Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
At Uptown Eye Care in Orlando, FL, we specialize in treating various eye conditions, such as astigmatism. Our experienced eye doctors conduct comprehensive contact lens exams to provide our patients treatment and improve their vision. Prior to visiting us, read about how contact lenses can help with astigmatism below:
The Importance of Contact Lens Exams for Astigmatism
A contact lens exam is crucial for individuals with astigmatism, as it allows our optometrists determine the most suitable contact lens options for your condition. Astigmatism is a common refractive error caused by an irregularly shaped cornea, which results in blurred vision at all distances. Since contact lenses can be specifically designed for those with astigmatism, they can help you see better and enjoy daily activities like reading or watching tv without problems.
During your contact lens exam, our optometry experts will assess the overall health of your eyes and take precise measurements to determine the correct fit and prescription for your contact lenses. By considering factors such as the shape of your cornea, the severity of your astigmatism, and your lens preference, we can recommend the best lenses for you.
Toric lenses are specifically designed to help with astigmatism, offering clear and comfortable vision for those with this condition. These lenses have varying degrees of curvature to accommodate the irregular shape of your cornea. Toric lenses are also weighted at the bottom to prevent rotation and provide clearer vision at all times.
In addition to toric lenses, there are other options for individuals with astigmatism, including:
- Gas Permeable Lenses: These rigid lenses offer sharp vision and are suitable for those who cannot achieve the desired results with soft toric lenses
- Hybrid Contact Lenses: Combining the best features of soft and gas-permeable lenses, hybrid lenses have a rigid center to correct astigmatism and a soft outer skirt for comfort
- Custom Soft Lenses: For patients with mild or moderate astigmatism, custom soft lenses can be designed to match their unique corneal shape and prescription, providing enhanced clarity
Schedule Your Contact Lens Exam at Uptown Eye Care Today!
Uptown Eye Care in Orlando, FL, is dedicated to providing the best possible treatment for astigmatism and other vision needs. Our experienced eye doctors will help you find the perfect contact lenses to improve your vision and enhance your quality of life. Schedule your contact lens exam with us today!