What are Toric Contact Lenses?
A toric lens is a contact lens that's shaped in a particular way. Standard contact lenses have a spherical surface, much like a slice of the side of a beach ball. On the other hand, a torus is a geometric shape that is more like a donut. So, a toric lens is shaped like a slice of the side of a donut, rather than a beach ball. Because, like anything accessory, the most important thing is fit.
This unique shape creates different focusing powers for different orientations. Rather than having a standard corrective power, the refractive strength, or power of vision correction, increases or decreases gradually across the lens.
How are they different from regular contact lenses?
Regular, or spherical, contacts have the same prescription power in all meridians. That means that they can rotate or spin on the eye while you blink without causing any vision problems. Toric contact lenses, on the other hand, have different powers in different meridians to account for varying degrees of myopia or hyperopia that characterizes astigmatism.
This variance in myopia or hyperopia is caused by different curvatures in the lens or cornea of your eye. This depends on whether you have regular, corneal or lenticular astigmatism. The difference in refraction between the horizontal and vertical planes of your eye leads to blurry vision and difficulty seeing details.
To address this issue, toric lenses are shaped to provide different refracting powers and are weighted in some areas to stabilize the lens to its proper orientation when worn. Clearly, the design of toric lenses is very complicated and specialized to your individual vision needs. In other words, they are custom-made for you. And what’s better than eyewear tailor-made for your eye shape and vision needs?
Sounds complicated, eh?
Well, it is. And who knew there could be so many things that go into making one tiny little contact lens? But, that’s why we only work with the best of the best in manufacturers and designers. So that all of the tiny little details of lens creation are worked out for you! We work with the experts in vision care so you don’t have to be one! Leave the tricky parts to us.
How do I get colored contacts for astigmatism?
EyeCandy’s is proud to supply colored contacts for astigmatism in a wide variety of colors, printed area sizes, and wear cycles. Our website makes it easy to browse by color, manufacturer, wear cycle, and/or prescription strength. Here’s the only catch - patience is required as there is an 8 to 15 week waiting period. Simply upload your prescription and let us help with the rest! We will make sure you get color contacts for astigmatism that are a perfect fit for your unique eyes and allow you to see as clearly as if you were born with 20/20 vision! And bonus - you’ll look amazing sporting whatever eye color suits your mood!
Waiting is hard! Why the wait?
Because toric color contacts have a much more complex design than regular color contact lenses, they need to be ordered specifically for you. EyeCandy's orders toric colored contacts directly from the manufacturer with your big, beautiful eyes in mind. Just upload your prescription, and we’ll work with our manufacturers to create your custom-made toric color contacts. This process takes just 1-2 weeks. But, we promise they are well worth the wait! Having great vision while accessorizing with colored contact lenses is priceless - and it’s in no way out of your reach!
What are my options? Are there many choices of colored contacts for astigmatism?
We know, you’re probably thinking that you have a much more limited variety of colored contacts for astigmatism than those without. In reality, you have options from the most natural-looking possible to bold, bright and daring colors like teal and violet! Color contacts for astigmatism are available with multiple tones for beautiful, natural blending of shades and even unique, jewel-inspired prints. Choose the ever-popular circle lenses to increase the perceived size of your iris, for that dolly-eye look. The possibilities are almost endless, and our selection is growing all the time! So, take a look at what’s available and tell us what you love and what you’d love to see more of! We’re here to help you feel your most beautiful self!