Struggling to look your best while also having your vision at its best? The demand for coloured contact lenses for astigmatism is rising, especially for those on the hunt for the final addition to their look.
Luckily, at Look Optometry, we're here to help. But, before you start shopping for your ideal set of contacts, here are a few things you should know.
What is astigmatism?
Astigmatism is a common condition that causes blurred vision, where there is an irregular curvature of the eye's cornea. People living with astigmatism are unable to see light evenly, and experience blurred or distorted vision at all distances.
Many Canadians have some level of astigmatism. However, in most minor cases, you may not require treatment.
If you suffer from a moderate or high level of astigmatism, at Look Optometry in Surrey, we've helped many patients in the Surrey area and beyond find the right corrective lenses that can help correct their astigmatism.
In most cases, astigmatism is easily treatable. While many Canadians opt for glasses with specialized lenses, contacts are an excellent option for those who suffer from a moderate level of astigmatism.
Not sure what to choose? Patients with astigmatism fare better with specialized astigmatism contacts than eyeglasses because contacts provide clear vision and a wider field of view.
So make sure to book an eye exam with a Surrey Optometrist to find out whether contacts are right for you!
Toric contact lenses are the ones you need...
Are you opting for contacts? Toric contact lenses are the best option for people suffering from astigmatism.
These specialized astigmatism contacts have a thicker zone that keeps them from rotating when they're in your eyes. Luckily, you still have the option to choose between untinted contact lenses and coloured contacts—in case you're feeling fashionable.
The Best Coloured Contact Lenses For Astigmatism
Just because you have astigmatism doesn't mean you can't feel fashionable. If you're set on coloured contacts, we've got you covered.
While top brands like Acuvue don't offer coloured astigmatism contacts, the market for coloured contact lenses for astigmatism is growing. However, because they're specialized contact lenses that correct vision and change eye colour, they can cost quite more than regular prescription contacts.
If you're not worried about the cost, here's a list of the best options for coloured contact lenses for astigmatism that you can choose from:
FDA and Health Canada approved, MISAKI is a leading cosmetic colour contact lens brand that offers a wide selection of toric colour contacts.
From vibrant colours to more subtle shifts in tone, they're a great fashionable option that's also comfortable for all-day wear, thanks to their contacts being super breathable with 45% water content.
As the only opaque coloured disposable lenses for astigmatism, TORIColors are unique. In a variety of colours, including seabreeze blue, horizon gray, emerald green, and golden amber, they can change your eye colour in a beautiful, natural way.
While they're not your standard choice for coloured contacts, don't count them out! Like Air Optix Colors, Acuvue offers daily colour-enhancing toric contacts that can enhance the look of your natural eye colour.
At Look Optometry, we offer three choices depending on how much you want to play up your eye colour: Accent, Natural, and Vivid. See our product page to see if these toric lenses are right for you.
But before you buy, here's what you should know before purchasing coloured contacts for astigmatism!
A few things you should consider:
- They can be costly
- They can be less healthy for your eyes
- They can come with risks
Book A Consultation
If you still think coloured contacts are right for you but aren't sure what level of astigmatism you have, your best bet is to book an eye exam with your local Surrey Optometrist.
At Look Optometry, our award-winning staff is knowledgeable in the latest and most innovative technologies available, so you can receive the care that you deserve.
We recommend an evaluation by one of our expert optometrists so we can determine what treatment option may be right for you if you have astigmatism—or other issues that impair your eyesight.
Get in touch. We can't wait to help you out!