The Struggles of Being Nearsighted

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Doctors call it "myopia." Playground bullies call it "four eyes." We call it a "struggle." Being nearsighted is common, but that doesn't mean it's easy. Whether your prescription is -1 or -7 (like MINE IS!), we hope you can relate to these. 

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1. Your Friends With 20/20 Vision Just Don't Understand

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"HOW MANY FINGERS AM I HOLDING UP?"

"Stop yelling! I'm nearsighted, not deaf!" 

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2. Drinking a Warm Beverage Is Never Easy

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Why would I want to see clearly when I can just see fog!?

Check with your insurance to see if your glasses can come with a tiny Kate Winslet hand.

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3. People Try On Your Glasses, and Are Immediately Horrified

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No, I'm not blind. No matter HOW much I want a dog.

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4. You Sometimes Feel Incomplete Without Your Glasses

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"You look so different with contacts on! Did...did you just move your hand to adjust a phantom pair of glasses?"

Yes, yes to both. 

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5. Getting Your Eyes Dilated Is Never Not Weird

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You go into the eye doctor appointment looking like you. You leave looking like every anime character ever (well, except for Brock).  

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6. Wearing Contacts for the First Time Is Definitely an Adjustment

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You know your eyes? Those squishy, sensitive things on your face that you would never want poked, ever? Time to learn how to poke them! 

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7. That Feeling When Your Contact Falls Out INSIDE Your Eyelid

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That little bugger slid off your pupil and is hiding god-knows-where under your eyelid. Good thing you're so comfortable with poking your eye now! 

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8. Getting an Eyelash in Your Contact...WHY!?

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It's like the sting of a normal person getting an eyelash caught in their eye, but WORSE! All because our vision is worse! Hooray!

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9. If We Don't Use Certain Contact Solutions Properly, It Burns!

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If you use contact solution like Clear Care, read the directions carefully before use. It takes six hours for the peroxide (yes, PEROXIDE) to neutralize, and if you take them out of the special case any time sooner, it'll burn worse than a thousand "Yo Mama" jokes. 

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10. If You Can't Find Your Glasses in the Morning...Good Luck

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Maybe they fell under the bed? Maybe this is how I die? 

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11. Even Lying Down Is This Whole Ordeal

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As a contact wearer, if I'm wearing my glasses, it means I want to relax. And when I want to relax, I want to lie down. But when I lie down, this happens. Go. Tell my story.

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12. You Can Actually Wear Contacts Inside Out, and It's Awful

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"LOL, amateurs." ”” People who wear hard lenses. 

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13. Crashing at a Friend's Place Takes Some Improvisation

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A one night stand? Crashing on a friend's couch? Went on vacation and packed horribly? If you don't have your contact case, you have to get a little creative. 

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14. That Episode of 'The Twilight Zone' Hits Way Too Close to Home

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Because it's our WORST nightmare. 

"There was TIME now!" 

And now it's time for me to order my 3rd pair of back-up glasses, just in case. 

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