Can people with astigmatism wear disposable contact lenses?
Yes. In astigmatism the eye is not perfectly round. An standard soft lens is floppy and so when it is in place on the eye, it follows the natural curve of the eye and so does not give it the desired rounded shape. A special lens design called 'toric' does correct astigmatism,. A number of manufacturers now produce regular replacement and daily disposable soft toric contact lenses and your optometrist will be able to advise you on prices and availability and your suitability for contact lenses.