Are you aware that there are contact lenses especially for people with astigmatism? Firstly, what is astigmatism? An eye with astigmatism has a differently shaped cornea (it’s shaped like a football, unlike a normal cornea, which is spherical), which alters how light enters the eye. It’s not able to hit the retina properly, which affects one’s ability to see clearly.
Toric contact lenses are used to rectify astigmatism. What differs between these and regular lenses is the design. Compared to typical lenses, which have one power throughout the lens, toric lenses have two different powers; one which addresses astigmatism, and one for trouble with distance vision. They feature curvatures at various angles. Due to their multiple powers, toric lenses must stay in place on your eye. This is not the case with normal lenses, which can move around on your eye without affecting your sight. Toric lenses are actually heavier on the bottom, and this helps them stay in place on your eye.
There are several scheduling options for toric contact lens wearers, including soft disposable contact lenses, daily disposable lenses, and frequent replacement lenses. And those with astigmatism have no shortage of options; toric lenses even come in color, or as multifocals. Hard contact lenses are made from a firmer material that keeps their shape when you rub your eyes or blink, and might give better vision than soft lenses. But the disadvantage is that they are often not as comfortable to wear. Together, we can find the best brand to suit your eyes.
Toric contact lens fittings might often need more time than regular contact lens fittings, because of the fact that these lenses are slightly more complex. But it’s worth it. With constant improvements in the field of optometry, those with astigmatism have lots of life-improving options to choose from.