This year marks my 18th year as a contact lens wearer. 18 freaking years of being basically blind and I know what you are thinking – Did she honestly start wearing contact lenses at the age of 12? Well yes, yes I did. I hit puberty early and on top of already having braces, a pizza face, greasy hair and boobs, my mom decided that I did not need to add glasses to the list. Thanks, MOM! (Honestly, she is pretty brilliant!).