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What to do if i'm a new contact lens wearer with astigmatism and it's uncomfortable in one eye?

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Dr. Niraj Patel
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Astigmatism: If your contact lens is uncomfortable, the fit is likely not good. Often times astigmatism correcting contacts are difficult to fit as the cornea is shaped like a football rather than a basketball. It is important to get a proper fit with an eye care provider specializing in contact lenses to help with your discomfort.
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Uncomfortable CL: The fit may be poor, or you may have more dryness or allergy in that eye. Try wetting drops first. If that doesn't help, return to your doctor to recheck the fit. Contact lenses have a power, but they also have a fit as a shoe needs to fit your foot. Also, inspect the contact lens itself. Sometimes a contact lens can have a tear, defect, or deposit. Make sure the CL is not inside out.

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