Astigmatism is a refractive error in the eye causing the cornea to be shaped more like a football than a baseball. Astigmatism is not a disease or eye health problem, but more of a problem with how the eye focuses light. It can cause your vision to be blurred and distorted because light often fails to come to a single point of focus on the retina, causing unclear vision with multiple focus points. Unlike nearsightedness or farsightedness, astigmatism can cause distortion at all distances and is not easily corrected with a generic corrective lens wear. Regardless of the type of astigmatism you have, if you are in need of corrective eyewear, you can benefit from Toric for astigmatism.
Toric for astigmatism is a soft corrective prescription lens that is specially designed with varying near and farsighted meridians throughout the lens that help to correct the varying focus points on the retina and correct distorted vision. Typical contact lenses not specifically designed for astigmatism are designed to rotate with your eyes, causing more light variation, focus points and further distortion. A Toric lens is designed to be weighted at the bottom, allowing it to stay in place and prevent rotation with the eye.
Toric for astigmatism lenses are also fitted with exact expertise to ensure that the correctness of the lens lines up with the cornea, allowing light to focus properly on the retina where you need it for your specific eye correction, giving you the benefit of precision eye correction for your astigmatism. Contact us at Friedman Eye Care today and find out more about how Toric for astigmatism lenses can benefit you.