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Are There Contacts Available For Those With Astigmatism Who Also Wear Bifocals
Yes: Look for multifocal toric contact lenses.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are there colored eye implants available that will correct astigmatism and nearsightedness? I'm thinking about eye implants so that i won't have to wear contacts any longer. I'd also like to change my dull brown eye color to green. Is such a procedure pos
I have astigmatism. My perscription: OD -0.5 D Cyl ax 95 and OS -0.5 D Cyl ax 70. I can only find -0.75 cyl toric contacts. Can I safely wear those?
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?
It is okay: But you would be blurred; so why would you want to do so? ...Read more
Yes: But corneal contact lenses work as well and are more readily available. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers