So the other day, I went to the eye-doc. He told me my prescription from 10 months ago hasn't changed that much and I don't need new glasses, but if I want to improve my vision I should look into contact lenses.
My prescription is: L: sph: -2.75; cyl: -2.5 9° and R: sph: -1.5; cyl: -3 155°. My astigmatism developed during puberty and I am afraid of keratoconus, but he told me my current symptoms fortunately don't point to this eye disease. Due to the astigmatism, he proposed the idea of hard contact lenses, but he also said that soft contact lenses should work.
I know that the next logical step would be to consult an optician now and to get fitted for contact lenses there. My problem, however, is, that I kinda struggle mentally at the moment and I would rather avoid talking to people. But I still would like to look amazing and to see amazingly clearer and sharper with contact lenses in.
My question therefore is: Couldn't I just go online, order some soft contacts, watch some tutorials on how to handle them and be all set? Or is that unsafe? I don't want to damage my eyes. Also, I only found soft contact lenses with -2,75 cyl. Would I be able to see clearly with my right eye using such a weaker prescription? Or could you recommend me a brand that carries -3 cyl contact lenses? And if not, are hard lenses really my only and best option? At this moment as a totally inexperienced contact lense wearer, I am afraid to stuff these rigid bad boys onto my eyeball,not gonna lie… And I would like to avoid them, for now, I think. Thank you in advance!