Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Toric Soft Contact Lenses

Once upon a time, if you had any astigmatism at all you couldn't wear soft contact lenses. That's why Dr. White wore gas permeable rigid contact lenses before he had LASIK surgery. The early versions of soft contact lenses for astigmatism, called "TORIC"  soft lenses, were definitely better than nothing, but they suffered from poor stability on the eye and poor comfort.

There have been many very cool advances in contact lens technology, but one of the coolest has to be the new toric soft contact lenses for astigmatism. One of Dr. Kaye's favorites is the Air Optix Aqua Toric. It has a range of powers up to 2.25 of astigmatism, a pretty high amount. Dr. Kaye is also impressed by how well it fits and how stable it remains on the eye.

As you know, the doctors at Skyvision Centers are the leading experts in Dry Eye in Cleveland. All contact lenses can make your Dry Eye worse, but the Air Optix is made from a material that is particularly helpful for patients with Dry Eye.

Do you have astigmatism? Tired of wearing your glasses because your contacts don't work as well? Call us at Skyvision Centers and chat with Dr. Kaye about giving the Air Optix Aqua Toric a try!

1 comment:

  1. A quick call to the office at 440-899-3931 can give you pricing information.