Contacts for Astigmatism

Advanced toric contact lens technology, superior comfort

Why do I need toric contact lenses?

Eye test before fitting toric contacts for astigmatismAround the world, nearsightedness affects almost as many people than astigmatism so this is a very common problem for people. This condition causes blurriness and a halo effect. It can be especially noticeable in the evening and at night when someone is looking at bright light on a dark background. It used to be difficult to fix this eye problem with contact lenses, or at least that was the case in the past. Stabilizing the lens on your eye is necessary to correct vision in certain areas of the cornea. Contact lens technology has improved tremendously in the last few years. Patients with astigmatism can now choose from a variety of great toric options.

Toric contacts combine complex combinations of cylindrical and circular lens designs. This allows for the treatment of conditions previously considered impossible. The lenses are held in place by a specific stabilizing technology, which is often patented and exclusive for a particular manufacturer. This aspect is critical in correcting astigmatism. Astigmatism sufferers have irregular corneas, so it must be targeted precisely. This means that for some people they need to try a few manufacturer's products to find the one best suited to their eyes.

What contacts are good for astigmatism?

Toric lenses are made with the same materials used in regular contacts. They offer the same comfort and safety. You can also buy them in many powers and curvatures. Additionally, you can choose from a wide variety of colors and shades. This allows people with astigmatism to reap the benefits of tinted lenses. Our shop stocks some stunning colour toric contact lenses for astigmatism and they come in a variety of powers, cylinders, and axes to suit the needs of every user.

Additionally, toric lenses are now available in all modalities so that patients with astigmatism can choose whether to replace their contacts monthly, weekly or daily.

Here are some examples of the products we have available for the treatment of astigmatism.

  • Daily contact lenses for Astigmatism - The most convenient and safest option. This is recommended for people who have sensitive or dry eyes. Dailies AquaComfort Plus Toric and 1-Day Acuvue Moisture for Astigmatism are examples.
  • Monthly toric contacts are able to be used for one month with the proper lens care and cleaning solutions. We have lots of these products in stock, such as Air Optix Plus Hydroglyde for Astigmatism and Biofinity toric, or PureVision 2 For Astigmatism.
  • Coloured contact lenses are a wonderful combination of advanced vision correction and beautiful colors. These lenses can be ordered monthly or quarterly, and are custom-made for your particular needs. Also remember, you can shop from our collection of color toric contact lenses for astigmatism.

How can I order toric contacts online?

It is important to have your lenses fitted by an optometrist before you purchase contact lenses online. Only by seeking out expert advice can you make the best choice for the perfect contacts that fit your needs properly. This is especially true when you are looking for toric lenses that correct astigmatism. These contact lenses are very specialized and require careful fitting and testing before the user can make a decision about whether or not they work for them. Without a prescription, it is nearly impossible to order these products and get the results you are looking for. Switching brands is always a possibility, but it's best to test the new product before buying. If this is not an option with your current optician, you can find an optometrist that provides this service (most of them do these days) to have the new contacts fitted properly and professionally so that they don't cause irritation and instead give you the best possible vision.

Toric lenses can have some parameters that may be confusing for beginners. Please read our FAQ on Understanding your contact lens prescription. The parameters of your contact lenses will include spherical power (SPH), cylinder (CYL), as well as axis (AXS). These numbers will determine how much toric correction is required and where it should be placed on the lens. Astigmatism correction can be difficult if you don't follow your prescription carefully. Even a slight deviation could result in blurry vision. With the wide variety of products available today, it's easy to find what you need without sacrificing and of your visual acuity.

CooperVision's Biofinity XR toric contact lenses are available in a wide range of cylinder powers including very high plus and minus powers. It is worth noting that even those who have high cylinder power correction can still benefit from contact lenses. If you are nearing the age where presbyopia is affecting your vision (you have trouble seeing up close), you may be able to use Proclear Multifocal Toric lenses that address both these conditions.

You can read our advice article written by our opticians to learn more about Correcting astigmatism using contact lenses. These articles provide details and references that don't really belong here.

Check out our collection today and don't let astigmatism keep you from changing from glasses to contact lenses. Once you have made the change - you will never go back.

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