The condition of astigmatism can be extremely uncomfortable and inconvenient for patients with who has it. This condition is characterized by the malformation of the cornea, usually because the eyeball is elongated, causing the vision to become blurry. Some time ago, there were no contact lenses for astigmatism, however, recently with the invention of Toric lenses, people with astigmatism are able to wear lenses as well.In order to choose contact lenses for astigmatism, the first thing you should do is to consult an optometrist. They would be able to give you the right prescription for your lenses after a vision examination and evaluation on the degree of severity of the condition in both individual eyes. After that, you can discuss with the optometrist on your preferences of lenses as they can come in both rigid gas permeable or soft contact lenses. Depending on the severity of your astigmatism, you will know the type of contact lens you can wear. An average astigmatism allows you to use soft lenses, but it would need to be a Toric lens. Otherwise, you can use rigid gas permeable lenses shaped to correct the condition instead.Subsequently, you can order the contact lenses you have decided on. You can order it straight from your optometrist, or even order it from online retailers selling lenses. If you decide on buying it from an outside source, you can ask your optometrist to give you your prescription so that the retailer will be able to check if the prescription is correct.Once you get the lenses, try them on. If you have not had any experiences with contact lenses before, wearing one may require an adjustment period, especially if it is a rigid gas permeable lens. After some time of regular wear, you should return to your optometrist for a follow-up exam to identify if the lenses are correcting your vision as supposed to, or to make sure that your eyes are not irritated by the lenses.
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