Contact Lens Basics

Toric Biomedic Contact Lens

Toric biomedic contact lens is used especially for correcting astigmatism. Astigmatism is a disorder of the eye where the cornea of the eye is not oval like a normal person. Toric biomedic contact lens is a 1-2 week disposable soft contact lens used to treat astigmatism.

This lens is manufactured by Ocular Sciences. The materials used in this toric biomedic contact lens are 45 % ocufilcon with 55 % water content. As such, this lens is very easy to adapt with and very comfortable to wear. You will find that biomedic toric contact lenses come under different brand names such as Softique, Aqualens, Optiflex, Sofmed, Softech, Ultraflex, Polysoft and alike.

Another type of toric biomedic contact lens is manufactured by Cooper Vision as Biomedics Toric. This lens is also designed to correct astigmatism. These lenses are slightly tinted so that they can be easily handled. These hydrophilic toric contact lenses are also manufactured as UV blocking lenses. These lenses protect your eyes from the very harmful ultra-violet rays. With 55 % of water content, these biomedic toric lenses are very easy to wear.

Apart from astigmatism, prescription contact lenses are also used as cataract lenses, bifocal contact lenses and alike. Non-prescription colored contact lenses are used for fun purposes. You can use cosmetic contact lenses, crazy contact lenses, custom contact lens for making a style statement of your own. Like other contact lenses, the above biomedic toric lenses should be properly taken care of. You should use a proper contact lens cleaner for cleaning the biomedic toric lenses.