Soft Contact Lenses and Astigmatism

Yes.  Special soft contact lenses called toric lenses correct astigmatism.   Toric soft lenses have different powers in different meridians of the lens and either a prism ballast or thin zones to stabilize the lens and keep it from rotating during blinks and eye movements.  These stabilizing elements in the toric lens design also align the proper lens powers in front of the appropriate meridians...
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Toric Contacts

For years, patients suffering from astigmatism were told they could not correct their vision by wearing contact lenses.  That all changed in 1978 when the first toric contact lens was approved for distribution.  By the late nineties astigmatic patients were able to finally wear disposable lenses and in 2002 CIBA Vision introduced Focus Dailies Toric, the worlds first daily disposable toric conta...
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Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a very common yet frequently misunderstood vision problem.  A person with astigmatism has blurred vision at all distances, which can range from barely noticeable to severe.  Astigmatism occurs when the cornea has different degrees of curvature in different meridians.Think of corneal meridians like lines connecting opposing numbers on the face of a clock or watch.  For...
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