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What Are Toric Contact Lenses?

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Many people with astigmatism mistakenly believe they can’t wear contact lenses. Fortunately, toric contact lenses are specifically designed to correct astigmatism. We’ll be happy to explain what they are, how they work, and how to choose the right contact lenses for your eyes.

What Is Astigmatism? 

Astigmatism is caused by an irregular curvature in the eye’s lens or cornea. Due to this curvature, light falls unevenly across the retina, a condition that cannot be corrected by regular ‘spherical’ contact lenses.

How Do Toric Contact Lenses Work?

A standard contact lens has a spherical shape, which does not conform to the irregular shape of a cornea with astigmatism. This causes the lens to move excessively, resulting in blurry or unstable vision. The toric contact lens is designed to match the corneal shape, so the lens remains in the correct position and provides clear and stable vision. Proper fitting is critical for toric lenses, and they must be manufactured according to the specific measurements and prescription as determined by the doctor. .

Your Eye Doctor Can Help You Choose Toric Lenses

Toric contacts, like all contact lenses, need to be prescribed by your eye doctor. A toric contact lens fitting is especially important since toric lenses have a particular orientation and need to stay on your eye in the correct position.

If you are thinking about getting toric contact lenses for astigmatism, Corktown Eyecare can help you find the right correction and fit for your eyes and lifestyle.

At Corktown Eyecare, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 647-694-7600 or book an appointment online to see one of our Toronto eye doctors.

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