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Toric & Astigmatism Contact Lenses

Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism 6 lenses per box Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism
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Acuvue Oasys 1-Day Astigmatism 30 lenses per box Acuvue Oasys 1-Day Astigmatism
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Biofinity Toric 6 lenses per box Biofinity Toric
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Soflens 66 Toric 6 lenses per box Soflens 66 Toric
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PureVision 2 for Astigmatism 6 lenses per box PureVision 2 for Astigmatism
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Air Optix HydraGlyde Astigmatism 6 lenses per box Air Optix HydraGlyde Astigmatism
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Extreme H2O 54 Percent Toric MC 6 lenses per box Extreme H2O 54 Percent Toric MC
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DAILIES AquaComfort Toric 30 lenses per box DAILIES AquaComfort Toric
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DAILIES AquaComfort Toric 90 lenses per box DAILIES AquaComfort Toric
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Acuvue Vita for Astigmatism 6 lenses per box Acuvue Vita for Astigmatism
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Avaira Vitality Toric 6 lenses per box Avaira Vitality Toric
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Ultra Toric Presbyopia 6 lenses per box Ultra Toric Presbyopia
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What is an Astigmatism?

If you have an astigmatism, it means that your eye has an irregularly shaped cornea. Normal corneas are round; people with astigmatisms have corneas shaped like footballs. Because of the shape, your cornea struggles to come to a single focal point on your retina, resulting in blurred vision.

Contacts For Astigmatism

Toric lenses are a type of contact lens that allow people with astigmatism to wear contacts. They also help to correct the condition. Toric lenses have two powers: one for distance vision and one for astigmatism. Due to the two-power design, toric lenses must remain in place on your eye. This contrasts with regular lenses, which have only one power and can rotate on your eye during blinking without interrupting your vision.

Toric contact lenses are designed with specific features to help the lenses stay in place. These include thin-thick zones, lens truncation (where the bottom of the lens is cut off a little) and ballasting (where the lens is a little thicker or heavier). Toric lenses are also weighted slightly at the bottom to prevent rotation.

Toric lenses, like all contact lenses, must be prescribed by your eye doctor, who knows what contacts will work best for your vision and your eyes. Fitting is especially critical for toric contact lenses, since they need to stay on your eye in the correct way based on their particular orientation. If your lenses don't' fit well and slip, your visual clarity declines. Because every eye with astigmatism is unique, it can take more than one pair of toric contact lenses before you find the brand and design that provides the best fit, comfort and visual clarity.

Contact Brands For Astigmatism

acuvue, biofinity, purevision, air optix, myday

References

"Contact lenses for astigmatism: Toric, GP and hybrid lenses," All About Vision.
https://www.allaboutvision.com/contacts/torics.htm

"Toric Contact Lenses: What to Know," CooperVision.
https://coopervision.com/about-contacts/toric-contact-lenses

"Toric Lenses: A Life Changer for Astigmatism," Texas State Optical.
https://www.tsocleburne.com/2012/11/08/toric-lenses-a-life-changer-for-astigmatism/

The material provided on this site is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical or optometric advice. The information provided is not intended for the diagnosis of medical condition and should not substitute for the advice of a qualified health provider.

Please make sure you get your eyes examined regularly and always follow your eye care professional's instructions for the proper use and care of your contact lenses. It's important to note that if you experience any pain or discomfort from your contact lens, discontinue use immediately and consult your eye care professional. WARNING: IF YOU ARE HAVING ANY UNEXPLAINED EYE DISCOMFORT, WATERING, VISION CHANGE, REDNESS, OR LIGHT SENSITIVITY, REMOVE YOUR LENSES IMMEDIATELY AND CONSULT YOUR EYE CARE PRACTITIONER BEFORE WEARING YOUR LENSES AGAIN.

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