- Toric Contact Lenses
What Are Toric Lenses used for?
Toric contact lenses are made specifically for those who have astigmatism. A little flaw that may be seen on the cornea of the eye's surface is known as astigmatism. Astigmatism causes a minor bend on the cornea or lens region, necessitating the use of lenses specially crafted to accommodate this shape and be more pleasant to wear. Toric lenses are constructed differently from normal lenses; although standard lenses are shaped in a more spherical shape, similar to a tennis ball, with their sides totally uniformly curled, toric lenses are structured similarly to a doughnut, with a tiny bend on the sides. As a result of the astigmatism caused by this curvature, the lens may rest exactly on the curved portion of the cornea. Toric lenses can be manufactured of a variety of materials, including silicone hydrogel and hydrogel, which are more breathable than hydrogel and less likely to cause hypoxia or redness. Toric lenses are also available in soft variants. Although it may seem that hard lenses will be less comfortable than soft lenses when wearing toric lenses, doctors actually advise choosing hard lenses for those who intend to wear lenses for an extended period of time because they are more breathable and allow oxygen to pass through the lens and into your eye
How to Put Your Toric Contact Lenses In
To begin, wash your hands with soap and warm water. It's always a good idea to start by making sure your face is clean and your hands are clean and dry. To avoid getting fibres on your hands and fingers that might irritate your eyes, dry your hands with a paper towel rather than a tissue or towel. You may also want to wear your contact lenses before you apply your makeup to prevent any makeup from being ruined since your eyes may feel a little watery or drippy when you're wearing your contacts.Open the lens box for the first pair you want to use carefully, then remove one of the lenses from the solution it is in. The lens should be sitting on your index finger facing upwards, almost like it is cupped and shaped like a taco.Make sure your eyelashes are out of the way and gently lift your upper eyelid with the hand not holding the contact lens with, though you should avoid pulling on your eye and be careful while doing this. You might also try pulling down the lower lash line with several fingers to give yourself more room to put on your toric contact lenses.Once you've found a comfortable position and are holding your lash line out of the way, turn your head to the opposite side and place the lens on the white area of your eye. Blink a few times to help the lens find the proper position on your iris. After a few minutes, the lens will settle into its proper position and become comfortable for you. You should be careful not to bend your lenses and to handle them gently because doing so might cause your lens to tear.
Are there Coloured Toric Contact Lenses?
There is an option to be able to use toric contact lenses that are coloured, they will serve the same purpose as regular coloured contact lenses which change or enhance the colour of your eye while still allowing users to have the toric contact lens which is needed for those who have astigmatism. The only thing that is worth noting about toric contact lenses is that they are slightly more expensive than the usual toric lenses or just regular coloured lenses, as they are both toric and cosmetic lenses. Toric lenses are already difficult to manufacture as they are specially designed, so adding the coloured aspect to it makes them much harder to make and therefore cost more. The procedure for applying and caring for coloured toric lenses is the same as the procedure for applying and caring for standard toric lenses; if any specific instructions are required, they will be listed on the box or should be provided to you by your doctor.