What Are Toric Contact Lenses?

Toric contact lenses are worn to correct astigmatism, as well as myopia and hyperopia.

Toric contact lenses are fabricated from the same materials as standard "spherical" contact lenses, so they can be either soft or RGP. The difference between the toric and regular lenses lies in the design of the lens.

Toric lenses have two powers in them, created with curvatures at different angles (one for astigmatism, the other for either myopia or hyperopia). The contact lens stays steady on the eye when you blink or look around due to an in built device. Toric contact lenses do not rotate on your eye.

Toric Contact Lens Cost

Firstly toric lenses cost more than spherical ones. Secondly perfectly fitted toric lenses require more expertise and time on the part of the eye care expert than regular contacts, thereby increasing the cost further.


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