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Toric Contact Lenses and an Astigmatism - A Perfect Match 1

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					Believe it or not, there are a lot of people that suffer from having an
astigmatism and they will never know it. Just because you have an
astigmatism, doesn't mean that corrective action must be taken. Many of
the cases are relatively mild and getting toric contact lenses would not
provide much benefit. However, there are also people that have more
severe astigmatism and taking action becomes necessary. Fortunately,
over the last 2 decades there have been a large number of impressive
scientific advance related to this issue. Toric contact lenses have
become one of the most popular solutions for treating this issue. Here
is a closer look at how the right contact lenses can help treat your
astigmatism.      In case you don't already know what an astigmatism is,
it is when the curve of your eye is not symmetrical or is at the wrong
angle. This will affect when light from different distances reaches your
cornea, which leads to blurred vision. Toric contact lenses have become
the most popular solution for dealing with this type of condition,
however another option know as GP contact lenses are an available option
as well.


  You might be wondering what makes toric soft contact lenses different
from traditional contact lenses. For the most part, they look the appear
to be nearly identical, especially if you don't know how you are looking
for. In reality, these two types of lenses are extremely different.
Toric contact lenses are weighted to ensure that it sits on your eye
correctly. This added weight is at the bottom of the lens and also
ensure that the lens does not move like regular soft contacts do. If you
put your toric contact lenses in your eye incorrectly, then your vision
will likely be blurry for a few moments before gravity takes over and
your contact lenses move into place. Additionally, it can take a few
weeks before your eyes become completely comfortable with this new type
of contact lens.        While toric soft contact lenses have definitely
become the most preferred solution, there are still a lot of choices
available in terms of brands. While most optometrists will prefer one or
two brands over all of the rest, it is important to try out a variety of
brands before you choose which one is right for. Every brand has a
unique weight and feel. If you do not choose a comfortable pair of
contact lenses, you will quickly regret it. They can not only be
uncomfortable, but can also dry out your eye, which can cause additional
damage.      While having an astigmatism may seem like a big deal
initially, it is a very treatable condition. There are a number of
options available to you, however toric contact lenses have definitely
become the most popular solution. Contact lenses carry a number of
inherent advantages, which is why many people will choose them over
wearing glasses. While there may be several different types of contacts
that can help treat an astigmatism, toric lenses have continually proven
to be the easiest and most effective solution in the marketplace.
For more details about contact lenses & toric contact lenses, please
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