It used to be that astigmatism sufferers would squint their way through life, or bear wearing cumbersome eyeglasses that cut at the nose bridge, just to see or read.
But now with the advent of toric contact lenses, they can now rejoice, for they have seen the light.
Even those who are so into dressing but couldn’t wear contacts to indulge in their favourite character fantasies can go ahead and boldly stand out in the scariest night of the year through the use of blue toric contact lenses for astigmatism.
What Is Astigmatism
However, we need to define what astigmatism is first. It is a refractive eye error, a condition that can be present at birth. It causes the person afflicted with it to have difficulty seeing fine details, whether up close or from a distance because the light rays fall on different points of their cornea which is similar to a football in shape, hence their vision is blurred. Astigmatism can be treated with prescription eye glasses or contact lenses, but since astigmatism sufferers tend to squint a lot, they can’t wear regular soft lenses as it tends to rotate in the eyes.
Toric Contact Lenses
Toric contact lenses, while made with the same material as that of soft contact lenses, are better suited for those with astigmatism as they are designed differently and won’t rotate in the eyes even with all the blinking and squinting.
The lenses tend to be flatter in the center making for easier insertion and removal plus, the color makes the lenses easier to locate when immersed in cleaning solutions. And for the fashion conscious and love to dress up for Halloween, there are blue toric contact lenses for astigmatism available ranging from $20.00 up which when paired with a spectacular Halloween costume will certainly make for a party no one will easily forget! Or if you’re just after something other than the boring contact lenses, toric contact lenses are also available in colors other than blue – they also come in green, gray and violet.
So don’t let astigmatism stop you from having the best set of peepers in town. Grab a pair of blue toric contact lenses for astigmatism that suit you and your costume best and scare the heck out of anybody this Halloween!