Sunday, July 23, 2006

I can see clearly now

Here's a funny story for you:

Last night, I was really tired and ready for some shut eye. I brushed my teeth, took my contacts out and jumped into bed.

This morning, I woke up to Sadie's chatter and Blake banging pans in the kitchen (He was making me pancakes). I put my hair in a ponytail, put my glasses on and headed into the kitchen. It didn't take long for me to notice something was wrong with my left eye. Everything was blurry even with my glasses on. I thought I had something in my eye so I rinsed it out with cold water. It still was bothering me. The thought occurred to me that maybe I hadn't taken my contact out. I looked in the mirror and didn't see it in my eye. I washed my eye out once more.

I needed to paint my toenails and boy was that a chore. It was really hard because I was seeing fine out of my right eye but my left eye was a complete fog. I ended up closing my left eye to be able to see straight. So basically I was painting my toenails while winking.

I took my glasses off to make sure my left lens wasn't dirty. Nope, it was clean. I was about to put it back on when I realized I could see perfectly out of my left eye; my right one was now blurry. I put my glasses back on and my left eye was back to being blurry but I could see out of my right one. I thought I was going crazy.

I was really starting to get frustrated...and a little worried. All sorts of thoughts were running through my head. Was I going blind? Is this how it works? Does your eye go back to perfect vision before everything goes dark? Or better yet, was my eye healed? Was my vision back? Would I only have to wear a contact lens in my right eye?

After about 2 hours of this, I needed to shower up for church. My contact lens case was sitting on the bathroom counter. I opened the left holder, and there wasn't a contact in there! About 5 seconds later, I pulled a contact out of my left eye. No wonder my vision was so great. I had slept with my contact on! Genius!

I don't know what is more embarrassing: Only taking one contact out before bed and sleeping with the other one in or taking over 2 hours to realize the reason for my lopsided vision.

I must be losing my mind.


Lexia said...

I couldn't figure out how the story was going to end. At one point, I thought "what if the lens fell out and for some weird reason she didn't notice the weight imbalance of the glasses." Or, what if Sadie licked one of the lenses and that's why it was blurry (because Sadie might have dog tendencies for some reason). But then you checked to see if your glasses were clean and they were -- CONFUSION! I couldn't figure out what was happening to you. Then you mentioned the problem and I immediately thought, "how could she have forgotten to take out the other contact before going to bed? HOW?!?" I'm confused even more.

Sara said...

What a silly story! I'm SOOOO glad I don't have to wear contacts, but if I keep my low-sleep lifestyle up, I probably will eventually have to . . . And I would probably do what you did in your story all the time because I'm such a klutz!

Annette and Rick said...

That's a great contact lens story--I got a good laugh. Once I put both lenses in the same eye and was very confused for a few moments, too.

Anonymous said...

Dad, I think you just might take the cake on contact lens mishaps!

Jordan McCollum said...

Once my mother forgot to take both of her contact lenses out at night. The next morning, she woke up and could see--she thought it was a miracle, she'd been healed.

Um, no.

Once I thought my contact fell out and I couldn't find it, so I opened a new one. I found it hiding in my eye days later. No wonder my eye hurt.