I got contacts in 2010, and I hardly ever wear them. Basically I just wear them to conferences when I need to recognize people from across the room. Otherwise they sit in their case, slowly drying out until I remember to add more saline solution or just chuck them for a new pair.
Do contacts ever get *comfortable*? Even when I wear them for a week in a row they still feel dry and itchy.
At the end of the year, when I realized I hadn’t used any of the insurance for my eyes that we’ve been paying for, I figured I better sneak in a visit and get myself a new pair of glasses. Now when I drive or watch TV I don’t have to give myself deep furrowed wrinkles from all my squinting.
And anything that makes me look like Tina Fey, even out of the corner of your eye, is a good thing in my book.