I Can See Clearly Now...
I've worn glasses since my late 20's. I got brave about seven or eight years ago and tried contacts. My optometrist at the time tried to put me in toric contacts but I couldn't see worth squat out of them. So he put me in gas perms (hard lenses). I wore them for a year but they aggravated my eyes daily. I had to pop them out and rewet them a couple of times a day. I was almost glad when one of them warped and I went back to glasses.
This time I got brave. I told the doc that I wanted to try soft contacts again. He ordered a trial pair for me and I picked them up this afternoon. While I know that I'll never see as well out of contacts as I would out of glasses, I must say that I love these lenses already. It takes a bit getting used to having my distance lens in my right eye and my reading lens in my left but I'm adjusting quicker than I expected.
So it's bye-bye glasses. My head feels lighter already.