Depending on the amount of astigmatism, you may be able to get buy with a regular lens.
I myself should wear a toric lens in the right eye, but suddenly that eye seems to have become a lens maker’s nightmare: none of the ones I tried lasted more than two weeks. (Instead of the lens being bowl shaped, it started looking more like a half-football, and variations thereof. And the ones that shouldn’t have worked were working the best.)
However, wearing a non-toric lens in an eye that really should wear one leads to blurry spots. (In my case, I find the blurryness preferable to having the toric lens either a) rotated out of posistion or b) freaking out on my eye.)
You may end up going thorugh many a trial lens before finding a brand/prescription that works well for you: don’t let that discourage you!
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