Contact Lenses for Astigmatism Provided by Our Optometrist
Astigmatism occurs when light enters your retina and scatters. As a result, you may experience trouble seeing far away or up close. In mild cases, standard contact lenses are usually enough to correct your vision optimally. However, the problem may require specialized contacts to optimize your vision. Our optometrist at Within Sight Vision Center in Edmond, OK, and the nearby region may recommend special contacts.
Determine Your Level of Astigmatism
Before you receive contact lenses, our optometry professional will have you undergo a vision screening. The astigmatism part consists of looking at two images and choosing which is more apparent.
Astigmatism may be mild to moderate to severe. Our optometrist will inform you of the severity of your vision problem, possibly in terms of a percentage. Yet, when you look at your prescription, it'll state the degree in diopters, which is a unit that helps a practitioner know the level of vision correction you need.
Mild cases are less than 1.00 diopter; at this degree, you usually won't need contact lenses to correct it. You might not even notice you have a vision deficit. Those with a diopter of 1.00 to 2.00 have moderate astigmatism. Our optometry specialist will order contact lenses when your astigmatism is this severe. Those with this degree of astigmatism could go without glasses or corrective lenses, but it's a noticeable difference and may lead to frequent headaches.
A severe astigmatism is 3.00 or higher. These individuals need corrective lenses because of how blurry their eyesight will be.
You may get away with standard contacts in mild to moderate cases alone. They'll correct your vision but won't directly help astigmatism.
Astigmatism Contacts or Toric Contact Lenses
When you have moderate to severe astigmatism, our optometrist may recommend you wear special contacts for astigmatism or toric lenses. These ensure different levels of vision correction at various places throughout your eye. In addition, they're often weighted at the bottom, so they remain in place. As a result, you can have continual vision correction in the right places without worrying about the lenses slipping around in your eye.
Schedule an Appointment with Us
Within Sight Vision Center in Edmond, OK, and the neighboring communities provide contact lenses for astigmatism. When you contact us, we can determine if they're right for you. Call our office for an appointment today at (405) 348-3937.