So how is it that after decades of conscientious contact wearing, I went to bed last night without taking them out? I just went to bed, without giving them a single thought, and slept the entire night with my contacts in my eyes. How is it even possible? What in the world happened to me?
I woke up this morning, and the world was a foggy mess when I opened my eyes. I was still half asleep and couldn't figure out what was going on, so I put my glasses on and the foggy mess got even worse. I was about a second away from panic when I suddenly thought... are my contacts in?? I reached up and gently touched one eye and could not believe I felt my contact there.
I immediately took them out and threw them away. Then I started planning how I'd live life as a blind person since I had just done the most awful thing in the world to my poor eyes. And yes, my eyes were hurting and dry. Thankfully, they returned to normal pretty quickly and I haven't noticed any far-reaching ill effects...so far.
Mostly, I am in shock. This is the kind of thing that makes me think, well, if I can forget to take my contacts out before I go to sleep, I could forget to get Lucas out of the car one hot summer day or something horrible like that.
I hate feeling like I am losing my mind!