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Dr. Dan B.
Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist
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my optician said that i am astigmatic and i need toric contact

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my optician said that i am astigmatic and i need toric contact lenses, can i buy normal contact lenses? they are much cheaper
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 4 years ago.

Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. Are you available to chat?
Doctor DanB : You certainly can purchase and wear regular contact lenses, but the astigmatism that you have in your eyes will not be corrected. Therefore your vision will not be as sharp in the regular contact lenses as they would be in contact lenses that corrected for astigmatism. Does that make sense?
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