A 21-year-old female asked:
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Are there contacts for both astigmatism and myopia?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Toric lenses: Yes. They are called toric lenses. Also, gas permeable contacts (hard lenses) can correct astigmatism and myopia very well too.
Answered on Dec 28, 2014
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