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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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A 21-year-old member asked:

What causes astigmatism?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Irregular Cornea: Astigmatism usually is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea. Instead of the cornea having a symmetrically round shape (like a baseball), it is shaped more like a football, with one meridian being significantly more curved than the meridian perpendicular to it. Astigmatism usually causes vision to be blurred or distorted to some degree at all distances.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

How is astigmatism treated?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Contact lenses: The irregularities in the curvature of the cornea can be addressed though customized contact lenses.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How can I stop my astigmatism from getting worse?

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
You cannot: With the exception of certain eye diseases, most people's prescription, including astigmatism, is stable from the early 20s to the middle to late 40s and sometimes beyond. You can correct for this with glasses, contacts or laser vision correction.
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 30-year-old member asked:

Need expert advice! where to get contacts online for high astigmatism?

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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Hi risk!: People with high astigmatism are the toughest to fit properly with contact lens. Please see an eyecare provider to fit you well and recheck the fit after a few weeks use! you are not obligated to buy any product there. Ask for references and a copy of your prescription to buy anywhere!

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