Not satisfied with your current contact lens vision? Have some astigmatism… then try toric contact lenses

Toric contact lenses are prescribed to provide good visual where normal spherical contact lenses are unable to achieve, normally, wearers who have astigmatism of -0.75D and above (in the prescription glasses).

Normal hydrogel toric contact lenses that are more popular in the market are Soflens Toric 66 (B+L), Soflens Daily Astigmatism (B+L) and Biomedics Toric (Cooper Vision). While, silicone hydrogel toric contact lenses that are more common are Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism (J&J), Air Optix for Astigmatism (Ciba Vision), PureVision Toric (B+L) and Biofinity Toric (Cooper Vision).

Toric contact lenses may not be as comfortable as normal spherical contact lenses. Certain area of the toric contact lenses will be thicker and certain area will be thinner, basically due to the design of the contact lenses itselves.  The centre thickness of the lenses is much thicker than normal spherical contact lenses. (If you are a current long hour wearer for toric hydrogel lenses,  it is strongly recommended that you should change your contact lenses to toric silicone hydrogel contact lenses to avoid long term usage complication.)

However, certain individual who have astigmatism of -0.75D to -1.00D might not necessary need toric contact lenses. Aspheric spherical contact lenses and high water content lenses might be able to correct the mild astigmatism. Vision outcome may vary for each individual. Normally, a try an error ought to be perform. Therefore, it is better to visit your eyecare practitioner to identify which contact lenses that will suit you best.

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