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What are toric lenses for astigmatism?

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If you have astigmatism and want to wear contacts, you'll need a toric lens. They’re made from the same material as other contacts but work with your eyeball, which isn’t completely round. They come in soft or rigid gas-permeable forms, extended wear, and even in colored lenses. Like bifocal lenses in a pair of glasses, toric lenses have two powers in one lens: one that corrects your astigmatism, and another for nearsightedness or farsightedness.

From: How to Find the Right Contact Lenses WebMD Medical Reference

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AllAboutVision.com: "Torics," "Orthroscopy."

Dillehay, SM. May 2007. Eye Contact Lens,

Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists: “Rigid Contact Lenses,” “Soft (Toric) Contact Lenses.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on January 29, 2019

SOURCES:

AllAboutVision.com: "Torics," "Orthroscopy."

Dillehay, SM. May 2007. Eye Contact Lens,

Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists: “Rigid Contact Lenses,” “Soft (Toric) Contact Lenses.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on January 29, 2019

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