I have been to the BFS about 6 times now and have many patients during my stay. I have probably only met 2 patients that for some reason or another couldn't tolerate the lens. It is placed on the sclera which is a less sensitive area of the eye. The saline solution placed in the lens helps works like a corneal bath to promote healing and provide comfort. Looks like you aren't far from Boston at all. If I were you I would make my way down there for an appointment.
FOR WE WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT (2 Corinthians 5:7).