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I have astigmatism in both eyes. I'm buying contact lenses

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Hello, I have astigmatism in both eyes. I'm buying contact lenses online and have to enter the info on my prescription. Under ''cylinder'', my right eye is rated -150 but the website's choices jump from -125 to -175...If I pick one of those 2 will it affect my eyesight and/or comfort? And Would one be better than the other ?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 5 years ago.
Dr. James :


Dr. James :

The prescription you have may be for glasses only.

Dr. James :

That prescription is not directly transferrable to a contact lens prescription.

Dr. James :

For contact lenses, you would need a separate prescription that specifies brand, power, and size of the lens.


Ok great, I didn't know that. Thank you !

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