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A 46-year-old member asked:

Are contacts as good or better than glasses at correcting astigmatism?

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Dr. John Jarstad
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Most cases -YES: In most cases your best corrected vision wil be the same as what you see with your glasses. No better / no worse. The only exception might be with gas permeable contacts if you have astigmatism. Some professional baseball players have won major league batting titles wearing gas permeable conact lenses (edgar martinez-seattle mariners).

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can people with astigmatism see better through glasses than contacts?

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Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Sometimes: Depends on the amount of astigmatism.

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Last updated Jul 13, 2013

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