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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Easy: Place the contact in the palm of your hand. Cover it with contact lens solution. Rub with your finger for 15 seconds. Flip it over and repeat. Pla ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Probably OK: Contact lenses are released after careful design and clinical trials. They should be comfortable, stable and give good vision. Most succeed in this ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Soft contacts?: If you are rubbing them to clean them you can stop this practice. The contact lens solution do help clean the contacts. Handling properly you should n ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Sometimes: Spectacles can usually provide very precise improvement of vision. But some circumstances will improve better with contacts. These include the condi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Mostly: Hard lenses can do this for most cases. Thee are a variety of soft toric lenses which also correct astigmatism.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience in Ophthalmology
Astigmatism: Regular contact lenses (soft) don't correct for astigmatism. Toric lenses do.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience in General Practice
Patience, Spread em': Make sure your hands are clean and dry. Use your thumb and forefinger on your opposite hand to hold your eye lids open. Place the lens on the end of ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Readily available: Most manufacturers of contact lenses now have ones available to correct astigmatism. Be mindful that you are entering the presbyopic era (age related ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Personal choice: There are a few refractive needs that contact lenses will correct better such as high myopia and keratoconus. But for most, the visual needs can be m ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Possible: Can scratch, cause warpage, infection. But very uncommon.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Unusual: Possibly congestion from poor fit from contacts. Get it checked out.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Not recommended: I would not recommend this. Your eyes are so precious, why would you want to take a chance on them? Make sure you get the right kind for your eyes. Ma ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Cosmesis: For most people, it is a matter of cosmetics. Some people do not like to wear glasses. For a few people, contacts provide better vision than glasses c ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Fagman
47 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Actually any contact lens is good for anisometropia. This term means that there is a significant difference in the prescription of the eyes which can ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
27 years experience in Ophthalmology
Contact lenses: Contacts can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Yes there are contact for hyperopia. You can also wear glasses or consider lasik to correct hyperopia.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Vision correction: This is most commonly recommended in younger people with more extreme degrees of visual need beyond what lasik can easily accomplish. It involves the ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience in Ophthalmology
Fine: Years ago the treatment for an abrasion was a pressure patch. But in recent years ophthalmologists have switched from patching to using a bandage con ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Ortho-keratology: Crt or ortho-k contact lenses act as all contact lenses do, gently shaping the cornea so that it focuses distant objects better. Unlike regular contac ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Contacts are supported on a tear film (they do not actually touch the eye) so if your tears are deficient, wearing the contacts may be uncomfortable ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: On how much astigmatism is present. People with small amounts of astigmatism (usually 1 diopter or less) see well with spherical contact lenses.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: But why would you want to do so?
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Placing Contact lens: The problem would be getting the contact lenses on the eye. It can be a challenge with narrow eyes or small eye lids. The smaller the contact lens may ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Rx May help: Ambliopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes ... Read More

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