If you have astigmatism, you may wonder if contact lenses are a viable option. Fortunately, there are contacts specifically designed for astigmatism that can provide clear and comfortable vision. In addition to a plethora of optometry services, our eye doctor at Middletown Eye Care, with locations in Middleton and New Castle, DE, can help you find the best lenses for your specific needs.
What is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism is a common eye condition that occurs when the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye, is not perfectly round but instead has a more oblong shape. This causes light to be refracted differently, leading to blurred or distorted vision. Astigmatism can also be caused by an irregularly shaped lens inside the eye.
Types of Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
Our optometrists can prescribe two types of contact lenses for astigmatism: toric and scleral.
Toric lenses are soft contacts that are designed to correct astigmatism. They are made with different powers in different lens meridians and are weighted at the bottom to keep the lens stable on the eye. Toric lenses are made from various materials and come in various replacement schedules.
Scleral lenses are large-diameter lenses that rest on the sclera, the white part of the eye. They are designed to create a smooth, regular surface on the cornea, compensating for the irregular shape astigmatism causes. Scleral lenses are especially helpful for people with severe astigmatism or corneal irregularities.
Understanding the Benefits
Contact lenses for astigmatism offer several advantages over glasses. For one, they provide a wider field of vision as they move with your eyes and are not obstructed by frames. Contacts are also great for people with an active lifestyle or who play sports, as they are less likely to fall off or get in the way.
Additionally, contact lenses are usually more aesthetically pleasing than glasses, as they do not alter your facial appearance. In addition, they give a more natural vision, as they are worn directly on the eye and do not create any distortions caused by lenses being positioned away.
Visit Middletown Eye Care for Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
If you are interested in contact lenses for astigmatism, visit our eye doctor at Middletown Eye Care in Middleton and New Castle, DE. Our optometrist has extensive experience in fitting patients with contacts for astigmatism. In addition, we offer a range of options to fit your lifestyle, budget, and vision needs. Our goal is to provide you with a clear and comfortable vision so that you can confidently enjoy your daily activities.
In addition to contacts, our optometry services also include comprehensive eye exams, eyeglasses, and sunglasses. Our friendly and knowledgeable optometrist and staff are committed to providing personalized and attentive care to every patient. Call or stop in today!