Toric Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

Advanced technology allowing you to ditch those glasses.

Toric contact lenses are a good choice

Get an eye test before buying toric contact lensesAmong the population, nearsightedness is almost as common as astigmatism when it comes to vision correction. Astigmatism can cause blurriness or a halo effect and is more noticeable at night and in the evening when people are looking at bright lights. In the past, contact lenses were not an option for this eye condition. The main problem was stabilizing the lens on the eyes to correct vision in clearly defined areas of the cornea. Fortunately, contact lens technology has advanced tremendously over the years, and patients suffering from astigmatism now have many excellent options for toric lenses.

Toric contact lenses meld sophisticated combinations of cylindrical-spherical curvatures designed to correct the condition, even in cases that were previously thought impossible. To keep the lenses in their place, each manufacturer uses a unique stabilizing technology that is patented and exclusive to its brand. This is important because astigmatism can be caused by irregular corneas so some patients need to try a few brands.

Are there many types of contacts that can be used to treat astigmatism?

Toric lenses offer the same great comfort and safety as regular contacts. Toric contacts can be purchased in a variety of powers and curvatures. They also come in wide range of colours and shades, so patients can enjoy the benefits of tinted contact lenses.We have 16 different tints of coloured contact lenses for astigmatism that can be purchased in our shop. They come in a wide range of powers and cylinders, to meet the demands of even the most demanding users.

Toric lenses can now be produced in all modalities. This means that patients with astigmatism have the option of replacing their contacts every month, twice weekly, or even daily.

You will find all types of contacts lenses to treat astigmatism in our online store.

  • Daily disposable toric contact lenses for astigmatism are the best option for those with dry or sensitive eyes. Dailies AquaComfort Plus toric and 1-Day Acuvue MOIST for Astigmatism are two much loved examples.
  • Monthly toric contacts can be used for up to a month with proper lens maintenance and a good quality lens cleaning solution. There are many such products that we stock, including Air Optix Plus Hydraglyde for Astigmatism, Biofinity and PureVision 2 for Astigmatism.
  • Coloured toric lenses offer a unique combination of vision correction and stunning colours. This category includes monthly and quarterly lenses that can be customized to your specific needs.

How do I buy toric contact lenses online

A qualified optometrist must fit your contact lenses before you order them. A specialist will help you choose the perfect contact lenses for your needs. This is particularly important when purchasing toric lenses to correct astigmatism. These contacts are extremely specialized and complex products and must be fitted properly before the user can determine if they will work for them. It is almost impossible to order such products without a prescription for contact lenses. Also, it's worth testing the new brands before making a purchase. If this is not possible at your optician, make it a point to visit an optometrist that does offer this service and test using some brands of contact with them. They will also check if they fit properly and are unlikely to cause irritation.

Toric lenses have some parameters that can be confusing to new users. To find out more, please read our FAQ about understanding your contact lens prescription. Your contacts will have parameters like cylinder (CYL), and axis. These numbers determine the strength and position of toric correction needed on the lens. When correcting astigmatism it is important to follow your prescription. Any deviation from these values could cause blurry vision. It is easy to find the right product without having to compromise your vision acuity, thanks to today's wide range of excellent products.

CooperVision's BiofinityXR Toric contact lens can provide comfort and clarity for people with high cylinder power needs. You can also use Proclear Multifocal toric contact lenses if you have presbyopia (difficulty in seeing up close) or astigmatism.

Our opticians have written an article that better describes contact lenses for astigmatism and how they work.

Don't let astigmatism hold you back. Take advantage of our collection to switch from glasses to contact lenses.

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