I started wearing glasses when I was seven, and I’ll never forget the first time I put them on. The trees! They weren’t just green amorphous blobs! They had leaves! My next vision-related epiphany came many years later, the first time I wore contacts. My eyes! They were green! And when I wasn’t wearing my thick, ugly glasses, other people could see them! Since that wonderful day, I’ve worn contacts nearly constantly, and glasses only occasionally. I love my contacts, and here’s why.
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I hated wearing my glasses because no-one could see my eyes, which are actually quite pretty. Now that I wear contacts, I’m always getting compliments on my bright green eyes.
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I feel like I can see better with my contacts in, rather than when I’m wearing my glasses. This is especially true for m peripheral vision. And they don’t get smudged or dirty like glasses, either.
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Have you ever wondered how you would look with blue or violet or green eyes instead of brown? I know I’ve always wanted to try violet Elizabeth Taylor eyes for a change, and with special contacts, you can!
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My friend Shannon went as a cat for Halloween this year, and she bought these amazing topaz-colored cat-eye contacts to complete her look. They were so realistic, she won the costume contest. There are lots of other special-effect lenses, too, from pure black with no iris color, to red (for vampires or werewolves). Cool!
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My first contact lenses were hard, not soft, and they could only be worn for a few hours at a time. Cleaning them was a chore, and to take them out and put them in required ten minutes and a tiny plunger device. Yikes! Contacts are a lot more convenient these days, and some are disposables that are only meant to be worn one day, then tossed.
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Traveling with glasses isn’t convenient. You have to port along the cases, a cleaner spray, and a non-scratch cloth. With contacts, you just need your tiny case and a tiny bottle of drops, both of which can squeeze into your make-up bag or purse with no hassle.
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I have a severe astigmatism in one eye, and my mother wears bifocals, but they make contact lenses for both of us! No matter what your prescription or special need, chances are, there’s a contact lens that will work for you.
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