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Toric contact lenses – solution for people with astigmatism.


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Toric contact lenses are special lenses designed for people with astigmatism. Astigmatism is a condition when cornea or eye lens is irregularly shaped which causes light images to focus on two separate points in the eye, creating a distorted image. In other words, people with astigmatism see everything blurred at any distance.

Ordinary contact lenses won’t help in this case. Torics are the solution for astigmatism. They are made from the same material as usual contact lenses, but toric contacts have two powers. One is for astigmatism, another for farsightedness or nearsightedness. Also toric lens is usually heavier at the bottom, so it couldn't’t rotate in your eye.

What kinds of toric lenses are on offer?

Torics now are coming in many types such as:

  • Disposables

  • 1-2 week replacement lenses, sometimes called frequent replacement

  • Color toric contacts, so you can not only combat astigmatism, but also get the eye color you always dreamed of

  • Multifocal torics, for people who also have presbyopia and need one correction for farsightedness and another for nearsightedness

Also toric contacts are available as RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable) RGP lenses, which offer a higher degree of corrective ability for this condition due to hard design of the lens.

One of the most popular toric contact lenses are Acuvue toric contacts.

RGP or soft torics – decisions, decisions…

Because of their hard nature Rigid Gas Permeable lenses are doing better job for people with astigmatism. They retain their shape on the cornea better than soft contacts, providing crisper vision.

On the other hand, RGP lenses require some adjustment period, they are not as convenient and don’t come as disposables.

toric color contact lenses

Did you know that you can get toric color contacts? Most color contact lenses are not suitable for people with astigmatism, but Freshlook Colorblends make their lenses in toric as well as simple color contacts.


Would toric contacts cost me a fortune?

Generally speaking torics are 40-50% more expensive than the ordinary lenses of the same brand. However, if your order your toric contacts not from eye care practitioner, but from a well-known online retailer like Coastal Contacts you can get your lenses at discount price. Large online retailers have soft toric lenses as well as RGP.

Disposable toric contact lenses are very convinient, even though in the long run they will cost you more that the traditional ones. Color toric lenses also cost more, but you can change your eye color as well as see perfectly.

Also, you should know that if you have a very minor form of astigmatism (from -1 to +1) you might not even need torics, ordinary contacts might do the trick for you. is a well-known online contact lens and glasses retailer. They carry a big selection of toric contact lenses at the lowest prices. You can get all brand name lenses prescribed by your doctor 40 - 70% cheaper than from the doctor’s office. Free shipping is available. Ships worldwide.

AClens - save 70% on Contact Lenses(highly recommended)

AClens has been selling contacts and other optical goods online since 1996. They are a trusted and established company. The web site is well organized, so you can find your lenses in seconds. Prices are very low.
1800Contacts is the largest retailer of mail order toric contact lenses. They have a good selection of lenses and the prices are low. Free shipping. Ships worldwide.



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