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Toric Lenses for Astigmatism Kennesaw Optometrist
Are you one of millions of people who suffer from the eye condition known as astigmatism? If so, then you may have been told by your eye doctor in the past that you're unable to wear contact lenses as a result. However, there have been great advancements in corrective lens technology in recent years; as a result, there are now specific types of contact lenses that can be worn to correct astigmatism.
Here at Hobson Eye Associates, we're proud to carry a variety of innovative toric contact lenses, which are designed to be worn by those with astigmatism.
What Are Toric Contact Lenses?
Specifically, toric contact lenses are soft lenses that are meant to correct astigmatism. These are typically made of a breathable material such as hydrogel or silicone, and feature a unique curved design.
So, how are these any different than your "traditional" contact lenses? For starters, these lenses are designed to allow the lens itself to rotate or change position as need so that the power meridians of the lens itself are able to align with the right parts of the eye. The result is clear vision. Furthermore, toric lenses can correct different degrees of far-sightedness and near-sightedness.
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Often times, there's a little bit of "trial and error" involved with finding the right toric lenses for a person's specific needs. That's because no two cases of astigmatism are exactly the same. As a result, it can take some time and expertise from even the most experienced of optometrists to find the right fit for one's eyes.
Furthermore, due to the more complicated design of toric lenses, it's also worth noting that these tend to be more expensive than traditional lenses. Of course, as technology improves, the cost of these may drop as well. You can speak with your optometrist about what kind of price you can expect for your toric lenses.
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If you're interested in making the switch to toric lenses for correcting your astigmatism, then you should speak with an eye care specialist at Hobson Eye Associates. We can sit down with you and discuss your options so you're well informed before you make a decision regarding your eye care. We also carry a variety of toric lenses so we can help you find the brand and type that's right for your unique case of astigmatism.
We also offer a variety of other eyecare services here in our office, ranging from simple eye and vision exams to treatment of ocular diseases. Ultimately, our goal is to help you take care of your eyes and vision as well as possible.
Are you interested in scheduling an appointment to speak with an optometrist more about the possibility of trying out toric lenses? If so, then give our office a call today at 770-424-2020. The friendly team at Hobson Eye Associates would be happy to schedule a time for you to come in at your convenience.