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Doctor insights on: Are There Contacts Available For Those With Astigmatism Who Also Wear Bifocals

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Astigmatism (Definition)

An eye condition that causes blurry vision because the eye is unable to focus light to a point and thus unable to produce a sharp ...Read more


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Can i comfortably wear contacts if I have astigmatism?

Can i comfortably wear contacts if I have astigmatism?

Yes: Contact lenses come in the toric variety also to relieve astigmatism. Ask your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear regular colored contacts when you have astigmatism?

Is it okay to wear regular colored contacts when you have astigmatism?

After an eye exam.: Yes. But only if you have an eye exam first by an ophthalmologist or optometrist.. Buying colored contacts from beauty supply shops or other unauthorized sellers can lead to serious eye problems such as infection. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have astigmatism, what age do you have to be to wear contacts?

I'm just wondering, if you have astigmatism, what age do you have to be to wear contacts?

Maturity: The issue is whether the person in question is old enough to put in and take out the lenses and care for the lenses without assistance. It is a matter of maturity rather than the astigmatism. No one else can take the responsibility for the lenses except the wearer. ...Read more

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I have astigmatism. My perscription: OD -0.5 D Cyl ax 95 and OS -0.5 D Cyl ax 70. Can I safely wear -0.5 ordinary spherical contacts instead of toric?

I have astigmatism. My perscription: OD -0.5 D Cyl ax 95 and OS -0.5 D Cyl ax 70. Can I safely wear -0.5 ordinary spherical contacts instead of toric?

Need more info: The correct person is the person who did your refraction whether it be an optometrist or ophthalmologist who can go over the benefits and non benefits of these two lenses. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear sclera contacts if you have astigmatism?

Is it safe to wear sclera contacts if you have astigmatism?

Yes: But corneal contact lenses work as well and are more readily available. ...Read more

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What to do if I have astigmatism and my optometrist says I can't wear contacts?

Depends on why: Most patients with astigmatism can be fit with contact lenses, either soft toric ones or gas permeable ones. If you cannot wear contacts, you need to understand why you cannot. Some reasons can be corrected to permit contact lens wear. You might consider a second opinion by a contact lens specialist. ...Read more

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Should i wear glasses over contacts to help with farsightedness and astigmatism?

Should i wear glasses over contacts to help with farsightedness and astigmatism?

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

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How do you know if you can wear contacts? I am far sided, near sided and have an astigmatism in both eyes.

Contacts : Contacts are not for everyone and the first thing you need is a complete eye exam. Once that is complete ask the ophthalmologist if contacts are an option for you. I usually put them into the patients eyes to check fit and then the quality of the vision with the lenses. If you have astigmatism you may need a toric lens which is a little more involved in the fitting process. Different lenses may be tried to correct your visual needs in the best way. Do not sleep in the lenses in spite of the fact thay they are approved by the fda for continuous wear, in my experience people that sleep with the lenses on have many more severe eye problems and ulcerations from contac lens abuse. It is impossibe to be farsighted and nearsighted at the same time so you probably have either hyperopia or myopia with astigmatsm. If you need reading glasses this is called presbyopia. Regards. ...Read more

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I wear contacts for seeing far and have astigmatism in one eye, when i don't wear contacts and look at a pencil i see multiple reflections around it?

You answered it!: Astigmatism is the reason that you see the multiple reflections. Astigmatism causes multiple focal points and thus you see the "reflections" or multiple views when you do not have your contacts in. ...Read more