Contact lenses and glasses

Before I got laser eye surgery I gave contact lenses another shot after my glasses broke from wear and tear. They’re a little uncomfortable indeed, but I do see the value in them. Instead of having constant pressure on the tip of my nose and ears there’s nothing, what a relief! I also no longer saw frames at every corner of my vision which is a huge bonus.

Getting them in during the first week was a nightmare though. It takes a while to get the hang of it. I actually tried for nearly an hour the first time before I managed to succeed and get both of the contact lenses to stick on my eyeballs. We’ve got eyelids for a reason after all. The trick is to use your finger next to your middle finger to pull the bottom eyelid down, then your middle finger to pull your top eyelash up. Then look straight ahead, and with the contact lense on your other hands middle finger put it on the white of your eyeball. It’s the best method I found and you get the hang of it after it a while.

It’s worth the effort though. They last about 8 hours for me before my eyes got a bit too irritated to wear them any longer and I needed to put my glasses back on. But during them 8 hours the comfort was great and my vision was actually much clearer. Give them a go if you have the chance! Or just skip this and go for laser eye surgery to fix the problem if you have the money to spare. It’s worth it.

I bought some enchroma color blind correction glasses

Yep, just as the title states I went and grabbed a pair of enchroma glasses (of course). They’re not cheap at all, but this is because they’re such a valuable item. Words on this page won’t do my experience wearing these for the first time any justice, but i’ll do my best. I found the color corrective glasses on When I put on the glasses there was a drastic change to the degree of colors I could perceive. I saw shades of purple I never even knew existed! Pinks, blues and other vibrant colors stood out especially and my garden looked outstanding.

The glasses were for outdoor use so my garden looked outstanding. My bushes appeared vibrant instead of the usual dullness that I see and I could finally appreciate roses in all their beauty. With these colorblind glasses the grass is greener on the other side (literally). I tried them indoors too and re-watching some television shows was mind-blowing. I watched some episodes of game of thrones again and saw all the colors in great detail. All I could say was “woah” with my eyes fixated on the screen. Some of my favourite films also were a great watch while wearing these glasses.

They’re made by a company called enchroma who specialise in creating glasses for the colorblind, I found some reviews here before making my choice on which pair to grab After improving my eyesight with laser eye surgery, these glasses have added the finishing touch and now my color vision is improved too! How lucky I am to live in such a time where we can improve such defects with ease and just a little bit of money.

They come in many stylish styles too so don’t think you’ll be wearing a pair of massive unfashionable spectacles. They literally look like a normal pair of glasses because the technology is all in the lenses, which are normal sized. They work through some sort of light filtering mechanism to help people with red-green color blindness and possible people with other types too. It’s definately worth a look to see if you an improve your type of color vision too. There’s probably more on this on their website if you’re interested.

Colorblindness and laser eye surgery

I’m Seiwakai, and I unfortunately I suffer from color blindness. I was born with red-green colorblindness and until recently have had no idea what it is like for normal people to see the world with fully functional eyesight. Here in this blog i’ll be laying down some facts about my condition that you may not know and could find interesting. I’ll share some of my own experiences so you may easier relate to what I experience.

Even though I’m colorblind I know have perfect 20/20 vision due to laser eye surgery, which i’m very thankful for! It was a very scary process and I was tempted to get one eye done at a time to minimise the already tiny risk of damaging both eyes, but I jumped right in and everything turned out fine. If you’re debating it, do it! It’s the best thing I have ever bought by far.

There was next to no pain apart from a little dryness and sensitivity to light. Dealing with the minor side effects is nothing compared to getting the eyesight of an eagle! To be able to walk down the street and actually get to see people’s faces is a wonderous thing. My glasses never really did the trick so this was a big shock to see what I was missing out on. It’s like life has been upgraded from standard definition to 4K high definition everywhere, if you can imagine that.

Now that’s fixed, hopefully I and many others out there like me will find a way to restore my ability to see colors. In my next post i’ll talk about a truly outstanding new gadget I bought relating to my condition. See you then.