When was this? 1) the newer contacts are less noticeable and 2) eye drops will remove some of the irritation.
For me the hard part was getting them in and out. They didn't really bug me once in, until I started staring at a screen all day and then they got a bit dry.
And, you know, I got married so who was I trying to impress?
And NOW they have cool glasses with MUCH thinner lenses. In high school, because of my astigmatism, the bottom outside of my lenses were literally .4" wide.