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I wear contacts and my 5 year old glasses interchangeably.

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I wear contacts and my 5 year old glasses interchangeably. I just recently got a new pair of glasses online. My eye clinic prescribed me -2.75 contacts for both eyes, which seem to have been working fine for me, however, when I saw my eyelgass Rx, the left eye is -2.75 and the right is -2.5 with -.50 astigmatism. I don't think the astigmatism has ever been corrected as it is so mild. I'm also not sure why I was not prescribed -2.5 contacts for my right eye. My new glasses have the astigmatism correction, and my right eye feels strained, as well as the "depth perception" weirdness that I think is common with new astigmatism Rx. Should I get my new glasses re-made? Is it "bad" to correct such a mild astigmatism?

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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 1 year ago.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

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Dr. A.S. Desai :

No, it is not bad to correct a mild astigmatism. It does take time to adapt to a newly introduced astigmatic correction.

Customer:

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Dr. A.S. Desai :

Contact lenses can correct a mild astigmatism hence the regular spherical power is given.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Since you are very comfortable with the contact lenses, it shows that the right lens is able to correct the astigmatism too ( with - 2.75).

Customer:

Ok, thank you. Could part of the eye strain be from the reduction in strength from -2.75 to -2.5 and if so, should that be changed? I feel that it is too soon to tell if the strain/odd vision is only from the astigmatism correction or both

Dr. A.S. Desai :

You need not get the glasses remade. It is better to get used to it.

Customer:

ok, thank you. One more thing, once I am used to the glasses, will there be any problem with switching between my -2.75 contacts and the glasses?

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Since it is a newly introduced cylindrical power for astigmatism, it is expected to cause some discomfort initially until you get adjusted to it.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

No, There will not be any problem with the switching.

Customer:

Ok, thank you for your help!

Dr. A.S. Desai :

You are most welcome.

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