Seeing Clearly with Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
If you have astigmatism, you might be unsure if there are contact lenses available to meet your specific needs. However, specialized contact lenses can correct astigmatism, and an optometrist can help you find the best choice for your vision needs.
What is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism occurs when the cornea bulges or is oval-shaped, resulting in blurred vision. Although the exact cause of this irregularity is unknown, genetics and eye injury are often factors. Some people are born with astigmatism, and others develop it over time.
If you do not have regular eye exams, you may not know if you have astigmatism. Symptoms include blurred vision, difficulty seeing fine details, headaches, eyestrain, and eye discomfort. These symptoms are particularly noticeable when reading or looking at a computer screen for prolonged periods.
How Contact Lenses Can Help Correct Astigmatism
Regular contact lenses cannot adjust to this irregularity, but toric lenses can give you a customized fit. They are designed to align with the bulge and will not rotate on the eye. Although toric lenses cost more than traditional contact lenses, they are worth the extra expense for many.
Get Expert Care at M-Eye Vision
If you have been diagnosed with astigmatism or suspect you have it, you should see an optometrist. M-Eye Vision, led by Dr. Liching Han, is a premier eye care center in Katy that provides patients with personalized care and utilizes the latest diagnostic technology. Our clinic is passionate about educating patients on proper eye care and the importance of regular eye exams.
Dr. Han is a Texas Optometry Board-licensed therapeutic optometrist who offers comprehensive eye services to patients of all ages. She is particularly passionate about preventing the progression of eye degeneration in children and young adults and is skilled in treating a wide array of conditions, such as sports vision, computer vision problems, and ocular diseases.
In addition to contact lenses, we offer a wide selection of eyeglasses from leading manufacturers to provide the best-fitting lenses for our patients' eye health and lifestyle. Our center is a welcoming and comfortable environment where your vision quality, eye health, and contact lens comfort come first.
Contact M-Eye Vision in Katy, TX
Your eyes are unique and should be treated as such. We are here to help you choose the best contact lenses for your astigmatism and allow you to see the world without glasses. To learn more about contact lenses for astigmatism, contact our office in Katy, TX, at (281) 394-7886.