Fitting Specialty Contacts for Astigmatism in Somerset
When you have astigmatism, your vision may be blurred because your eye is not perfectly rounded. With astigmatism, the eye bulges into a slight (or severe) egg-like shape. For those who suffer from vision problems due to astigmatism, specialty contacts prescribed by our Somerset optometrist can correct for this corneal abnormality.
Correcting Astigmatism With Your Somerset Optometrist
It’s relatively simple to correct astigmatism with eyeglasses, but fitting contacts for astigmatism requires specialized contact lenses from our Somerset optometrist. With astigmatism, your prescription is not only more complex, but it requires toric contact lenses, specially shaped to stay in place, without shifting position as you blink your eyes.
You have many contact lens options to consider, since our optometrist in Somerset offers choices such as daily wear or extended wear toric contacts, and you can even select colored contacts that will correct your astigmatism. If you also have age-related vision changes (presbyopia) plus astigmatism, we have effective options for you.
For patients with a high degree of astigmatism, GP lenses (rigid, gas permeable lenses) may work better than soft toric contacts. GP or GP toric lenses may also be required for those with a thinned cornea (keratoconus), which often results in higher amounts of astigmatism along with myopia (nearsightedness).
Astigmatism Contacts: Getting Your Prescription
Our eye doctor in Hillsborough will measure the amount of your astigmatism (corneal curvature) on two unique axes (meridians) of your eye. Specialty contacts for astigmatism are then ordered to fit the curves of your eye and improve your vision. The special astigmatism lenses stay in place due to a special "weighted" design and our optometrist in Somerset will work with you to select the lenses that best correct your vision. You may need to try more than one brand to get the ideal fit with no lens rotation.
Get Toric Contacts for Astigmatism in Somerset
Enjoy the freedom of wearing contacts, even if you have astigmatism. Contact Franklin Family Eye Care in Somerset NJ, serving Bound Brook, Hillsborough, and surrounding areas. Call us today!