Astigmatism Contact Lenses Provided by Our Optometrist
Astigmatism is a common refractive error caused by an irregular shape of the cornea or lens inside the eye, leading to blurred or distorted vision at both near and far distances. Our experienced optometrists will conduct a comprehensive eye examination to accurately diagnose your astigmatism and determine the specific prescription and type of contact lenses that suit your needs. We understand that each individual's vision requirements and lifestyle are unique, and we strive to provide personalized solutions for optimal visual comfort.
Vistasite Eye Care in Yonkers, White Plains, and Bronx, NY, can diagnose the extent of the problem and determine an appropriate solution, which may include specialized contacts for astigmatism. Our optometry practice offers a wide range of contact lenses to cater to individuals with astigmatism.
General Information about Astigmatism
Astigmatism is a common refractive error of the eye that affects how light rays enter the eye and focus on the retina. It occurs when the cornea or lens inside the eye has an irregular shape, resembling more like a football than a basketball. As a result, the light rays do not focus properly on a single point on the retina, leading to blurred or distorted vision at both near and far distances.
Our eye doctor can treat the problem with a standard pair of contact lenses in mild cases. However, if you have severe astigmatism, traditional contacts won't correct your vision, and a specialty pair of contacts will.
Do You Need Astigmatism Contacts?
Our optometry professionals will have you undergo an eye exam or vision screening to determine if you need specialty contacts for astigmatism. During your evaluation, our eye doctors will also test other conditions by asking you to look at a series of pictures and letters.
At this point, our optometrist can tell if you have mild, moderate, or severe astigmatism. They'll give you a number, and the larger this number, the worse your astigmatism.
- This number, delivered to you in diopters, may be less than 1.00, which means you have a mild case and don't require contact lenses to correct it.
- If this number is between 1.00 and 2.00, your case is moderate, but you may not need astigmatism contact, but you could benefit from them.
- A person with a reading of 3.00 or greater has a severe case and should use specialized contacts if choosing not always to wear glasses.
Astigmatism contacts have a unique shape that optimizes your vision better than a standard pair. Unlike regular spherical contact lenses used to correct myopia or hyperopia, these contact lenses have different powers in different meridians of the lens. This unique design allows them to align properly on the eye and compensate for astigmatism, providing clear and sharp vision.
Visit Vistasite Eye Care
Our team of skilled optometrists and contact lens specialists will conduct a thorough contact lens fitting to ensure that the chosen lenses fit comfortably and provide optimal vision correction. We will also provide instructions on lens care and proper usage to promote long-term eye health. Contact Vistasite Eye Care in Yonkers, White Plains, or Bronx, NY, for an appointment with one of our contact lens exams at Baychester or Bartow Avenue by calling 718-324-2020.