I started wearing contacts in the 1980s IIRC? Our company was doing trials of a new silicon-based lens and I signed up. I wore soft silicone ones and loved ‘em! You could wear the things for 30 days straight though mine worked better with frequent soaking & cleaning.Ms. Nutz is jealous because she used to wear them but can no longer. I have worn bifocals for 20 and readers since college 40 years ago.
I’ll be completely honest; it’s a vanity thing for me, looking “younger” on stage and all that.
What say you? Who wears contacts? What’s the motivation?
The program was scrapped after several years so I had to buy my own and opted for the latest hard gas permeable lenses. I loved the visual acuity & I didn’t know they were in my eyes unless the rare tiny piece of debris found it’s way or under a lens edge or they got suddenly dry (?), and that was an “excuse me!” event as it had to come out immediately. Some days one would just pop out on its own! One day I was rattling for whitetail back in a swamp when I had that happen and the lens dropped into the water. I tried to retrieve it but failed, so I trudged back to my truck & went to my optometrist wearing camo & face paint and bought my first set of disposables.
Now I loved the disposables, too, but as I aged so did my eyes. I finally needed reading glasses too often when wearing contacts and got tired of that. The trifocal contacts didn’t work for me and I couldn’t do the one eye near/one far sighted thing so threw in the towel & got trifocal eyeglasses.
They are fine but I still keep some disposables around to avoid eyeglass fogging when hunting in serious cold where I need to cover my face. I do love contact lenses and I don’t look any better without glasses!