A Guide from Chico Vision Care
If you’ve been told you have astigmatism, you may be wondering what your options are when it comes to contact lenses. It can be confusing to understand which type of lens is right for you and your lifestyle in Chico, CA. Fortunately, Chico Vision Care Optometry has the expertise to help guide you through this process.
Here’s a quick guide from our optometrist to the different types of contact lenses for astigmatism.
Toric lenses are specially designed for people with astigmatism and provide better vision than standard contacts. These lenses are thicker at the bottom, which helps counteract the irregular shape of your cornea and provides clear vision.
They’re also made from a material that holds their shape well, so they stay in place on your eye instead of rotating or slipping out of position. Toric lenses are comfortable and easy to care for.
Multifocal lenses are designed to correct both nearsightedness and farsightedness while also addressing astigmatism. In addition, they also correct presbyopia, the gradual loss of close-up vision that happens as we age, so multifocal lenses are an excellent choice for those who need more than one corrective solution in their contacts. Like toric lenses, multifocal lenses are also comfortable and easy to care for.
Hybrid lenses offer the best of both worlds: the crisp vision correction provided by rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses combined with the comfort and easy wear-ability of soft lenses. Like toric lenses, hybrid lenses are designed to hold their shape well and won’t rotate or slip out of position on your eyes as regular soft contacts do.
For those who need a combination of prescription strengths for different parts of their eyes, hybrid lenses can provide a great solution that offers both comfort and clarity.
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Regarding contact lens choices for astigmatism in Chico, CA, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. It all depends on your individual needs and lifestyle preferences. However, with the wide variety of options available today, it’s almost certain that there is a lens that will work perfectly for you!
At Chico Vision Care Optometry, we specialize in helping our patients find the perfect contact lens fit for their vision needs, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need help selecting the right contacts for you! Give us a call today at (530) 342-9644 to schedule your appointment.