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Eyes Adrift

A Seven Days In Excavation From 2019

By Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 14 days ago 3 min read
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This was a five-year-old Seven Days In post about issues with my contact lenses that thankfully got sorted out. For some reason, it has had a lot of recent visits, and I know some people have issues with contact lenses. My daughters have never bothered with them, and that is understandable, putting lumps of plastic in your eyes must be very scary the first time you do it.

It was also an excuse to share the amazingle beautiful song "Inquiring Minds" by the band Eyes Adrift formed by Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic .

Eyes Adrift

On Sunday I noticed my left contact lens was a bit curly at the edges but still put it in any way. By the afternoon my left eye was stinging and I took my lenses out and had to bathe it as it had become very uncomfortable to the point of being painful. On Monday and Tuesday, I wore my glasses for work and my eye seemed to be better although the aircon at work does dry my eyes out a bit,

Wednesday morning I walked to work ( you can see some of that on Instagram here) with contact lenses back in but when I got into work suddenly I could hardly see out of my left eye and it was also affecting my right eye as well. I ditched the left eye contact lens but was feeling awful and disorientated and got myself back home. At 11:45 I rang C4 Sightcare, my opticians of 20 years, told them the problem, my left eye felt like it was filled with grit or sand, and they asked if I could get it by 12:15 which I said I could. By this time the sun was shining and due to Blackett Street being closed for the Christmas Market I had to walk a fair way to the opticians but I could hardly see due to the bright sunlight and the discomfort in my left eye and nearly walked into a few people.

My optician examined my eye and said the cornea was cloudy, but there was no major problems, although the pressure jets were painful, and prescribed me some GoldenEye Antibiotic Cream. I went home and slept for 5 hours and today has been much the same but the eye in improving. I will probably do without contact lenses over the weekend, although I don't like wearing glasses all day.

So when Kurt Cobain died Dave Grohl formed the Foo Fighters, but bassist Krist Novoselic formed Eyes Adrift who I think only made one album which featured a beautiful song called "Inquiring Minds" which I have found a live acoustic version of , but below is the album version, or buy it from the link below that. This is possibly the first paragraph I have written that mentions every member of Nirvana.

You can see that my eye is improving because I can actually write a blog post, so things are improving.


I know this is just a diary entry about some issues I had with my eyes, and an excuse to share some excellent music, but you may find it interesting, and if you have got this far then hopefully you have enjoyed it.

There will be more of these going forward, but at some point, they will dry up as these are all pieces that I wrote before signing up for Vocal.

I do still post to Seven Days In, but this month I have not posted, but I know I am only halfway through May, so plenty of time.

If you have got this far, thank you so much for reading, and that soong is really worth listening to.


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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran13 days ago

    So relieved to know your left eye was okay. I'm too terrified to use contact lenses. I only use glasses hehehe

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