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Monday, May 7, 2012

No 'contacts' pleaseee !!


Disclaimer : A mindless post. You might end up feeling exasperated. So read at your own risk ;)

The day I bought my very first pair of contact lenses on the occasion of my cousins marriage, I felt no less than a Cinderella who has just been dressed up for the grand party by the plump fairy (read ophthalmologist, who was equally plump) !
Having been wearing spectacles from the age of 11, contact lenses did come as a breeze of cool wind in the month of may.
Back home, I 'throned' the box with utmost care in the drawer and waited for the day as much as the bride herself.

Finally, on the day of marriage, I sat eyeing the mirror with my hands clean, nails cut ( like an obedient toddler on the first day as school) and opening my eyes wide began inserting the concave transparent thing.
 But contact lenses aren't that friendly and humble creatures you see.They are stubborn. Very stubborn. In fact calling then merely stubborn will be an understatement. They are unfriendly, irritating, extremely moody and green eyed like your cunning classmate at college.


Once, twice, thrice, I tried and toiled with all my will to make peace only to find myself failing each time, with my eyes watering even more profusely and Alas! like a loose cannon it fell down only to be gobbled up by the white marble floor.
An hour later, I was at the marriage ceremony looking almost a mess and of course with my dear spectacles accompanying me.
That was when I swore never to get into the Cinderella avatar again.

School ended and college began. And in spite of being in a medical college, it was rather astonishing to see absolutely no one wearing the glasses.
But peer pressure got the better of me and here I was again sitting and struggling with this moody irritating fellow ( After all promises and resolutions are meant to be broken).

Even today, we have after days of bitter fights and then spectacles come to my rescue. 
But with practice and patience, I have learned the art of keeping my chin up and tackle the transparent chap with all my tact.
That's what life is all about, after all. isn't it? 


25 comments:

  1. Haha! Nice post! Yes contact lenses are such a pain...Specs is the only option left, with me too.. I can relate myself to this post. Not at all mindless :)

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    1. yes, i have had a very hard time handling them. the result is this post :D thnks for reading!

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  2. I can so identify with the post...my son had to wear spects at the age of 2...Thankfully he can do without them also...

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    1. thts pretty nice, i wish even i could do without specs and without contacts too! :D

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  3. Well you're right, Life is all about you just said.
    Btw, not a mindless post, so I risked it and the risk was good. :P

    Take Care. :)

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    1. oh ya..that was like an additional gyaan for those not interested in contact lens rant :P great u paid heed to it! welcome to b blog!

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  4. I can never imagine putting those scary little things in my eyes. I am someone who is even afraid of eyedrops!

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    1. tears come pretty handy with the transparent creature i tell u :/ so yes! u better stay away from them :D

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  5. ha ha.. I loved this post.. But I've a doubt.. How can you keep the lenses inside your eyes without closing your eyelids??? I dunno how everyone wears the contact lens.. Anyway practise well.. Enjoy..!

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    1. nothing like that..u just r not suppose to sleep when wearing them..eyes u definitely can close :)
      glad u liked it!

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  6. Aare to get a stylish frame waala spec na. Contacts have always been a pain.

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    1. wo to stylish hai but sometimes u need to shed that chashmish image na, tab kya karen? !

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  7. Awesome post!!! It reminded me of my first day with contact lenses...

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    1. haha..glad u could identify with it, i thought i will be the only one sailing in this boat. so happy :D

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  8. I stuck to glasses till I was 15 and then switched to contacts after a ton of tears and fights at home :P Today, I only wish I'd stuck to glasses forever for contacts irritate the crap out of me :P

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  9. even i am planning to get a pair of contact lenses, for no apparent reason, of course.

    i guess, you don't have any issues with that now, right?

    enjoyed reading the post :)

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    1. no issues, i just played my part of warning u..rest, to each his own :P
      glad u enjoyed btw :D

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  10. Hahaa..nice write of a straight crisis situation! :)

    Cheers! Do stop by my blog - Kappu!

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    1. oh yes...a crisis that leaves u in tears!

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  11. I've been wearing contacts since the last 6 years. I hate them but I can't live without them. I think every girl feels that her eyes are way too pretty to be hidden behind ugly glasses....

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    1. exactlty. and the praises u get when u flash those koel- smoked eyes, contact lenses dont seem much of a trouble then.. isnt it? :P

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  12. you know what u reminded me of my ordeal with the contact lenses.. I gave them up after giving them a couple of chances....lol So just happy with my specs..
    Now ur write up.. you infuse life in even the non living things.. u've that sense of sattire.. I want you to use this against some evils of society..

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    1. oh no...u gave up on them like completely? thats a lil rude :/
      as for ur wish..well d wish is my command, will definitely try to come up with something :)

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  13. Hahahahaha!! Ditto! I so totally agree.. Its been six years since i took to contacts.. and I still take 15 minutes to convince them to hug my eyeballs.. :D
    Beloved specs are the true buddys, so I never let go of them. The pair of contacts is often found in some random corner of the house, forgotten and shriveled up to glory! :)But we shall overcome some day..
    Delightful post!

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