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Toric Lenses: A Life Changer for Astigmatism

Did you know that there are contact lenses especially for people with astigmatism? To begin, what is astigmatism? Astigmatism means that your eye has an oddly shaped cornea, which changes how light enters the eye. The light doesn't come to a proper focal point on the retina, which changes one's ability to see clearly.

Contact lenses that fix astigmatism, known as toric contact lenses, are constructed from the same material as regular lenses. Toric lenses have a design that is different from that of regular lenses. Consider them the bifocals of contact lenses; they have a power for your myopia or hyperopia and another for your astigmatism. They feature curvatures at various angles. Unlike regular lenses, which can easily shift and have no effect on your vision, toric lenses must stay in place. A smart feature of astigmatism-correcting lenses is the fact that they're heavier at the bottom, which helps them stay in place when you blink.

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. Together, we'll be able to find the best brand to suit your eyes.

When it's time for your toric lens fitting, it's going to take some time, due to the complexity of the product. This all might sound a little daunting, but it's well worth the end result; effective, glasses-free treatment. Getting the best product for you will only improve your vision, and consequently, your everyday life.

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