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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 ...Read more


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Are there special glasses for people with amblyopia?

Are there special glasses for people with amblyopia?

Yes.: Amblyopia sometimes causes people to have double vision. In this case, special glasses with prisms can help realign the vision to treat the double vision. ...Read more

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Are there contact lenses available for presbyopia with otherwise-normal vision?

Are there contact lenses available for presbyopia with otherwise-normal vision?

Yes: These contacts are called multifocal lenses and can be fit by an eye care professional. However, they are not for everyone. Speak to your doctor about your situation and have a great day! ...Read more

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Are there contacts for both astigmatism and myopia?

Yes: There are toric contact lenses that will correct for both near sighted ness and astigmatism. Also traditional rigid gas permeable lenses will also be able to offer you correction. ...Read more

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Are there any good opticians who make glasses for albinos?

Are there any good opticians who make glasses for albinos?

Most can do it: Optician fabricate eyeglasses based upon the ophthalmologists prescription. The optician makes sure the power is correct and the temple pieces and nose piece fit properly. Some albinos benefit from tinted glasses but otherwise the dominant issue is the refractive power determined by the ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Are there any corrective procedures, besides glasses, for people born with nystagmus?

Are there any corrective procedures, besides glasses, for people born with nystagmus?

Nystagmus: The treatment should begin with correction of any refractive error. Amblyopia should be addressed as well. Other treatments include using gabapentin or baclofen. Better results with patients born with nystagmus. Contact lenses also can improve results. ...Read more

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Are there contacts for astigmatism?

Yes: Both soft toric and rigid lenses are effective options to correct astigmatism. Small amounts of astigmatism do not need to be corrected. ...Read more

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Are circle lens safe to use and can people with nearsightedness wear them?

Are circle lens safe to use and can people with nearsightedness wear them?

Circle lenses: I assume by circle lenses that you are referring to colored contacts that have the circle of color on their surface. They are safe to use, named freshlook and have a lot of different varieties. They are available to correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. ...Read more

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Are prescription glasses or contacts the only fix for hyperopes?

Are prescription glasses or contacts the only fix for hyperopes?

No: Laser vision correction may be an option as well as phakic intraocular lenses. Speak to a refractive eye surgeon for more info. Have a great day! ...Read more

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Are there contact lenses you can wear at night that correct your vision?

Are there contact lenses you can wear at night that correct your vision?

Yes but . .: Contacts lenses can be worn day and night to improve the vision. There are no contacts that will improve the night vision beyond its best with proper eyeglasses. But wearing contacts at night will improve your vision. ...Read more

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How effective are glasses and contact lenses for treating Marfan syndrome?

How effective are glasses and contact lenses for treating Marfan syndrome?

?? treating ??: These are supportive measures that can limit the effect of Marfan related vision problems, much as they would anyone without Marfan syndrome. ...Read more

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Are colored contacts ok for a person with myopia?

Are colored contacts ok for a person with myopia?

Yes: They come in a variety of colors and have correction for myopia. Ask your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Multi-focal lenses for presbyopia - what are some of the drawbacks for having them?

Multi-focal lenses for presbyopia - what are some of the drawbacks for having them?

Less contrast: I am guessing you mean the use of multifocal contact lenses. These consist of a series of concentric rings every other being a near or far power. Most adjust well to these but they do lower the light input for each distance which creates a diminution in the function called contrast sensitivity. This is not something too common as a problem and affects only extremes of vision. ...Read more

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Can you get contacts with prisms for far-sighted people?

Easy to fix: Prisms are used for patients who have double vision from strabismus. Far-sightedness is not corrected with prisms, but contact lenses or glasses. ...Read more

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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