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  • Can glasses fully correct my astigmatism?


    Will eye glasses correct astigmatism to 20/20 when wearing them? I just received a new pair of glasses, and the eye doctor said I have high-moderate astigmatism. I don't have eye disease aside from astigmatism.


    There are two types of astigmatism (when the eye is more oval-shaped than round): regular and irregular. Glasses or soft contacts can usually correct regular astigmatism to 20/20, but if it is a high degree of astigmatism, the eye may not be correctable to 20/20.

    Glasses or soft contacts cannot usually correct irregular astigmatism completely, but customized contacts—such as rigid gas permeable (RGP) or scleral contact lenses—can usually overcome this problem and may be able to get the eye back to 20/20.

    If you are unhappy with your vision using glasses, the next step is to consider custom-fit contact lenses

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