Toric for astigmatism could be the perfect choice for your vision correction – call our Cornelius office to schedule an appointment to find out more.
There is a common misconception that people with astigmatism cannot wear contact lenses. The reality is that there are a number of ways to deal with this problem, including the use of toric for astigmatism. Toric contact lenses correct astigmatism because they are different than regular contact lenses. They are not shaped like a regular lens, which has a spherical surface. Instead, they offer different refractive powers on the horizontal and vertical orientations.
Toric lenses for astigmatism address lenticular, corneal, or combination astigmatism cases that go beyond the mild zero to 1.00D levels. Those mild cases can often use a regular soft lens effectively. Here at Friedman Eye Care, we can perform the necessary eye exam to let you know if you are a candidate for toric for astigmatism in Cornelius, North Carolina.
There are many customized options for toric lenses, including disposables (daily or 30-day), tinted toric lenses, and multifocal. They can also either be soft or rigid gas permeable lenses. Toric lenses for astigmatism do take time to adjust to, particularly getting used to the pressure they exert on your lower eyelid. They are also more expensive than other types of lenses, in part because it is more involved to make sure of a perfect fit. The cost may be covered, however, depending on your insurance coverage and the complexity of your astigmatism. We are happy to check before proceeding to see what your out-of-pocket cost would be.
You are assured of personalized service at our office, which includes complete instruction on the proper way to care for your toric lenses for astigmatism. We’ll go over your different options, so you can choose which fits your lifestyle and concerns. Call us today to schedule an appointment to learn more about toric for astigmatism.