My sister has had a terrible time with her eyes. Back in 1977 her eye doctor convinced her to try hard contact lenses. She had a terrible time with those things. They were horribly uncomfortable, made her eyes water and her nose run. Those things made it nearly impossible for her to apply any kind of eye makeup. Although she did not have any trouble inserting the lenses, she had a horrible time removing them every night. She would pull at the corners of her eyes and blink really hard for about 15 minutes at night until her eyes were sore. Then she would fill a large pot full of water and stick her head in it and open her eyes under water, hoping the lenses would fall out. (Although her doctor told her that would work, it didn’t.)
She went to the local emergency room about ten times in desperation because she couldn’t remove them. Finally a friend of hers gave her a little suction cup to use (she had an extra one) and she would use that to remove the lens. When she got pregnant with her first baby, her doctor told her that pregnancy would change her eyes and that she had to stop wearing the contacts. Once the baby was born she decided that she did not have the time or patience to deal with trying to get those things out, and she simply stopped.
About 1989 she went to a different eye doctor for her eye exam and he convinced her to try semi-soft lenses. Those lenses would not stay in place – they floated around her eyes all day long. After about a year of trying to get lenses that would stay in place, she gave up and swore that she would never try contacts again!