Sheesh, I figured it would be easier than this and I don't know why. It is, after all, difficult child. He gave up last yr after trying, and failing, repeatedly, to get contacts in his eyes and we never made it out of the office with-a scrip. Went through the entire thing again today, except that this time, a tech put the contacts in, and it took her half doz tries with-ea eye! I think he was blinking too much and she needed to keep his eyes open with-a backhoe instead of her cute little fingers. She called in another tech, who redid some of the readings, and mumbled something about astigmatism, acted like he was going to leave, and I said, "Wait, can you please explain to difficult child what astigmatism is?" He explained it in terms of sports (football, basketball shapes) and then I added, "When I was your age, if we had astigmatism, we couldn't wear contacts because they were hard lenses. Now, with soft lenses, you can do anything." The dr came in and noted that difficult child has a LOT of astigmatism and that it will take about 3 tries with-different lenses (preferably toric), so at least we have an idea of the trial and error process. difficult child thought we'd zip in and out and it actually took 2 hrs. He's got new glasses (his eyes have changed a lot just in the past yr) and can't see with-o them, so I don't have to bug him at all to wear them. He even wore them to bed the first night, lol! Poor kid, he seems to have gotten the worst genes in the entire family tree. Neither of his bio parents wore glasses, although both had braces, and his teeth are straight. Go figure.