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Astigmatism Doesn’t Rule Out Contact Lenses

Are you aware that there are contact lenses especially made to fix your astigmatism? Normally, the cornea is spherical, but in the case of someone with astigmatism, it's more oval-shaped, sort of like a football. This ostensibly small feature actually alters the way light hits the retina, and as a result, vision is out of focus.

The lenses prescribed to correct astigmatism are known as toric contact lenses. What separates these from regular contact lenses is the design. As opposed to typical lenses, which have the same power throughout the lens, toric lenses have two different powers; one for astigmatism, and one which addresses myopia or hyperopia. Unlike regular lenses, which can easily shift and have no effect on your vision, toric lenses must stay in place. A great feature of toric lenses is the fact that they're heavier at the bottom, which helps them stay put when you blink or rub your eyes.

There are multiple scheduling options for toric contact lens users, including soft disposable contact lenses, daily disposable lenses, and frequent replacement lenses. Toric lenses are also available as color contact lenses, and as multifocal lenses. Hard contact lenses, also called rigid gas permeable lenses, provide a stronger shape which allows them to stay put when you blink, but usually, they're a little less comfortable than soft lenses. .

Toric lens fittings are usually longer than normal lens fittings. This is because it's a more complex product, and we want to make sure you're fitted just right. This all might sound a little daunting, but it's well worth the end result; effective, glasses-free treatment. Being fitted with the right product will only improve your vision, and consequently, your everyday life.

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