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FML - The follow-up

Today, after nearly a year of headaches and fuzzy vision, I went to the eye doctor. It turns out I've had my contacts in the wrong eyes for a year. FML

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TO ALL YOU PEOPLE ASKING WHY I WAITED: I'm at college and I still depend on my parents' income. I basically get one eye doctor visit a year because it's what we can afford. Alright, people?
By Midnightpearls / Friday 2 November 2012 15:39 / United States
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  StalkerChick  |  13

Probably no insurance. My ear piercing got infected and I couldn't go to the doctor because it cost too much. I had to wait until the health clinic at my college opened for the semester.

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  Senseless_487  |  13

Yeah, but usually, the optometrist will tell you to come in within the next few weeks if you're still having trouble with your vision, and they'll check it out free of charge. I can't imagine why OP would wait almost a year.

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  bigtaytay  |  13

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  MDTeddy  |  13

Lets wait forever before we realize we have a problem that just got worse. It is easy to screw up your eyes sight. If you closed one eye for a long period of time it eventually becomes weaker which is why you really shouldn't wear an eye patch for too long even though this had nothing to do with an eye patch.

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  christyxbee  |  13

Contacts in wrong eyes? I don't get it. How many pairs of eyes does he have? :x wouldn't it be wrong contacts in his eyes and not wrong eyes? I'm only slightly confused

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121- OP is saying that they have a different prescription for each eye, so their contact for their left eye is different from the one for the right eye. That being said, OP has been wearing the left contact in the right eye, and the right contact in the left eye..

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  blcksocks  |  27

I don't see how OP doesn't deserve this one. Even if they didn't have insurance, the follow-up visit to check how the contact lens fits is usually free anyways...

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  flipfloperson  |  27

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  Jaxx66  |  28

Not to mention; usually the prescription is different, so you should be able too tell cause it's blurry or not as clear. I've put mine in the wrong eye before and it was funny inward vision, really odd angles to things. If they are soft contacts, each month you replace them they're color coded to tell you which eye. Otherwise I'm sorry OP, that your eyes are close to the same prescription to where you didn't notice right off.

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  vivienmoore  |  28

What baffles me is the fact that OP never noticed how the blurriness stopped when they took the contacts out, or how they never thought of switched them around, just to see if it helped.

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  Pleonasm  |  28

You've got some optic nerve telling me that, but im glad you see the aqueous humour in my puns. OK, I really don't think I can come up with any more!

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  gc327072  |  28

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  GoldenGrizzly  |  28

I think you just have to make the right accommodation for these puns. I think their humor is right off the amsler grid. Just taking A-scan through the comments and they have the best jokes. Don't worry, its just an astigmatism about puns, not everyone gets them. I have binocular vision for jokes like that, however, despite the blind spot most have. Cone you make any more puns? I really love them.

By  kellygirl83  |  28

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  Driblets  |  28

Not really, that it what contacts are for. When she took them off she would have more blurry vision I have no clue about the headaches though because I dont have headache problems. We need a doctor!

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  SammyS2012  |  28

When I don't wear my glasses or when each eye had a separate prescription and I switched contacts, I would get a headache. I don't really know what causes it, I guess straining your eyes so much cause the headaches. Luckily now I have -4.75 in both eyes so I don't have to worry about confusing my contacts

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  Driblets  |  28

Ahh okay, as I said I don't have vision problems so I wouldn't know what it feels like / looks like. Thank you though, we learn something new everyday, right? ;)

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  SammyS2012  |  28

I'm guessing from people who don't understand it, and in turn, think it's a dumb idea. It's really not; like i said, I had different prescriptions at one point and there really is a difference when you switch contacts. If you're using one too strong for your eye, it's extremely "magnified" looking, while the one that isn't strong enough for the eye leaves it blurry. Once they're taken off, your vision improves in a way; you can't see better, obviously, but it's better than having them switched. That's what I think 7 means, but people are assuming she meant that having no contacts would have improved her eyesight.

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  darkhakai  |  28

I have no idea why this is getting such a negative response. I have contacts and since I am far sighted, when I take my contacts out I can see perfectly fine at reasonable distances. If I put my contacts in the wrong eyes, my vision would be notably better after taking the contacts out. While there is no way of knowing whether the OP is also farsighted, Kellygirl83's suggestion is a possibility.

By  katie887  |  16

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