Contact Lens Fitting for Astigmatism
Toric Contact Lenses
Toric contact lenses are specially designed to correct astigmatism. Fitting toric lenses is more difficult than fitting regular soft lenses for nearsightedness or farsightedness because these lenses must move adequately during blinks while remaining aligned in a specific way without rotating. Sometimes, several toric lenses must be tried to obtain the best possible fit, vision and comfort.
Toric contact lenses for astigmatism are available in both soft and gas permeable lens materials. Custom designs are available for people with unusual types or high amounts of astigmatism. Because they are custom-made, these lenses can cost significantly more than standard toric lenses and may require a longer delivery time.
Hybrid contact lenses also are a good solution for astigmatism, especially for people who want the clarity of GP lenses but desire a lens that feels more like a soft lens.