I went to the opticians a week ago for a check up. I hadn't been in ages.
The optician spent over an hour with me and said to me 'I'm sorry to tell you this, you've got blood vessels growing behind your eye'
I just shrugged my shoulders. So what? I've got loads of blood vessels.
Apparently I'd been wearing contact lenses for too long - 23 years from morning to night without a break. My eyes were sore, drying out and I needed to rest them.
The optician mentioned to me that my eyes had beens starved of oxygen with long term contact lens wear and if I carried on I could lose my sight.
I've got to be honest, I hated glasses years ago as I was so vain when I was a kid. Now, I'm 40 and just happy not to feel completely whacked out a the end of an evening. My eyes are incredibly valuable to me, and I don't want to lose them.
Glasses it is then! With very occasional contact lens wear.... very occasional
....actually they're really nice RayBan ones and I quite like 'em.