Toric (Astigmatism) Contact Lens

A patient with astigmatism needs to have the same factors taken into account as the spherical contact lens patient along with additional care. Astigmatism on the eye must be corrected taking into account the lens rotation. The contact lens prescription will often not match an eyeglass prescription since each different contact lens brand lens rotates differently on the eye.

It is important to give the opportunity for patients to try different lenses in their own environments and over time so that we can know if the lenses will continue to be comfortable and the vision remains stable. For example, work environments can offer obstacles such as computer use which always increases the incidence of dry eye.