I, for one, do. I’ve tried several solutions, all to no avail. Opti-Free, Renu, Clean & Clear (the kind with the special lens cases). I’ve even tried two separate brands: SofMed and Acuvue2. All of these solutions and contacts leave me with the exact same feeling after a few hours. First, I can really feel the lenses on the surface of my eyes, which is a significant, significant irritant. As a consequence of being the sensation of the lenses on my eyes, it seems to simulate the feeling of heavy eyelids, thus making me feel drowsy. Both of these feelings appear after about 1 hour of having my contacts in, and only intensify as time progresses. The Clean & Clear solution is marginally better than the the other two I’ve tried, but not by much. It gets so bad after about 4 hours that I can’t even concentrate on what anyone around me is saying. Instead, I’m using all my willpower to keep my hands by my sides instead of ripping my eyes out of their sockets, which would surely be an improvement over the sever discomfort that my contacts engender.
My resolution to this problem is to either: a) Wear my contacts for short bursts of time, b) wear glasses, c) wear neither contacts nor glasses. My vision is right in the range where it makes this a double-edged sword for me. It’s somewhere in the range of 20/50-20/60. If I don’t need to be able to read from a distance, like is required for activities like driving or taking notes, then I can function just fine in society without wearing corrective lenses. However, this makes it difficult to read signs from a distance when I’m out and about, to read smaller text on TV, etc.
I’m hoping to get some feedback from Dopers here. Do/did you suffer from sever contact discomfort? What options have you pursued to successfully combat this?