We’re just going with a longer-wear contact in the hopes that it will bother me less…and also using OTC eye drops when they become irritated. He said I didn’t need bifocal contacts (because I can see just fine with my glasses) and that I MIGHT get a bit better vision with astigmatism lenses, but they are much less comfortable. That, and contacts are never as good as glasses at correcting astigmatism. And if I need to start using drops 4-5-6 times a day, then we could look at prescription drops.
So for now, I’m wearing contacts, but only about 6-7 hours a day, taking a day off a time or two a week and just wearing glasses, and hoping my eyes change for the better with time (which he said is still possible).