Blurry vision with toric contact lenses?
April 9, 2008 4:27 PM Subscribe
For the past 4 months, I've been wearing toric contact lenses for my newly-developed astigmatism. My vision now slips out of focus quite often, and I find myself blinking and rubbing quite a bit to get my vision to focus - sometimes to no avail. Is this abnormal, or is this just the deal I get for being astigmatic and wanting to wear contact lens?
posted by Xere to Health & Fitness (21 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
If it makes any difference, my current contact lenses (Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism) have a 14.5 diameter, as opposed to the 14.0 on the normal, non-astigmatic lenses I used to wear. With 14.5, I can now see the border of the contact lens around my iris. Previously at 14.0, I couldn't tell the difference. My optometrist assured me that it shouldn't make a difference in vision?
My glasses (which correct for astigmatism) don't give me the same problem.
And finally, yes, you are not an optometrist and if you are, you're probably not mine. Looking for anecdotal advice on "Yes, this is normal" or "Yes, this is what you astigmatics get".