Contact lenses are a wonderful thing, they help those that need eye correction to see without surgery and without glasses. That being said, contact lenses are not one size fits all, there are certain eye conditions that do require special lenses and astigmatism is one of them. Our staff at EyeCare for You can provide contact lenses for astigmatism and a variety of other eye conditions that require non-standard contacts.
What Is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism refers to the irregular shape of the cornea and sometimes the lens within the eye. This irregular shape often makes it difficult to fit contact lenses because contacts are round and the cornea is not. Astigmatism can be corrected with surgery or with special contact lenses that are designed to fit the eye that has astigmatism.
Astigmatism might get worse with age and it may also make wearing normal contact lenses nearly impossible. With a great pair of specialty, lenses can help you to get the best results and help you to get your eyes corrected so that you can start to see better and to feel better as well.
What makes Astigmatism Lenses Different?
Astigmatism lenses are different than regular soft contact lenses in a few different ways. For starters, astigmatism contact lenses are more rigid than traditional soft contact lens. This means that they are not going to bend and fit the shape of the cornea but rather, they are going to keep their rigid shape so that they can help to correct the blurry vision that astigmatism causes. Normal contact lenses rarely ever fit eyes that have astigmatism so taking the time to find special lenses is going to make a big difference in the overall comfort and how well the contacts fit and work.
These special lenses are also often weighted in the bottom to keep them in the same place on the eye during the entire duration that the wearer has them in. This means that the lenses are going to be in one place and they are going to stay in that place and help you see better despite astigmatism.
Why Correct your Astigmatism?
Wearing astigmatism lenses is a great way to correct your astigmatism without using surgery. For those in the Richboro, Langhorne, Newtown, Southampton, Northampton, Holland or Yardley area EYECARE for You and their fantastic team can help you to get the best results and the contact lenses that fit best for you and for your unique eyes.
Though astigmatism might seem like a difficult thing to correct, astigmatism lenses are a wonderful way to correct your astigmatism rather than trying to find other options.
Contact us today at 215-485-5384 for a consultation!