but never understood why. Now I get it.