Monday, November 14, 2011

Soft Lenses a Bust

We put the soft lenses in on Friday. I had to check Chloe's eyes at least every 15 minutes because they wouldn't stay in place. And, by "check her eyes," I mean pry her eyes open to get a really good look because the soft lenses are really hard to see on her eyeball. Then stick my finger in her eyes to move the lenses back up from underneath her bottom eyelid (where they seemed determined to be.) Chloe is usually pretty good about eye drops, insertion, and removal of lenses. I don't usually get resistance. By the end of day one she was kicking and screaming. And I can't blame her. After the first hour Dave was ready to give up. "You can't keep this up. It's ridiculous. We just need to go back to the hard lenses." But I was determined. I had already called the Vision Center to complain and they asked me to keep with these lenses for at least 2 days. Checking them now wouldn't do any good because her eyes need to adjust to them.

By the end of day 1 her left lens popped out 4 times.
1. Found after a hands/knees search of the bedroom, hallway, living room, dining room.
2. I saw it pop out on its own as Chloe ate breakfast.
3. I found it in the dishwasher. Don't ask.
4. We went out for Solana's end of the year pizza party. I checked her eyes and gave her drops about a million times during the party and 10 minutes before we left. One was missing when we got home.

That was it. Forget it. We're going back to hard lenses. We're waiting right now for the backup pair to come back from getting cleaned...


Megan B ♥ said...

I am so discouraged for you. :( What a contact nightmare. Maybe some superglue? LOL, just kidding, but I KNOW you it must have crossed your mind during the wildest of searches :)

A Goldsworthy Note said...

I'm totally disregarding your comment and asking...How did you find the contact in the dishwasher?