Darn! My entire answer was eaten by the Gremlins that reside in the internet. I have no idea why it didn't post.
Oh well, please allow me to retype it and answer your questions in order:
1. Yes. This can, and often, is done.
2. Yes. This, too, is a common practice and can be safely done.
3. Wearing contacts, or even glasses
, will not make you "dependent" on them. Yes, you might come to enjoy the clearer vision but your eyes would work as before once you remove them.
4. It sounds like you have some astigmatism. A better way (then by pressing on your eye and tilting your head) to figure out exactly what is going on would be to have a simple refraction
Is there anything else you would like to discuss at this point or have all your questions been answered to your satisfaction?
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Thanks in advance,
Dr. Rick MD FACS
Please accept my apologies for the technical problems we have experienced with the chat system and the gremlins that live in the computers of the internet...