A what? That's what I first thought in the 7th grade when I was told I had an astigmatism. Since that day I've had glasses, ugly, bulky, pain in the butt glasses. Sure, I wore them a lot when I first had them but once 8th grade and freshman year came along they were not part of my daily plan of what to wear. They annoyed me and I didn't want anything to do with them.What happened though was I actually ended up making my eyesight worse from straining my eyes so much.
Then came sophomore year, the year I finally convinced my parents to get me contacts. In fact, I even got a special brand of contacts especially for astigmatisms called Acuvue Oasys. They are made to work with this special kind of vision problem. I have never used any other kind so I don't know whether or not that is true. However, once they're in I see great and like how I look and feel all day long.
Theses contacts are designed to be used for an entire month before you throw them out and start a new pair. You know you are getting close to a month because they get harder and harder to put in so you know it's time to move on to a new pair. I only have a problem with one of my eyes so I actually only wear one contact at a time.
Contacts are a bit hard to get used to and learn how to put in so these have 1 2 3 written on them so that you know which side to put in so you don't put them in upside down.
I actually forgot my contacts at my dad's house and am wearing glasses right now, and let me tell you I miss my contacts pretty bad. Glasses are not nearly as good. I also can't see out of the corner of my eyes. Contacts are the only way to go.