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Can You Wear Contacts with Astigmatism?

A close-up of a young woman with astigmatism is putting a soft eye contact lense in.

Contact lenses are an excellent alternative to eyeglasses for many people. They can provide flexibility and freedom to engage in various physical activities.  Some conditions, however, such as astigmatism, can make it harder to wear contact lenses.  Astigmatism is a common eye condition that causes blurry vision due to an irregular shape of the cornea […]

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What Are Toric Lenses?

a woman holds a toric contact lens on her finger

At one point, when contact lenses were first gaining popularity as an alternative to wearing glasses, the options were limited. However, as science and technology improve, there are now many different special contact lenses available. Toric lenses are one such special lens available for those who have astigmatism. These lenses are available as both soft […]

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Scleral vs. Hybrid Contact Lenses: What is the difference?

Close up of women putting in contact lenses into eye

When looking for contact lenses, there are many to choose from and several considerations to make. There’s lens material, fit, and type, among other options. Your optometrist may recommend specialty contacts to you, such as scleral or hybrid lenses. When choosing between these specialty lenses, what’s the difference between them? Continue reading to learn more […]

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Why You Really Should Replace Your Contacts Regularly

Young woman looking at mirror while putting in contact lens into her eye

If you wear contact lenses, how regularly should you replace them? It can depend on the type of lenses you have, but proper maintenance and care can help protect your eyes. Over-worn contacts can lead to more than irritation, causing discomfort and swelling.  If you have contacts, continue reading to learn more about why you […]

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