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Doctor insights on: Should I Use Regular Glasses Or Contact Lenses If I Have Mild Astigmatism

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Should I use regular glasses or contact lenses if I have mild astigmatism?

Should I use regular glasses or contact lenses if I have mild astigmatism?

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

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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How old should I be to get an eye surgery? I have astigmatism and i'm getting tired of using glasses and contact lenses

How old should I be to get an eye surgery? I have astigmatism and i'm getting tired of using glasses and contact lenses

Vision surgery: There is no set age limit for when you can get laser corrective surgery (e.g., lasik, lasek, prk), but generally speaking it's best to have your eyeglass prescription stabilize (not change) for at least a year. That way your eyes will be less likely to outgrow this rather expensive surgery. You should also be screened by a refractive surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my astigmatism is too high for regular contact lenses?

What does it mean if  my astigmatism is  too high for regular contact lenses?

Toric lenses: If you have more than 1.00 diopter of astigmatism, you probably won't see sharply in standard spherical soft contact lenses. However you can be fit for either toric soft contacts or rigid gas permeable (rgp) lenses and achieve excellent vision. ...Read more

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Which level of astigmatism is too high for regular contact lenses?

Up to : 3.5 diopters of astigmatism can be corrected with soft contact lenses. With rigid contacts, any amount of astigmatism can be corrected. ...Read more

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What to do if I have astigmatism, can I use the regular contact lenses?

What to do if I have astigmatism, can I use the regular contact lenses?

Maybe: If you have 1 diopter or less of astigmatism, you can wear regular contact lenses and see well. If you have more than this, then toric lenses (the ones that correct astigmatism) may be better. Try both types when you have your contact lens fitting. ...Read more

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What is the most comfortable contact lenses for someone with an astigmatism?

Soft lenses: Soft contact lenses are more comfortable than rigid contact lenses. However rigid contact lenses are cheaper to own, require less care and provide significantly better vision than soft lenses. ...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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What to do if I have astigmatism. is it okay for me to wear fancy contact lenses (without grades) ?

What to do if I have astigmatism. is it okay for me to wear fancy contact lenses (without grades) ?

Maybe: Depending on the amount of astigmatism you have,you may be able to see well enough without wearing toric lenses. Your eye doctor can advise you on this. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more