Color Toric Contacts - Good News For People With Astigmatism

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by xikom03, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. xikom03

    xikom03 Guest

    If you have an astigmatism it doesn't mean that you are stuck with
    wearing glasses. These days there are special contact lenses, called
    "toric", developed specially for people with astigmatism. And it gets
    even more exiting - you can also wear color toric contacts. Find out
    what color toric contact lenses are available and which would be best
    for you.

    The difference between a regular contact lens and a toric lens is that
    torics have two powers, (one for astigmatism, the other for short-
    sightedness or long-sightedness). Also the lens is usually heavier at
    the bottom, to prevent it rotating in your eye.

    The material used for toric color contacts is the same as for ordinary
    contacts - they can be soft or RGP (rigid gas permeable). RGP lenses
    usually don't come in color varieties, though, because the lens is
    smaller than your iris (the colored part of your eye). So in talking
    about colored toric contact lenses, we will discuss only soft toric

    What color toric contacts are available?

    For now the only widely available brand name colored toric contacts
    are Freshlook Colorblends by Ciba Vision. Freshlook Colorblends are
    opaque color contacts, which means that they are equally suitable for
    people with light eyes or dark eyes. Freshlook Colorblends toric
    offers you green, blue, gray and honey colors.

    Some custom-made toric color contacts can also be made, at your
    request. Naturally, these would cost you a bit more. Most custom-made
    color contacts are traditional (annual replacement) lenses, while
    Freshlook Colorblends are monthly disposable lenses.

    How expensive are toric colored lenses?

    Unfortunately, all toric contact lenses cost about twice as much as
    lenses for long or shortsightedness. The reason is that the lens is
    irregularly shaped and is
    xikom03, Jan 30, 2008
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    Ms.Brainy Guest

    Why did you stop posting this message after consecutive 6 times?
    Repeating it again and again might be very beneficial.
    Ms.Brainy, Jan 30, 2008
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    p.clarkii Guest

    yes. it was such an important information-packed posting too.
    or perhaps it would be better to be spammed by the MI5 guy?
    p.clarkii, Jan 31, 2008
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