Astigmatism is a term that describes the shape of the cornea being curved more in one direction than the other, more like a football than a basketball. It is common, benign condition, and is often hereditary. If uncorrected, the patient will experience blurry images.
If you have a high degree of astigmatism, traditional spherical soft lenses may not be adequate. Instead, “Toric” contact lenses are available to correct astigmatism. These custom-made soft lenses are specially designed to position themselves to correct your astigmatism and give you exceptional vision.
There are many different types of toric contacts based on the curvature profile of your eye and your unique prescription. And astigmatism-correcting contact lenses are now available in the newer, more breathable materials that can keep your eyes healthier and feeling more comfortable.
Schedule your contact lens fitting today to see if astigmatism-correcting contacts are right for you. Call Frontier Eye Care at (307) 472-2020.