Astigmatism is a serious eye condition that can hinder your vision. This condition is caused when the cornea is shaped incorrectly and can result in blurry vision. Your eyes cannot focus properly and objects in your vision can appear blurry. If you live in Phoenix, Scottsdale, or the surrounding area, our optometrists at Optical Expressions have the resources that you need to overcome astigmatism and its detrimental impact on your vision.
Understanding Astigmatism Contact Lenses
As previously mentioned, astigmatism is a condition where the surface of the eye is curved improperly. This can prevent light from being focused onto the retina at the back of the eye. Unfortunately, this can cause a refractive error that will end up causing blurry vision. Fortunately, there are tools available to help you overcome this problem and restore your proper vision.
Astigmatism contact lenses are designed to improve your vision by bending light in the correct way. Astigmatism contact lenses are also known as Toric contact lenses. The doughnut shape of toric contact lenses creates different focusing powers throughout the lenses. Since toric contact lenses have a specific orientation, they need to remain positioned on your eye in a precise way. These lenses are made of a hydrogel material that can help improve your eye's ability to transfer light to the back of your retina.
Astigmatism is different in everyone, and your eye doctor will need to perform the proper contact lens exam to determine the state of your eyes. Our options of astigmatism contact lenses vary from toric, to gas permeable, and hybrid contact lenses. Your eye doctor will perform a thorough examination and discuss the best course of action to restore your vision.
Contact Our Optometrists to Learn More
Astigmatism contact lenses are just one of the many forms of vision correction that we offer at Optical Expressions. Don’t let astigmatism prevent you from seeing the world clearly. If you live in Scottsdale, Phoenix, or the surrounding area, call Optical Expressions today to schedule a consultation with one of our optometrists. Call our Willo District office at 602-254-3169, our Esplanade office at 602-224-5772, or our Hilton Village office at 480-998-1606.