Seriously, PURPLE colored contacts?
So I got contacts. I won’t bore you with whining about putting them in and taking them out and such. What I WILL bore you with is the optometrist who spent 30 plus minutes trying to convince me to get COLORED contacts. If you’ve never met me, take a quick look at a MS paint collage of me on the banner on the top of this page. OK, so now everyone is aware I am off-white/light-brown girl, black hair, and brown eyes.
So this guy is pulling out these contacts; greens and blues. He keeps holding them up to my face. He’s shaking his head, putting them back down, and pulling out new ones. I don’t manage to say a thing. AND, I’ve never had contacts. While I know regular ones exists, maybe this IS the norm? I let him continue. I eventually manage to mumble something enough to get his attention. He stops and looks at me. I sort of articulate something like “I think I would look weird with anything but brown eyes?”
He seems upset. AND, I feel bad because he IS being so helpful. He admits to understanding my concerns with the blue ones. But continues to insist I HAVE to get these green ones. I have never even thought about having a different eye color. I’ve never even dyed my hair. I don’t think I am the kinda girl in the market for a new set of eyeballs. So I eventually manage to distract him with a question about something else. I end up leaving with my own brown eyes.
But, are people wearing these? Do girls do this? Are there brown girls with fake blue eyes?
I think Tony Morrison would want to know too!