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Hi. I'm 39 years old ,and I am legally blind in both my eyes. The glasses I wear are very thick and I want to know if I am able to wear contacts? If so, are they going to be expensive?
You should be able to wear contact lenses. It sounds like you are 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.
Answered by: Gary Hirshfield, MD
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Answered: Nov 23, 2010
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