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Can I wear contacts if I am legally blind and wear thick glasses?

You should be able to wear contact lenses. It sounds like you might be wearing glasses that either are very highly minus for the treatment of high myopia or very highly plus for the treatment of high hyperopia. Contact lenses that treat high errors are available. Depending upon the numbers and the amount of associated astigmatism this type of lens can be significantly more expensive than average contact lenses particularly if a custom lens is needed.

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