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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)

Astigmatism is 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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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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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 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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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