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are there contacts for astigmatism?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Yes: Both soft toric and rigid lenses are effective options to correct astigmatism. Small amounts of astigmatism do not need to be corrected.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is wearing contacts for astigmatism effective?

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Dr. Kyle Rhodes
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
YES: Absolutely! many of the new astigmatism/toric contact lenses provide both excellent vision and comfort.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are contacts for astigmatism versus regular contacts?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Toric contacts: Toric contact lens correct astigmatism and either hyperopia or myopia. Regular lens do not correct astigmatism and are either for hyperopia or myopia. The lenses are otherwise the same.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can someone with an astigmatism get contacts?

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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Sure!: Most eyes with astigmatism can be fitted into astigmaticaly corrected contact lenses (toric) and in few cases more unusual cases may need to be fitted into hard contact lenses or specialty fits. Rarely, it is s bad, that they can no longer be fitted!
A 49-year-old member asked:

Could i wear non astigmatism contacts?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Yes: But if you have very much astigmatism, the vision won't be as good.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can i get contacts for astigmatism?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Yes: There are contact lenses to correct astigmatism - they are called toric lenses. Rigid lenses do a great job of correcting astigmatism as well.

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