Colored Contacts for Astigmatism aka Toric Circle Lenses
What are Toric Lenses and How are they Different from Regular Lenses?
So you have been told you have a condition called astigmatism and you think you can't wear colored contacts or circle lenses anymore. Here is where you are wrong! Introducing special lenses available called Toric Lenses! They are designed specifically for people who have astigmatism. And don't worry, this is a common condition for people to have!
So what does it mean if you find out you have an astigmatism and how are Toric lenses different? Let's take a look.
Before you get contact lenses to correct your vision, you will need to go to the eye doctor. He or she will quickly tell you if you have this condition. In this case, you'll be prescribed toric lenses if you want to wear colored contacts or circle lenses.
What Makes Toric Lenses Different?
When you look at a toric colored contacts, it is a little bit different from a regular contact lens. There is a thick zone at the bottom of the lens that is there to make sure it doesn't rotate. It's important that the lens is always fitted in the right place. This way light can accurately focus on the retina. Instead of just one power (SPH), they have curves (CYL) at different angles (AXIS).
On the other hand, with regular contact lenses it isn't such a big deal if they shift in place when you blink or look around. This is the biggest difference between the way toric lenses and regular ones are made.
But they have similarities too. Toric colored contact lenses and regular ones too are made from the same materials and can be soft. So which should you choose? Most people find colored toric contact lenses to be more comfortable.