With so much research and development invested in contact lens development every year, wearers are constantly benefiting from breakthroughs in comfort, breathability and wearability.
The good news is that these advancements have also resulted in a comprehensive range of contact lens options for people with astigmatism.
Astigmatism is a common condition often present from birth, where the cornea (the front part of the eye) is shaped more like a rugby ball as opposed to being symmetrical like a tennis ball.
Cases of astigmatism can vary from a mild case where eyes can feel dry and tired, and reading and focusing can prove problematic. More severe cases involve vision becoming distorted and blurred at any distance, requiring vision correction.
The good news is that you don't have to wear glasses to achieve crisp, comfortable vision. Today's generation of contact lenses offer people with astigmatism an ideal visual solution that caters to their aesthetic and lifestyle needs, providing greater freedom and flexibility.
Contact lenses for people with astigmatism are also known as toric lenses. They are available in daily wear, two weekly and monthly replacement options, as well as extended wear enabling up to 29 nights continuous wear (based on your optometrist's advice).
These lenses are designed to not only improve vision, but are made to fit unique eye shapes and most importantly, to provide greater stability than traditional contact lenses. When you move your eyes or blink, your contact lenses won't move, ensuring you maintain perfect vision.
If you think you could benefit from the latest toric contact lens options, we encourage you to visit your local ProVision optometrist as they can recommend the best fit for your visual needs and lifestyle.
You can also view ProVision's range of contact lenses for astigmatism here.
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