There's a mark on each lens that indicates which end goes down, or in other words which part of the circle should be attached at the bottom of my eye. The mark is a short line that look a lot like a scratch. It's about 1/3 of millimeter long. Before I put the lens in, I'm supposed to hold it up to a light and figure out where the mark is and then insert the lens so it fits exactly right. Right! I tried it a couple of mornings. Uh huh. After twisting and turning the lens in various lights to see the mark, I then have to turn it to position it correctly on my finger so I can put it in my eye. Right again. You try to see something with bad eyesight that even to a person with perfect eyesight has difficulty seeing, then take that floppy, soft, small, clear, hard to see object and turn in on your wet finger and try to get it to stay on the finger while you turn it and then get it to release the finger and go into your eye. (There may be a magic word involved that makes the lens stay on your finger until you need to release it into your eye. Where's Hermione when you need her?)
I don't care about the stupid line anymore. I just pop the lenses in and let them adjust themselves. It works fine and I'm going to tell the optician where he can stick his instructions when I see him next year. I may also write a snide letter to the lens manufacturer.
It's cold and dark and rainy. What happened to spring?
My spell checker recognizes Hermione. Now that's magic!