GRRR!! I went to the eye doctor yesterday to get myself some contact lenses for the first time in my life. I thought this would be fairly easy, except for getting used to having them in. Boy was I wrong... having them in is easy... putting them in and taking them out is another thing entirely! I was told that I was a great candidate for contacts and that I could see 20/20 with them. I was excited! Then he pulled out a box and got out a contact and told me to lean my headback as he put them in. So here he is hovering his finger above my eye then he tells me to look down? ACK! After I blinked it out several times, he finally got it in... then the other one. Wow! With them in I saw great, and I could read the 20/20 line on his eye chart. Then he said I was all set and sent me out to the front where one of his assistants would show me how to put them in. I thought it would just be slightly more difficult then eye drops... no. She took me to a separate room and must've shown me 4 different ways to just take them out, and I couldn't! The two assistants took turns standing in the room watching me as I struggled. 45 minutes later, they get the doctor to come and show me. He then shows me a few ways and shows me some training to do by bringing my finger close to my eye without touching it... surprisingly, he said I was touching my eyeball (well the contacts on my eyeball) without me knowing. But no... I still couldn't do it. After struggling with it for quite awhile, it neared around 6 or so, and they said I could come back tomorrow (which would be today). Gosh, I'm so nervous! I hope I can get them in today. My god I didn't think it would be this hard. I think after hearing some encouraging words from friends and family, I should be able to get myself to. If not, I'm going to the convention as a blind Toboe... not exactly what I want.