I had been wanting to get contacts for a while, and then one day, my girlfriend went in to get an eye exam while I did some shopping. I met up with her there, and she said, "Hey, why not get your contacts?" So I did. The doctor was nice, but a little rough putting in the contacts for the first time. Then I had to take the "contacts class" where a girl who didn't even wear contacts tried to show me how to put them in & take them out. It felt like I sat there an hour in frustration trying to put them in correctly, and neither the "teacher" nor my girlfriend were helping, but I finally got them in. It didn't get much better though as I struggled everyday to put them in, which would usually take me half an hour. When I did manage to get them in in under ten minutes, I couldn't have been happier. But I think all the struggling and constant poking of my eyes made my left eye get dry. About a week after I started wearing them, the left eye would constantly hurt, no matter how much I lubricated it.
So I went back to the doctor for my follow-up & told her (a different doctor) about my situation. She checked me out & said I had dry spots on my cornea that were being irritated by the contacts sitting on top. She put me on a strict "no contacts for five days" regimen & gave me some ultra-juicy eye drops.
But for those of you who are not as fortunate as me, why not join "You Gotta See This" contest by Abbott Medical Optics Inc. (AMO), a global leader in laser vision correction, wants to know how better vision could improve — or has improved — people’s lives. AMO recently launched the “You Gotta See This” Video Contest, inviting entrants to make a video showing the impact of improved vision, for a chance to win cash and prizes. People have already submitted:
• original music videos
• videos on boxing and swimming
• videos that just show how their daily lives would improve
The iLASIK Video Contest is still open for more entries, so visit the site and submit one. Here are the details.
$5,000 Grand Prize
First Prize (one in each video category):
HDTV package — a $2,500 value
Second Prize (one in each video category):
The Flip UltraHD camcorder — a $199.99 value
1. Submit A Video
Users make and submit a video in one of the following categories:
• “My contacts are getting in the way of my good time”
• “My favorite sport or activity would be so much cooler with better vision”
• “You should see life after the iLASIK Procedure”
2. Tell Friends To Vote
Once users submit a video, their friends can vote on it. And votes are one of the key factors in determining which videos win a prize.
3. Have A Chance To Win
• One Grand Prize winner will win $5,000 — selected from all submitted videos
• Three First Prize winners will win an HDTV package(a $2,500 value) — one per video category
• Three Second Prize winners will win the Flip UltraHD camcorder (a $199.99 value) — one per video category.
Users can submit videos, view and vote on all entries at www.GottaSeeThisNow.com.