Because I'm vain, I tried yet another pair of contacts for the big reunion event Saturday night. I made it through dinner, but by the time we got back to the law school for dancing and open bar, I had to take it out because it was turning red. (I opted to wear one contact and have weird vision instead of putting on my glasses.)
Finally, this past Tuesday, my eye was clear again and I tried another pair.
And now, Sunday morning, I'm still wearing that pair and my eye is totally clear. I guess I've finally found a brand that works -- or whatever allergen was getting me is gone. Or whatever scratch kept getting aggravated is healed. Either way, it works.
The three worst things about it all:
1. Having a very red eye. Everyone noticed. I looked ridiculous.
2. Wearing glasses while running. Major fear of tripping because I couldn't see directly in front of me (gap between bottom of glasses and bottom of eyesight range).
3. No sunglasses, particularly while driving, since I had to wear my glasses and don't own prescription sunglasses.
And what's funny is that now that I'm finally able to wear contacts (and sunglasses), this was the forecast looking ahead on Thursday morning:
Especially since Dallas is one of the sunniest places ever and we never seem to have more than about two rainy days in a row.