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What kinds of contact lenses used to treat astigmatism?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Both hard and soft lenses can be used to treat astigmatism, though soft lenses do not work as well. A method of treatment called orthokeratology uses hard lenses worn several hours a day to adjust the shape of the lens or cornea. Your doctor can recommend what kind of contact lens is right for you.

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