Advanced technology allowing you to ditch those glasses.
Astigmatism is an eye condition affecting almost as many people as nearsightedness. It causes blurriness and halo effect and can be particularly pronounced in the evening or at night when the person is looking at bright lights. This eye problem is not easy to correct with the use of contact lenses or at least it used to be that way. The issue was stabilising the lens on the eye in order to correct vision in precisely defined spots on the cornea. Fortunately, contact lens technology has made huge progress over the past few years and patients with astigmatism have a number of excellent toric options to choose from at the moment.
Toric contact lenses utilise sophisticated combinations of cylindrical and spherical designs, effectively correcting the condition even in cases previously considered to be untreatable. Each manufacturer uses a special stabilising technology (usually patented and unique to a particular brand) to keep the lenses in place. As mentioned earlier, this aspect is crucial in correcting astigmatism, because people who suffer it, have irregular corneas so the correction needs to be precisely targeted.
Due to the fact that they are manufactured with the use of the same materials as regular contacts, toric lenses provide the same fantastic comfort and safety. What is more, they can be bought not only in numerous powers and curvatures, but also a wide range of shades and colours, making it possible for astigmats to enjoy the benefits of tinted contacts as well. Coloured contact lenses for astigmatism available in our shop are made in 16 beautiful tints and come in an impressive range of powers, cylinders and axes to fulfil the needs of even the most demanding users.
In addition, toric lenses are now produced in all modalities, so patients with astigmatism can decide whether they prefer replacing their contacts monthly, two weekly or even daily.
Below you will find all kinds of products for astigmatism available at our online store.
Remember that buying contact lenses must be preceded by a lens fitting with a qualified optometrist. Only by following advice from a specialist can you make the right choice of the best contact lenses perfectly fitted for your needs. This is especially important when it comes to buying toric lenses for correcting astigmatism. Such contacts are highly specialised and sophisticated products that need to be carefully fitted and tested before the user can decide whether they work for him/her or not. Ordering such products without a valid contact lens prescription is virtually impossible. If you want to switch from one brand to another, make sure to have the new one tested before you commit to buying it. If that’s not an option, then make a point of visiting an optometrist with the new set of contacts, so they can check whether they are properly fitted and unlikely to cause irritation.
Toric lenses feature some parameters that might be confusing for new users, so if you don’t know what each of them means, read our FAQ bit about understanding contact lens prescription. Basically, apart from spherical power of the lens (SPH) your contacts will also have parameters such as cylinder (CYL) and axis. These two numbers define what strength of toric correction is needed and where it is positioned on the lens. It is really important to stick to your prescription when it comes to correcting astigmatism, as even slight deviation from these values might mean blurry vision. Fortunately with such a wide selection of products that we have today it is quite easy to find exactly what you need without sacrificing vision acuity.
It’s worth noting that even people who require unusually high cylinder power can benefit from the comfort of contact lenses thanks to CooperVision’s Biofinity XR Toric contact lenses, which come in an extended range of cylindrical powers. What’s more, if you’ve reached the age when presbyopia starts to affect your vision (you can’t see clearly up close) and you need a remedy for both astigmatism and presbyopia, you can try Proclear Multifocal Toric contacts which deal with both of these issues at the same time.
To find out more about correcting astigmatism using contact lenses, read our advice article edited for you by our opticians.
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