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Will using contact lenses of power less than the prescribed power for glasses affect my vision?

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Published At July 19, 2022
Reviewed AtAugust 10, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have attached my glasses prescription with this. However, I have been using contact lenses with less power than my prescription glasses. Can you suggest the contact lens I can use with a power of -2 D spherical and -0.75 D cylindrical in both eyes? Kindly suggest. Thank you.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. You have astigmatism of -0.75D cylindrical in both eyes. The tear film underneath the contact lenses usually takes care of neutralizing astigmatism. Also, contact lenses are mainly prescribed with less than the glass's power. You can use -2.0 DS contact lenses for both eyes. However, I suggest you use monthly or daily disposable lenses if you are not an everyday user. Thank you.

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Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza
Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)

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