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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can i get contacts for astigmatism?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can someone with an astigmatism get contacts?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 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 32-year-old member asked:

Are there contacts for astigmatism?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
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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