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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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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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If I want colored contacts. I have astigmatism, and the bc and dia is lower, will that effect my vision?

No: Base curve (bc) has to do with the steepness (or flatness) of the contact lens. Special soft contact lenses called toric contact lenses are required for clear vision in people with significant amounts of astigmatism. They are required to stay 'tighter' on the cornea and this can be accomplished by a steeper (lower) base curve and a smaller diameter (dia). Visial quality isn't affected. ...Read more

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Are colored contacts any different from regular contact in terms of improving vision?

Are colored contacts any different from regular contact in terms of improving vision?

No: Colored contacts have the same optical properties as clear contacts. However, they usually have much less oxygen transmission and so are less healthy for the surface of the eye. They can still be safely worn as long as you follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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When you wear colored contacts, does it make your vision blurry at all?

When you wear colored contacts, does it make your vision blurry at all?

Shouldn't: If the prescription and fit is correct, colored contacts should not blur your vision. If your vision is blurry you should check with your local eye doctor at once. ...Read more

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Can i wear colored contacts or like theatrical contacts that have designs in them if i wear glasses?My glasses are for seeing far away.

Can i wear colored contacts or like theatrical contacts that have designs in them if i wear glasses?My glasses are for seeing far away.

Yes: Yes. Make sure you get the lenses through an eye doctor though. Some of these lenses can put you at risk for a corneal infection. ...Read more

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How long can you wear colored contacts daily (non prescription)?

How long can you wear colored contacts daily (non prescription)?

Shortest possible : Colored no prescription contacts are often used for costumes or just to change eye color. They should be prescribed by an eye specialists and properly fitted to minimize risk of eye injury or infection. Wearing any contact for extended periods of time significantly increases risk of injury. Never buy colored contacts on line without a prescription, you may be risking your eyesight if you do. ...Read more