Explore toric contact lenses at FramesDirect.com to find contacts made specifically to correct astigmatism. Browse lenses from top brands, including Acuvue, Biofinity, Proclear, Bausch & Lomb, and others, available in single-vision and multifocal options. Enjoy crystal clear vision wearing toric contact lenses in your prescription.
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Astigmatism is blurred vision that results from an imperfection in the curvature of your eye, in either the front surface (the cornea), or the lens. Instead of having a round shape, an eye with astigmatism is shaped like an egg. It is a common condition that sometimes exists together with near- or farsightedness. Some astigmatisms can be treated with refractive surgery, but simply wearing corrective lenses is another option. Your eye doctor can advise you on the best course of treatment if you have astigmatism.
Many people with astigmatism still believe they cannot wear contact lenses. But with the invention of toric contacts, most men and women with astigmatism can now enjoy the same comfort and convenience as other contact lens wearers. Toric lenses are made up of two different corrective powers with curvatures at different angles in order to correct both the astigmatism and the nearsightedness (or farsightedness, as the case may be). While regular contact lenses can rotate in the eye without affecting vision, toric lenses need to remain centered in order to provide accurate vision. Therefore, many toric contact lenses are "weighted" (ballasted) at the bottom.
Like other kinds of contact lenses, toric contacts at FramesDirect.com are available in a variety of options, including disposable, multi-focal, and color-changing. Questions? Contact us and talk to one of our certified opticians about contact lenses to correct your astigmatism.