Contact Lens Basics

High Prescription Toric Contact Lenses


People suffering from astigmatism are often prescribed toric lenses to correct the disorder. High prescription toric contact lenses are prescribed by eye care specialists. Toric contact lenses can either be soft lenses or rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses. Toric lenses come in different varieties and provide a great way to correct astigmatism.

An eye care professional prescribes high prescription toric contact lenses which have two powers unlike regular contact lenses which have one. Toric lenses are designed with curves at different angles. One angle is used for myopia or hypermetropia and the other angle for astigmatism. Toric lenses generally provide you crisper vision as they are developed so as not to move in the eye due to moving or blinking.

As already told, toric lenses come in either soflens or RGP lenses. Some people prefer RGP lenses as they accurately fit in the eyes. If your astigmatism is mild, you do not generally need high prescription toric contact lenses. You may use prescription contact lenses in the form of soft contact lenses or RGP lenses to treat mild astigmatism.

However, it is always advisable that you visit an eye care specialist to find the perfect lens for you. Also, they will help you regarding proper contact lens removal and contact lens cleaning. You should use a good contact lens cleaner and a proper contact lens case for storage. The latest news from the toric lens front is that you can use toric lenses as daily disposable contact lenses.