Many people with astigmatism mistakenly believe that they can't wear colored contact lenses. However, we've curated a selection of high-quality, natural-looking toric lenses specifically designed to address this vision issue.
What are toric contact lenses, and how are they different from regular contact lenses?
Regular (spherical) contacts have the same power in all meridians. 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 is caused by different curvatures in the lens or cornea of your eye, depending 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.
Because toric circle lenses have a much more complex design than regular circle lenses, they need to be made to order. EyeCandy's orders toric colored contacts directly from the manufacturer, the process of which takes 8 to 15 weeks.