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Are Contacts As Good Or Better Than Glasses At Correcting Astigmatism
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). ...Read more
Which laser eye surgery correct both my nearsightedness and astigmatism? Do either of the popular types of laser eye surgery, lasik or prk, fix these issues so that i'll have 20/20 vision or close to it? I can't wear contacts; i've worn glasses since i wa
Astigmatism: This is unusual but certainly is possible especially if the astigmatism is irregular in nature because of a problem with the cornea (window to the eye). If you are unable to be corrected with glasses, a visit with an ophthalmologist is valuable to determine if an medical condition exists that is causing your severe astigmatism. ...Read more
Depends: How bright are the objects? Is the blurriness the same with each eye? Glasses generally provide accurate correction of astigmatism while contacts sometimes don't. How long have you had the glasses and contacts - your refraction may have changed. This should be presented to your ophthalmologist so he can be sure there is no other problem. ...Read more
No harm: You can with no harm to your eyes. If you want the absolute best/clearest vison, you may want to get prescription glassess. ...Read more
Can help these: Contact lenses come in virtually all possible powers, including ones that correct farsightedness and astigmatism at the same time. The lenses tend to have few power choices for extreme farsightedness compared to nearsightedness, however. An optometrist or ophthalmologist can fit for contact lenses. ...Read more
What is the best type of vision correction surgery for someone with astigmatism? I'm tired of wearing glasses and contacts, but I have severe astigmatism. What type of vision correction surgery would be best for me?
Our : Our laser technology has improved to the point that we can reliably treat mild to moderate amounts of regular astigmatism, but there are still patients with astigmatism who do not qualify for laser vision correction. The best way to determine if laser vision correction would be a safe and reliable way to treat your eyes is to seek a consultation. Your doctor will examine your corneas with several different methods in order to make this determination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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