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Contacts Lenses For Astigmatism

Aug 18, 2007
In the past , individuals suffering from astigmatism were very likely to given the option of contact lenses. This is primarily due to doctors thinking that the fit would be hard to accomplish and that they wouldn't benefit the individual well. Many individuals today, still don't know that they have an option where contact lenses are available. Soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses are continuously improving with technology.

If one suffers from a small amount of astigmatism , soft lenses may be used. This will allow individuals to experience only a slighter difference than one wearing eye glasses. They make only a slight difference. Today there are lenses that can correct this problem , even daily disposable contact lenses.

Individual's suffering from a greater astigmatism the only option available is a rigid gas or permeable lens. These are effective in correcting astigmatism by using soft toric lens. The vision one experiences may be quite blurred without correction. You would experience a replacement on a monthly cycle.

Soft Torics

These contact lenses can be purchased in a disposable brand. Contact lenses is solely one's responsibility. . With soft lenses they can be replaced anywhere from a daily to a monthly schedule. One should use the proper disinfect once contacts have been removed from the eyes. Individual's should use cold disinfection solution such as :

1. Hydrogen peroxide

2. Chemical

3. Multipurpose

Rigid Gas Permeable

These toric lenses have advanced with modern technology and equipment. The rigidness allows help to mask a need for an astigmatic correction. This is often done to help one's eye conform to the shape of the contact lens.

The individual's eye doctor is the best one in help one choose the best option that would met all of one's vision needs.

Surfactant and Enzyme Cleaners

Cleaning of soft contact lenses can be handled by using a surfactant cleaner which has enzymes that breaks down the dirt build up on the lens surface. You may find that some enzymes are liquids, where others are in tablet form. Tablets are to be dissolved in the disinfecting solution once weekly. You have an option of choosing a moisturizing solution as you wear your lenses. This allows more comfort for the contact lens wearer.

Individuals should know the advantages and disadvantages about wearing contact lens before making a final decision. If an individual don't have the necessary time for proper cleaning and caring ,just maybe they should stick to wearing eyeglasses.
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