Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ouch! There's a tire in my eye!

I've worn contacts since I was 12 years old. I am 20/400 and while I'm not sure exactly what that means, I do know that without my contacts, I can't even see my reflection in the mirror. My optometrist says that I'm "legally blind". The first thing I do when I get out of bed is put my contacts in and it's the very last thing I do before I go to bed. So, I suppose, it shouldn't be strange to dream about them, right?

At least once a week I dream about putting my contacts in. But the strange thing, is in these dreams, they are never actually "contacts". They're always some kind of foreign object that have no business being in my eyes. Like sunflowers. Or fabric. I'll find myself standing in front of the mirror, holding my "contact" and I'll look down to discover that rather than the tiny piece of plastic that I expect to see, I'm holding a giant flower but I try to put it in my eye anyway. Sometimes they're still contacts, but they're huge and I have to fold them over and over again to get it to fit in my eye. Sometimes they're blankets, or any number of other odd items. Last night it was a tire.

A tire.

What the heck does that mean?

48 comments:

Brian Miller said...

it means you must immediately take a road trip or vacation...at least that is the way i would interpret it..and so i am hoping to dream of tires tonight. smiles.

The Empress said...

Oh,how funny. I remember when I used to wear earplugs to get some sleep (I need absolute quiet, but let's move on..) and when I'd fall asleep with the ear plugs in, I'd dream that someone was boxing my ears.

Funny, huh?

Cute post. Thank you.

Sarah said...

A secret yearning for the Michelin Man....

Shell said...

A tire? How funny!

I use those day and night ones, so I don't have to worry about taking mine out. I want Lasik so badly!

Aging Mommy said...

Hmm.....very interesting - no doubt a dream specialist would have a diagnosis for you in a jiffy. I have terrible eyesight too, not as bad as yours but without correction I cannot function. I wore contacts for years but no longer can as I got a terrible dry eye syndrome. Now the thought of putting a contact in makes me squirm. I so want Lasik but have been too chicken to consider doing it. Until now - I am determined to make an appointment and at least get a consultation SOON!

Raelene said...

Wow...I don't even know what to say. You have some interesting dreams, very very interesting. I can't stop laughing.

AngieB said...

I keep checking the comments, waiting for the Freudians and the Jungians to chime in about what those dreams mean! I've had Lasik twice, and now am in not just glasses but BIFOCALS. Too afraid to even try contacts again since for the second surgery (2 1/2 years after the first) the doc didn't have to make an incision, just pulled up the flap on my cornea from the first surgery - ick! If he can do that, it could certainly happen when I'm taking a contact out - bleh!

Gigi said...

I, too, am 20/400. Most days, my contacts FEEL like tires in my eyes. Funny post!

Susan Fobes said...

Ah, my friend, according to my dream book (ok, I only look at it sometime)dreams where there is something in your eye represent roadblocks in your way, but you could be the one causing them. Or, don't eat whatever it is you ate before bed! LOL!

Buckeroomama said...

Maybe you should just do Lasik and be done with contacts... but then I wonder what you'd be dreaming about then. :)

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

You got me but very interesting dream. Maybe someday the answer will "roll" your way.

Cheryl said...

I have no idea what it means. I am also legally blind so maybe a tire in my eye would be the ultimate solution?

That one girl said...

Okay, not sure why this made me laugh so hard but THAT is great! Did you actually GET it in? Were they snow tires or like softer summer tires? Was it a smaller spare? I'm just curious...

purseblogger said...

That is hilarious! I used to wear contacts too but I never had one of those dreams. LOL

Christa Terry said...

Heh, that's wacky!

Homemaker Man said...

You need more sleep. You're eyes are tired. BWaAHAHAA oh forget it.

Sharlene T. said...

Don't know what the books say, but I say it's time for you to take a vacation!

Marla said...

I don't know what it means but those crazy dreams of yours made me laugh.

Kinderscares said...

That's hilarious!

A million years ago when I was a smoker, I used to regularly dream about eating my cigarettes. I would put one in my mouth and go fishing in my pockets for a lighter, only to discover I had inadvertently started chewing and eating my cigarette. This would happen multiple times in a row, and each time I was equally surprised.

Dreams are just plain weird!

Erin said...

