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Is my cylindrical power normal? Can I wear spherical lenses?

Hi, i wanted to get some advice on my eye power. I am planning to buy contact lenses . My right eye power is spherical -3.50 Cylindrical -0.50 Axis 170 Left eye power is Spherical -2.75 Cylindrical -1.00 Axis 100 Is my cylindrical power normal? Can i wear Spherical lenses or should i purchase toric lenses only. I would appreciate if you could reply as soon as possibe
Asked On : Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Your refractive error is
Right eye spherical -3.50 Cylindrical -0.50 Axis 170
Left eye Spherical -2.75 Cylindrical -1.00 Axis 100
You can use spherical lenses as your cylindrical power is equal to less than 1 dioptre. The contact lenses do correct the cylindrical power of 1 dioptre or less by replacing the anterior surface of cornea as the first refractive surface. Toric lenses are compulsory if the compulsory if the cylindrical lens power is more than 1 dioptre.
In your case you can go for spherical lenses only.
Answered: Mon, 22 Jul 2013
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