Stupid question for contact wearers! These suckers feel weird and stuff keeps going out of focus. I have acuvue 2's and they are (i guess) soft plastic. Is this normal or what?
Usually not, but sometimes yes.
If they're actually painful or you feel like there's some kind of foreign particle trapped in your eye, take them out ASAP!
How long have you been wearing these contacts? Are they brand-new ones you just got or have you been wearing them a few weeks? Do they feel "weird" as soon as you put them in or only after you've been wearing them a while?
Mine are intended for about a month of wear before being thrown out, and they can start feeling subtly "off" when they're near the end of their life. Also, they often start feeling a little "gunky" towards the end of the day, especially if I've been wearing them for longer than normal or if I'm sleepy. I think their fit and/or their ability to slide on the eye tends to suffer when they get old, "gunky," or just dried out, which makes them less comfortable and could get them out of position to function properly.
Have you tried rewetting eyedrops for contacts? They're usually stocked near the contact solution in small bottle (~1/2 oz). I carry a bottle of rewetting drops in my pocket whenever I wear my contacts, and it usually fixes the problem when my contacts are feeling a little off. And if it doesn't fix it and I have to take the contacts out and reinsert them, then it gives me something safe to rinse them with.