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What is the best brand of contacts for astigmatism?

What is the best brand of contacts for astigmatism?

Contacts Astigmatism: Some people with high degrees of astigmatism cannot use soft toric contact lenses. Instead, they may require a gas permeable lens to correct their vision. Gas permeable lenses give crisper vision but may be less comfortable to wear. ...Read more

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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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Which type of contact lenses is the best for severe astigmatism ( is it RGP ) ?

Which type of contact lenses is the best for severe astigmatism ( is it RGP ) ?

Lenses: 1: You MUST see an Eye specialist! 2: You must also make an appointment to see a Psychologist given your depression, etc. You will get better! 3: Do you really need all three meds? ...Read more

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Keratitis sicca and astigmatism cause and best treatment?

Lubricate: Most likely astigmatism is genetic, treat with glasses, contacts, or surgery. Keratitis sicca is from dry eyes, treat with artificial tears and oral omega-3's. ...Read more

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Which contact lenses allow for the best vision for people who have an astigmatism?

Which contact lenses allow for the best vision for people who have an astigmatism?

RGP or Toric: Depending on the level of astigmatism, a spherical rigid lens can neutralize lower levels of astigmatism. Higher levels of astigmatism benefit from toric lenses which are designed to correct astigmatism. ...Read more

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Told 20/50 vision w/astigmatism n both eyes. Best way to fix? Would vit. With lutien help?

Told 20/50 vision w/astigmatism n both eyes. Best way to fix? Would vit. With lutien help?

No: Astigmatism is due to irregular curvature in the cornea. The cornea focuses light onto the retina. Lutein is an antioxidant carotenoid that makes up some of the pigments in the retina, specifically the macula, the center-the part of the eye that senses light. Lutein supplements can reduce the risk of some age related retinal problems but have no effect on astigmatism or the health of the cornea. ...Read more

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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?

See a refracive surg: Very complex answer. See an ophthalmologist who does refractive surgery. Many do a free consultation. To best answer we need to measure you eyes and vision in a comprehensive manner to determine which procedure will be the best for you. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What is astigmatism?

What is astigmatism?

Astigmatism: Astigmatism is one type of refractive error. Myopia (or nearsightedness), hyperopa (or farsightedness), and astigmatism all can cause refractive error. Refractive error is what causes a patient to require glasses or contact lenses to see better. Astigmatism is typically when the cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball. Glasses, contact, and LASIK can fix this problem. ...Read more

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What is astigmatism?

Corneal curvature: Astigmatism just means that your cornea is not perfectly spherically shaped and instead has different curvatures in different directions (kind of like a football in the extreme example). Everyone has some degree of astigmatism although not everyone has enough to notice it. I doubt you "need" any surgery. ...Read more

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How bad is astigmatism?

How bad is astigmatism?

Usually not: Astigmatism is a physical curvature aspect of the cornea and lens of the eye which in effect makes the eye oval. The term astigmatism is from physics and is not usually a bad thing. The correction is a reverse oval in the eyeglasses or contacts. Most astigmatism is small and easily corrected. Sometimes it is large or irregular and that make perfect vision difficult. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes astigmatism?

Eye growth: Mosty astigmatism is due to the way the eye develops as it grows and is due to differential growth in one axis causing an ovalness of the need for glasses. Some astigmatism can also be from eye trauma. ...Read more

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Can astigmatism be cured?

Yes: Astigmatism is an irregularity of the cornea that is generally treated with glasses or contact lenses. It can be surgically 'cured' with laser vision corrrection ( lasik or prk ) or incisional corneal procedures. ...Read more

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How common is astigmatism?

How common is astigmatism?

Very common: Small degrees are very common but are easily corrected with glasses. Big amounts can be difficult to correct but is less frequent. ...Read more

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How is astigmatism treated?

How is astigmatism treated?

Contact lenses: The irregularities in the curvature of the cornea can be addressed though customized contact lenses. ...Read more

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What does astigmatism mean?

Not spherical: Astigmatism means that the front window of the eye, the cornea, is not spherical. It is shaped like the side of an egg. Astigmatism is normal. ...Read more

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What happens in astigmatism.?

What happens in astigmatism.?

Distorted vision: Regular astigmatism is a refractive error produced when your eye generates an image as if the light rays passed through a glass football. Glasses, contact lenses, or laser vision correction can correct the error so you can see better. ...Read more