I want to wears cls, but I’ve been told I have astigmatism…what does that mean?

Are contacts your clearest option if you have astigmatism?

It sounds like a disease but really has to do with your eyes’ shape not being the same curvature from the front of your eyes to the back of your eyes. Astigmatism refers to the shape of the eyeball , instead of being round like a ping pong ball , it is sometime more egg shaped(or football shaped depending on your sport preference!)  It can be severe or slight and that best determines if you are better wearing contacts or glasses. Depending on the amount of your astigmatism determined by your eye doctor in an eye exam, light and objects seen, may appear to be very blurry or distorted. Glasses or contacts may both be able to compensate for this malady and help you see normally!
However, sometimes astigmatism on the front part of your eye called the cornea may be harder to get you seeing your best in contacts because of the movement of the contacts on your eyes and glasses may be the best vision stability option. Your eye doctor and eye exam will determine this. Astigmatism contacts are more complicated to fit and take a little more time so the patient has to be patient knowing this. Our office will try some on you to see if you like them before you make an investment in them. Again since they are not just a commodity, they are approved FDA medical devices, it is important to understand that they should not be overworn or slept in. This is true for all contacts to prevent infections and scarring of the front of your eyes.  www.TheEyewearGallery.com Dr. Warren Johnson
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