Can someone with a high astigmatism wear contacts?
Hello! My daughter had amblyopia in her left eye when she was young and we did all the patching and the left eye did get better. Today she is 12 and has been wearing glasses since she was 5, and is interested in gettiing contacts. She does have a very high astigmatism in her left eye though, and I was just wondering if she'd be able to even get contacts. Here's her prescription: Right eye: Sph.=Plano; Cyl.= +1.00; Axis=85 and Left eye: Sph.= +0.75;
Cyl.= +4.50; Axis=90. Thanks so much for any help! :o)
Although more difficult to fit, high astigmatism may be fit with contact lenses. Due to the fact that your daughter has only one seeing eye, wearing glasses with polycarbonate or trivex lenses affords her some protection. Speak with your eyeMD about this.
Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California
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