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Contact Lens Astigmatism
See a doctor: See your eye doctor to determine what is going on. ...Read more
The best one: Is the one recommended by an experienced contact lens fitter. Just like buying shoes for your feet, you need the one that fits the best. ...Read more
Why can't I see at night with my contact lens? I have astigmatism and I've tried changing the lens
Blurriness : Blurriness just a night could be due to an under correction in your lens prescription. ...Read more
Uncomfortable CL: The fit may be poor, or you may have more dryness or allergy in that eye. Try wetting drops first. If that doesn't help, return to your doctor to recheck the fit. Contact lenses have a power, but they also have a fit as a shoe needs to fit your foot. Also, inspect the contact lens itself. Sometimes a contact lens can have a tear, defect, or deposit. Make sure the CL is not inside out. ...Read more
Call eye doc: Call the eye doctor who fit you in the contacts. ...Read more
Will taking 25mg of topomax daily for headaches will it affect my chances of getting contact lenses. I have an astigmatism in both eyes?
Umm: How would we know from that question? ...Read more
Yes: There are two good solutions: toric soft contact lenses and rigid contact lenses. Rigid contact lenses work the best but toric soft lenses are more popular. See your eye doctor to discuss your options. ...Read more
Maybe: Generally if you have 1.0 diopter or less of astigmatism, you can see well with spherical contact lenses. If you have 1.25 or more, then contacts that correct the astigmatism may be better. As part of the fitting process, your practitioner can try both types on you to see which works best. ...Read more
What to do if I have astigmatism. Is it okay for me to wear fancy contact lenses (without grades)?
Depends: If very mild, you can live with the slight distortion if you have no other refractive problems (myopia or hyperopia). Both glasses and contact lenses can correct astigmatism which is an ovalness of the eye corrected by a reverse oval in the glasses or contacts. Which to use is a personal choice. If needed only occasionally, glasses are the best. If you like the clarity all the time, try contac. ...Read more