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Toric Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

contacts 3DAre you aware that there are contact lenses especially for people with astigmatism? Astigmatism means that your eye has an irregularly shaped cornea (football-shaped, unlike a normal cornea, which is spherical), and that changes how light enters the eye. It's not able to hit the retina properly, which drastically changes one's ability to see clearly.

Contact lenses designed to correct this condition, which are called toric contact lenses, are made from exactly the same material as regular spherical contact lenses. What separates these from common lenses is the design. Regular lenses have just one power, but toric lenses have two: one for myopia or hyperopia and one for astigmatism. In contrast to regular lenses, which can easily move around on your eye and have no effect on your vision, toric lenses must stay in place. A great feature of astigmatism-correcting lenses is the fact that they're weighted at the bottom, which helps them stay in place when you blink or rub your eyes.

Just like regular lenses, toric lenses are available as soft disposable contact lenses, daily disposable lenses, and frequent replacement lenses. And those with astigmatism need not worry about options; toric lenses even come in color, or as multifocals. Hard contact lenses are made from a tougher substance that keeps their form even when you blink, and might provide even sharper vision than soft lenses. But the downside is that they are usually less comfortable. There's a contact lens which perfectly suits your unique needs, and we'll find it for you.

Toric lens fittings often take longer than regular lens fittings. This is because it's a more complex product, and we want to make sure that you leave with a pair that fits you perfectly. This all might seem like a bit of effort, but it's worth the end result; effective treatment. Getting the right product will only improve your vision, and thus your quality of life.

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