That’s it I’m a klutz.
I was at the eye clinic today. My fourth sitting, as I valiantly tried to practice wearing contact lenses. She hates me, that doctor. It seems so and I know for sure. It’s like she wanted me out of her stupid clinic.
“Arrey baba why are you blinking so much?! Anjali, even if you come here for ten days you are never going to get it because you keep blinking.”
Then she smiled diabolically, simultaneously summing me up as a clumsy freak.
I felt foolish and totally self conscious as I tried in vain to pull the eyelids of my right eye, the way she had demonstrated, trying to insert the cup shaped lens balanced on my right index finger, onto my eye.
It was trembling. Don’t blink, don’t blink! That’s it you have got it..almost..yes..
My lens was moving closer towards my right cornea.
And then there it was.
Hanging for its life from my lashes.
I had blinked again.
The doctor sighed. “Children learn this in 15 minutes of their first sitting. Anyway I will see you tomorrow.”
a sad yet scornful smile plastered on her face. She just wanted to me to scoot.
I could feel my eyes stinging. “Oh shit I’m not going to cry for something as silly as this! C’mon!” I scolded myself inwardly. I tried to maintain my composure as I walked out of her clinic, in some sort of a dignified way.
I couldn’t maintain it for long though. I came home and burst into tears. Mom tried to hide her amusement and she comforted me.
“I’m such..an..id..idiot. All my friends who wear lenses would have never faced this problem!” I blubbered.
Mom showed me a few demonstrative YouTube videos about wearing contact lenses for the first time. She scrolled down to the comments. I couldn’t help but feel good after reading them.
There was this one that went like this –
“Thanks for putting this video up. I died at the doctors office trying to put one in for 30 minutes, and when I got home I died taking them out for bed. Haha. I found that the easiest way is to look directly at the lens and just stick it on even though it feels horrible, it’s much faster… At least for me…”
“i cant do this! im sucha pussy man!!!”
So Eye’m not the only freak after all.