Toric Colored Contacts for Astigmatism (Free & Fast Shipping)
Think you can’t wear colored contact lenses because you have astigmatism? Think again. Consider us your one-stop shop when it comes to all of your contact lens needs, even if you are astigmatic. Thanks to our toric contacts, just about everyone can wear contact. Our toric contacts let your eyes be the star of the show with the prettiest pop of color despite your astigmatism! Don’t let astigmatism hold you back!
Shop By Series
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.
They have a different prescription power in different meridians of the lens which helps to refract light in a way that compensates for the irregular shape of the cornea. Toric colored lenses are available in both soft and rigid gas permeable materials and typically custom-made to match the specific prescription for the individual user.
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.
How to put in colored contacts for astigmatism/toric lenses?
To insert toric contact lenses, it is important to pay attention to the lines and orientation marking on the lens.
Begin by washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water to avoid transferring any dirt or bacteria to your eyes. Next, remove the lens from its container, checking that it's not inside out. Place the lens between your thumb and index finger and use the other hand to gently pull down on the lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Look up and release the lens onto your eye and close your eye. Gently move your eyelid to help settle the lens in place and ensure they are aligned to the markings.
What are the pros and cons of wearing colored contacts for astigmatism?
Colored contacts for astigmatism, also known as toric colored contact lenses, offer several advantages for people with astigmatism.
Wearing these lenses can reduce the strain and fatigue associated with astigmatism, promoting better eye health. They come in different prescriptions to suit individual needs, providing a more personalized vision correction solution. Colored lenses for astigmatism are convenient and can be worn during the day and removed at night, and are suitable for a variety of activities.
The few disadvantages of astigmatism colored lenses are related to the requirement for more maintenance compared to regular contact lenses. Additionally, they may not be available in all prescriptions or brands, making it difficult to find the right fit. It is also important to note that the lens fit needs to be checked yearly ultimately more visits to your eye doctor.
Can I still wear colored lenses for astigmatism after my cataract surgery?
Yes, you can, soft contact lenses are a good option, but you may need a new prescription from your optometrist as your vision is likely to change after the surgery.
Do colored lenses for astigmatism (aka toric colored contacts) come in multifocal?
Yes, they are available in multifocal options, allowing people to correct astigmatism and provide vision solutions for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism at the same time. However, at Pinky Paradise, we only provide toric lenses for nearsightedness, aka Myopia.
Are colored contacts for astigmatism (toric colored lenses) comfortable to wear?
Yes, toric lenses are designed to be comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. Many toric lenses are made with advanced materials that help to prevent dryness and ensure a comfortable fit.
How many hours can you wear colored contacts for astigmatism?
The length of time one can wear toric lenses depends on the type of lenses. Most toric lenses are designed for daily wear and can be worn for a maximum of 8 hours per day. Your eye doctor will be the one to help you determine the best option for your needs.
Can I wear my colored lenses for astigmatism for sports or other physical activities?
Yes, toric lenses are an excellent option for people who enjoy sports and other physical activities. They are designed to stay in place and provide a stable vision.
How should I care for my colored contacts for astigmatism/ toric colored lenses?
Caring for toric lenses is similar to caring for traditional contact lenses. Clean and disinfect the lenses each day and store them in the given lens case. Additionally, replace your lenses according to the recommended schedule set by your eye doctor. For detailed information on caring for your contact lenses, please refer to our wear and care guide.
Do these contacts feel different?
Research indicates that there is no significant difference between the comfort levels of a regular contact vs toric contacts. However, since toric contact lenses are specifically designed for astigmatism and shaped differently than regular contacts, they may feel slightly different to the wearer for the first few days until they adjust to the sensation.