LOVE IT--"your eyes are tired." so funny! that's along the lines of what I was thinking.

I wear contacts, too, but the last few days my allergies have been so bad I've had to use my glasses...

leigh said...

Crazy dreams make life exciting!

Amo said...

What a disturbing dream! How do you even manage to get these foreign objects in your eye in the dreams? The dreams I hate the most are the ones where all my teeth fall out. I'm not sure what they mean, but they scare the hell out of me!

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

I'm no dream interpreter but I think you and your contacts may have some issues to work out. At least you are not me and didn't just have a nightmare that you gave birth to an enormous and ugly fish with three heads... Wanna take a stab at that one?

Not June said...

Clearly your dreams mean that you consider your contacts to be foreign objects and you detest having to put them in your eyes.

I used to wear contacts. I was about 20/400, too. Imagine that!
About three years ago, I had Lasik.
Best money I ever spent.

If you had to choose between a boob job and Lasik, I wouldn't definitely say, the Eyes have it, you can always stuff your bra!

panamamama said...

Funny! Dreams are strange aren't they? My hubby had eyes about that bad and got Lasix two years ago. He said it was the best thing he ever did. (Wait, what does that say about meeting me?) :)

Kristy said...

I am also 20/400 in each eye! I want laser surgery so bad. A tire, huh? Are you feeling a little run down? Ha, ha,ha.

LambAround said...

Well, I hope you're happy. Sexy Nerd has been trying to convince me to go to the optometrist for years. I finally made an appointment, then read this, and am now freaked out about the possibility of being told I need contacts and will have to put icky things in my eyes!
So what if I can't see anything when we go to the theater? The songs are the best part anyway! :p

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Tropical Mum said...

Thanks for sharing your very odd dreams. Now I feel like I am missing out. I have dreams, but often forget them immediately after I wake up.

Shelly

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The Wifey said...

I shared this with my mom and she loved it. I am the only one in my family who doesn't have eye problems, but I'm also the only one who doesn't have blue-eyes. I blame that.

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Karen said...

I think it means your eyes are tired.

I know. I'm terrible with the puns.

Nezzy said...

Ya think ya have an adversity to puttin' a foreign object in your eye??? Heeehehe! A tire of all things...I would touch that one!

Ya'll have a wonderfully blessed Wednesday!!! :o)

JENIE=) said...

funny how dreams are! weird sometimes. this morning i woke up really really tired instead of rested after a full night sleep just because in my dream i was running...and you know how it is to run in your dreams, as if you can't make your legs move. so heavy.

IdellaD_Bar3321 said...

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Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

Visiting from SITs! I wore contacts once, for about one day!

Lunhatikk said...

LOL that's hilarious. I love dreams like that. I hate the ones I get where there's something foreign IN my eye and I have to pull it out and it gets bigger and harder to tug out... I get them more often than I care for!

I am sure you get used to putting contacts in and out all the time but the thought of it bugs me *shudder* I don't know how you do it. By the way... where's my letter? :P

Raising Madison said...

I think it means to lay off the sauce ;-)

Joanna

justsomethoughts... said...

it means - according to old chinese lore - (ok. i just made that up) that you will be going on a trip soon.

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

I'm not sure which was more fun - your post or all the comments!

As far as dream interpretation, I'd ask if there's something in your life you're not looking at, or don't want to see clearly.

The tire? Usually means moving forward.

That's my 2 cents worth from some book I read 20 yrs ago - ha!

Thanks for visiting yesterday! I always enjoy seeing what you're up to.

Jingle said...

unwinding time,
cheers!

Cameron said...

oh man! def. symbolic of something but not sure what yet?!?!?

road trip sister!

明宏 said...

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Schelle said...

Be careful when you rubber your eyes-ah? The sunflowers were my favourite... or maybe trying to imagine what pattern the fabric might be :D

Thanks for the visit over at Fleeting Reality. It's always nice when someone stops by!

Tracie said...

I have no idea what that means. I have had those putting contacts in dreams, too. I used to have dreams about wearing odd retainers that didn't fit right.

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BALLET NEWS said...

very funny !

Sissy said...

Oh Lord, I have the. same. dream. all the time! It's usually some huge suction cup so while it's technically contact shaped, it's completely inappropriate for my eye. So weird!!!

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