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Question:
I have a high myopia (nearsightedness) of -22 in my right eye and -24 in my left. I’m 21 years old and I have been using thick glasses. Are contact lenses available with this prescription?

Answer:
There are stock soft lenses available in powers of up to 20.0 diopters that I know of. That may work because the glasses prescription in this case will be significantly higher than the contact lens prescription. Above that, power custom soft lenses or rigid gas permeable lenses can be fabricated.

Answered by: Gary Hirshfield, MDDr. Gary Hirshfield

Categories: Vision Correction

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Answered: Feb 10, 2014

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