What tips do you have for someone with really bad astigmatism and the high prescription, who wants to wear contact lenses
This is a great question. Too many times, people are told they cannot
wear contact lenses because they have astigmatism. There are two
reasons why someone might be told that.
One reason is that the person that told them that did not know the
contact lenses can correct astigmatism. And if it was an eye care
provider, they have no business telling anybody that, because it’s
The second reason is that the person that told them that did not know
how to fit contact lenses for astigmatism. And if that person was an
eye care provider, shame on them for not referring out to someone who
knew what they were doing.
Now that I got that out of my system, the first tip is to know that
you can wear contact lenses. Regardless of your prescription. The
style of lens, will depend greatly on your prescription, your lid
structure, and your cornea.
Soft disposabel contact lenses can correct a high amount of
astigmatism. And if you’re astigmatism is too high first disposable
lenses, you can still have a custom soft lens made.
For the absolute best and vision, gas permeable lenses will be able to
correct. Almost any amount of astigmatism, and refractive error.
While they may take a little longer to get used to, most people who
wear Gasper in the lenses. Love them.
I’m not sure how high your prescription is, that soft lens can be made
to accommodate very high prescriptions and high degrees of
astigmatism. And if soft lenses cannot do the trick, gas permeable
As far as tips, find a qualified contact lens fitter, be patient with
a process, and know that it can be done.