The backstory (of course there is one, haven't you met me?)...
A few months ago, I got a new contact lens prescription. And all was well with the world. Until the contacts really started to bother me a few days in...so I called the eye doctor's office. They informed me that these particular contacts really should be cleaned with Clear Care or another peroxide-based solution; particularly during allergy season (which for me is pretty much all year round).
So I did what any reasonable person would do...I went out and bought the recommended solution. And all was well.
This particular solution states that you should discard the container with every new purchase as the little gray piece neutralizes the peroxide, which means that if you continually re-use the case eventually that little gray thing will quit neutralizing and you will be on the floor, writhing in pain one morning, when you insert a contact that is chock full of peroxide.
This was all fine and dandy as the first container had a blue side and a white side to denote which contact (left or right) went where.
|The right contact goes in the blue side; the left goes in the white|
For a severely near-sighted women who, for the record CANNOT see ANYTHING up close with her contacts in, this was a boon.
Because even though I couldn't see the teeny-tiny imprinted "R" on the blue side, I could differentiate blue from white.
And then every single subsequent buy netted me THIS...
For the most un-observant of you, yes...BOTH sides are white. And? To add insult to injury, the imprinted "R"? It's also white. Which means, I can't SEE which side is reserved for the right contact unless I remove one of my lenses and squint REALLY hard, all while juggling the fragile lens on the tip of one finger. *sigh*
Does life really need to be THIS difficult? Yes, I know... #firstworldproblems...but still.
Now, according to this press release, the blue and white case is the "new and improved" case. I'm crossing my fingers that the suppliers hurry up and sell all of the old product so the "new and improved" version is more readily available - because right about now, I'm ready to chance the whole "writhing on the floor in pain" option.