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A 32-year-old member asked:

Are there contacts for astigmatism?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 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 31-year-old member asked:

Can i get contacts for astigmatism?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 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.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is astigmatism?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Oval eye shape: Refractive errors require either plus (farsighted) or minus (nearsighted) glasses + an extra amount if the eye is oval in shape (astigmatism). These are called refractive errors and can be corrected with glasses or contacts. The list of other eye problems is long and these are usually unrelated to astigmatism.

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