Eye doctors prescribe toric contacts to correct for astigmatism, a common condition where the cornea or lens is slightly misshapen. Light entering the eye is brought to several focal points rather than falling directly on the retina’s surface. The result is distorted vision that cannot be corrected by standard spherical contact lenses. Toric contacts contain various prescriptions in one lens and maintain the same orientation on your eye. The end result is that light is brought to the correct focal point for a sharp view of the world around you. Show moreless
Toric Contact Lenses FAQ
First time wearing toric contact lenses for astigmatism? Here are answers to common questions you may have:
Are toric contact lenses soft or hard? Most toric lenses are made of soft materials. Hard toric lenses are available for extreme prescriptions.
Are toric lenses uncomfortable? Many people find soft toric lenses to be as comfortable as their spherical alternatives. Toric contacts are wider and thicker than what you may be used to, but your eyes will usually acclimate to the difference. Hard, gas permeable lenses can feel different in the beginning, but your eye doctor can help you adapt if comfort becomes an issue.
Is it true that toric lenses are expensive? Toric contacts feature a more advanced design than conventional lenses, so they’re often more expensive. However, toric contacts are the best option for people with astigmatism. A slightly higher investment can result in much clearer vision.
Is it difficult to put toric contacts in your eye? Toric contacts contain various prescriptions across the surface of the lens. This means they have to stay oriented in the proper position to provide clear vision. Some toric contacts are weighted at the bottom to help with this, and that can make handling them a bit tricky at first. However, it’s no more difficult to get the hang of than learning to insert contacts for the first time.
Popular Toric Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
Astigmatism is a common vision concern, so many contact lens manufacturers offer toric lenses in daily or extended-wear options. Among the most popular contacts are AIR OPTIX for Astigmatism, Biofinity Toric, ACUVUE OASYS for Astigmatism, Clariti 1 Day Toric, and PureVision Toric. Your eye doctor will prescribe a specific toric lens based on your needs, but you can ask her to consider a particular brand.
Shopping for Toric Contacts at Eyeconic
Eyeconic is the best place to buy toric contact lenses online, but don’t just take our word for it. There are many reasons to shop with us. First, Eyeconic stocks a comprehensive selection of toric lenses from major brands you know and trust. Second, we accept VSP, MetLife, and Cigna vision benefits on our site so you get the savings you deserve. Do you contribute to an FSA or HSA? You can spend your dollars on prescription contacts! Add in free shipping and the savings start to add up. Last but not least, we offer a free post-purchase contact lens consultation with a VSP eye doctor to ensure your new toric contacts are a perfect fit.