Astigmatism can put a damper on your daily activities and while there are different options to treat this condition, we at World of Vision recommend considering toric contact lenses. We offer these lenses in Vero Beach, FL, to provide you with a clear vision and all-day vision comfort with specialty contact lenses.
What Is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism is a refractive error that causes blurry or distorted vision. It occurs when the eye does not focus light correctly on the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. This can happen if your cornea — the clear, dome-shaped front surface of your eye — or lens is curved more in one direction than another.
What Are Toric Contact Lenses and How Do They Work?
Toric specialty contact lenses owe the name to their design. The specialty contact lenses have a torus-like surface that helps to correct astigmatism. This types of design is important in correcting your vision so that you can see clearly.
Are Toric Contact Lenses Suitable For You?
Toric contact lenses are usually suitable for patients with regular astigmatism but to determine if you are a fit candidate, an optician on our team will perform a contact lens eye exam. The eye exam aims to evaluate the shape and health of your cornea. Our optometrist can help choose the lenses that best suit your eye.
What Are the Different Types of Toric Contact Lenses?
Some of the main types of toric contact lenses are:
Soft Contact Lenses
The lenses will mold your eye's shape for a comfortable fit. In addition, these types of lenses can be removed and cleaned easily.
Rigid Gas Permeable (GP) Contact Lenses
They are made from durable plastic that allows oxygen to pass through. These contact lenses can provide excellent vision but can take some time to get used to.
Hybrid Contact Lenses
They have a rigid gas-permeable center surrounded by a soft outer ring. This design provides the crisp vision of GP lenses with the comfort of soft lenses.
The right type of toric contact lens for you will depend on your individual needs as per your contact lens exam.
Visit Us for a Contact Lens Exam from Our Optical Team
If you are struggling with refractive errors, we at World of Vision serving Vero Beach, FL, have an optometrist or optician on our team to help you. We offer lenses that can provide you with a clear vision and all-day comfort. Schedule an appointment with our optical team to find the right type of lenses for your needs. Call us at (772) 562-2020.