PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

Do contact lenses help if you have astigmatism?

ANSWER

Contact lenses can help, but you’ll need a special pair. All contacts rotate when you blink. The soft lenses used for astigmatism, called toric lenses, are designed to return to the same spot each time. Rigid (hard) gas permeable contact lenses are a better choice if your astigmatism is severe.

From: Astigmatism Diagnosis and Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Bradford, C (Editor) . American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2004.  Basic Ophthalmology

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “What Is Astigmatism?” and “What Causes Astigmatism?”

National Eye Institute: “Facts About Astigmatism.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on September 09, 2018

SOURCES: 

Bradford, C (Editor) . American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2004.  Basic Ophthalmology

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “What Is Astigmatism?” and “What Causes Astigmatism?”

National Eye Institute: “Facts About Astigmatism.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on September 09, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

When should you call your doctor about your vision if you have diabetes?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: