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Q&A: So...what exactly is Astigmatism?

This is a very commonly asked question. First of all, I do not want for you to panic when you hear the word astigmatism. It is Not a disease. Rather, astigmatism refers to the shape of your eye looking more like a football then a soccer ball. See, that is not so scary there! So when light hits your retina (the wall paper on the back of your eye), it hits at two focal points instead of just one. What that means to you is that you are unable to see things clearly until you are corrected with a visual aid such as glasses with astigmatism correction or toric contact lenses to fuse all the images into one clear concise image.

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Eye Condition Spot Light: Contact lens options
I have astigmatism, could I still wear contact lenses?
Certainly!  There are toric contact lenses that corrects astigmatism (available to soft contacts, rigid gas permeable lenses, and hybrid Synergeyes lenses).  In special cases where your astigmatism is higher, we could talk about Synergeyes hybrid lenses.  These are customized lenses that are ordered and made just for you and your prescription.  Give us a call to talk about this option and if it is an option for you.

My eyes get really dry and irritated with contact lenses, what are my options when I still want to wear them?
Daily contacts are ideal for patients with dry eyes.  These are contacts that you wear for one day, and at the end of the day, you toss out.  Next day roll by, you put on a fresh new pair.  If your eyes are still dry with these contact lenses, we'll discuss treating your dry eyes with medication to treat and therefore, increase the comfort of your contact lens wearing time.

I am now having some trouble reading up close, and I never have this problem before when I was younger.  Are there contact lenses that will help me with that too?
Definitely.  Depending on what your prescription is, mono-vision or multi-focal contact lenses are options to help you see better up close.  Soft and Synergeyes Multifocal lenses are also available.  Please bring this up when you are in the office and we'll be happy to talk to you more in depth about these styles of contacts. 

So, the take away point is....there are always options.  There are different types of contacts lenses, such as soft contact lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses, and hybrid Synergeyes lenses.  There are also different kinds of contact lenses within each family, such as spherical, toric, and multi-focal contacts. It is just the matter of how motivated you are to get into these styles of contacts and what your visual demands are!

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