What is a toric contact lens?

Toric Contact Lenses for Astigmatism Patients

If you have been diagnosed with astigmatism, then you may be wondering, what is the best option to improve your eyesight. The most common eyewear device that helps people with astigmatism are toric contact lenses. These lenses are a bit different than traditional contact lenses, and they are offered at Albuquerque Vision Care & Advanced Eyewear in Albuquerque, NM. Read the below information to understand what toric contact lenses are.

What Are Toric Lenses?

Toric contacts are specially-designed lenses that slowly increases or decreases focusing power every time you move your eyes. These lenses help people who have astigmatism, a refractive error condition that causes blurry vision due to an irregular shaped cornea that is unable to focus light onto the retina, and those who have astigmatism and another refractive error like nearsightedness or farsightedness. They are the most chosen option for astigmatism patients because unlike traditional contacts that have just one power, toric lenses have two focusing powers in one lens, improving vision at various distances.

Is an Eye Exam Necessary to Get Toric Lenses?

Since no two toric contacts are the same and are known to be uncomfortable for some people, it is necessary to see an optometrist for an eye exam. During an eye exam, our eye doctors in Albuquerque will evaluate your visual acuity, take a look at your eyes, and go over with you about your options to improve your vision if you have a refractive error. If you are diagnosed with astigmatism, and both you and our doctors decide that toric lenses are right for you, a fitting will take place. A fitting is when our optometrists will measure your eyes so that your lenses can fit you properly.

Contact Us If You Are Having a Vision Problem

Toric contact lenses can be costly, but they can give you the vision you need to do the activities you love to do. If you are interested, give Albuquerque Vision Care & Advanced Eyewear a call at 505-332-2020 to schedule an appointment with our eye doctors in Albuquerque.

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