• Can I wear my right contact lens in my left eye? I have astigmatism in my left eye but ran out of contacts.


    Question:

    Can I wear my right contact lens in my left eye? I have astigmatism in my left eye but ran out of contacts.


    Answer:

    It won't likely do any harm and may in fact work if the prescriptions are very similar in both eyes. However if the prescriptions are very different it may cause symptoms described as asthenopia, which can include pain, blurring, brow ache, headache, or feelings of nausea.


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