November 16, 2013 Leave a comment
Astigmatism is a common condition of the eye that occurs when the eye is not completely round. People with astigmatism have eyes shaped like the back of a spoon. The light entering the eye is refracted more in one direction than the other which may make objects appear wavy or blurred. This refractive error can be corrected by specially designed toric contact lenses, such as Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism.
In the past, patients with astigmatism were often advised not to wear contact lenses. Legacy contact lenses would most often not result in a successful vision correction. Modern contact lens technology can correct for both nearsightedness or farsightedness and an astigmatism in the eye shape itself. With the advances in lens technology, contact lenses are now a great choice for astigmatism patients as they can treat both conditions simultaneously. Patients with even severe astigmatism now have the option to wear contact lenses and enjoy all the benefits of them.
These new contacts are soft lenses (called toric lenses). The lenses have greater power in bending light to compensate for refraction problems. Toric contact lenses for astigmatism are specially designed to fit the elongated eye. They are weighted to prevent movement when your head moves. If the lens rotates in the eye it may cause blurring of vision. These unique lenses are designed to minimize the rotation of the lens due to gravity and eye movement. Because of this toric lenses help to create smooth optical transitions. Looking up from a book, looking down to check your phone or simply doing daily activities is made much simpler, easier and comfortable with contact lenses such as Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism.
The toric lenses are made extra smooth, breathable and moist for a comfortable fit. They also may be slightly tinted for ease of handling. A visibility tint makes it easier for you to find the lenses in case you lose one. Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism is one of the most popular toric contact lenses prescribed today by optical care providers. Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism provides the eye with 98% of the available oxygen in the air and blocks 90% of UV-A and 98% of UV-B radiation.
Blurred vision is one of the symptoms of astigmatism. Consult your eye doctor if you experience problems in your vision. Many patients with astigmatism really appreciate the option of contact lenses. Contact lenses are perfect for sports and outdoor activities like cycling, walking and jogging.
Visiondirect.com offers all the brands an eye care provider may prescribe for an astigmatism patient. Easy ordering, great prices and fast delivery make Visiondirect.com a smart choice. To learn more about contact lenses for astigmatism, visit the astigmatism page at Vision Direct.