I've been prescibed contact lenses
. Both eyes are myopic but my left is slightly astigmatic as well.
My prescription for glasses
is -3.25 Left (with astigmatism details), -3.5 Right.
I was prescribed non-toric lenses
of -4.25 Left and -3.75 Right.
When I asked why the left eye was so different I was told this was because it needed additional power to compensate for the astigmatism, but that I could trial Toric lenses if I wanted.
The Toric lenses I was prescribed were -3.5, Cyl -0.75 Axis 180. (Right eye just -3.75 as above).
My right eye sees absolutely brilliantly but my left eye is not quite as good as it is with glasses using the -4.25 non-toric lens
Using the toric left eye lens, it is not so bad but still not perfect.
Amazingly though, as an experiment I tried putting my right eye's lens into my left eye and it actaully saw better than with the toric lens or the -4.25 lens.
I was hoping you could clear up for me:
1. Is there any way the non-toric prescription for the left eye can be correct given how different it is from the eyeglass prescription.
2. Have you ever heard of using additional power to compensate for astigmatism or is this nonsense?
3. Why do you speculate my optician
might have given me a toric and a non-toric prescription if my left eye is astigmatic.
Thanks very much, just hoping for a second opinion really.