I got contacts about a year ago, after 20 years of wearing glasses and being afraid of even thinking about putting contacts on my eye.
It takes about a week to get used to doing. It takes a couple months to get good at. And whatever you do, if you're anywhere near sick or having an allergy attack (Spring is coming!) don't wear contacts. Great way to get conjunctivitis (which I'd never had until I made that mistake).
Once you get used to it, you'll never want to go back! It's even got me thinking about Lasik... but we'll see about them putting a knife in my eye while I'm AWAKE. Eessh...