What Kinds of Contact Lenses Work Well for Astigmatism?

ICOICE Jun 24, 2023

Discovering you have astigmatism in one or both eyes is common and not a cause for concern. Many individuals are born with this condition, resulting from an irregular corneal shape that causes blurry vision at various distances. While a minor astigmatism might not pose noticeable issues, a significant one requires correction.

Astigmatism can slightly complicate your prescription, but it won't hinder your ability to choose corrective lenses that suit your lifestyle.

Understanding Astigmatism:

When astigmatism is present, light does not focus evenly on the retina, resulting in a stretched and blurry image. This is due to the cornea having more of a football shape than a baseball shape, with some areas more rounded or steeper than others.

Adults and children can develop astigmatism, and in some cases, individuals may not experience obvious symptoms until detected during an eye examination. Symptoms may include distorted or blurry vision, headaches, squinting, eye discomfort, or trouble with night vision.

Types of Astigmatism:

Hyperopic astigmatism: Farsightedness in one or both principal meridians.
Myopic astigmatism: Nearsightedness in one or both principal meridians.
Mixed astigmatism: Combination of farsightedness and nearsightedness in different meridians.

Treatment Options:

  • Eyeglasses: Special cylindrical lens prescriptions offset astigmatism, and most individuals may only need single-vision lenses.
  • Contact lenses: Toric, gas permeable, and hybrid lenses are common for astigmatism correction.
    How Contact Lenses Work:
  • Contact lenses, sitting directly on the eye, correct refractive errors by altering light ray direction for proper focus onto the retina.

Exploring Contact Lenses for Astigmatism:

  • Toric contact lenses: Soft lenses with different powers in various meridians, allowing rotation for clearer vision.
  • Gas permeable (GP) contact lenses: Spherical lenses without a toric design, maintaining shape for clear vision.
  • Hybrid contact lenses: Combine benefits of gas permeable and toric lenses, offering softness, comfort, and sharp vision.

Pros and Cons of Contact Lenses for Astigmatism:


  • Convenient, especially for sports or physical activities.
  • Improved range of vision compared to eyeglasses.
  • Specific toric lenses designed for astigmatism correction.
  • Trial periods available for comfort and effectiveness.


  • Time-consuming to find the right fit.
  • Higher cost than regular soft lenses.
  • Potential slippage with rigid gas-permeable lenses.
  • Regular replacement and maintenance needed.

Embrace Clearer Vision with Our Tailored Solutions for Astigmatism!

Say goodbye to the struggles of blurred vision and hello to crystal-clear sight! At ICOICE, we understand the unique needs of individuals with astigmatism, and we're thrilled to introduce our specialized range of contact lenses designed just for you.

Why choose our contact lenses for astigmatism?

Precision Craftsmanship: Our toric lenses are meticulously crafted to address the irregular corneal shape associated with astigmatism. Experience sharp and focused vision like never before!

Unparalleled Comfort: We prioritize your comfort. Our soft toric lenses ensure a snug fit, allowing for natural movement without compromising clarity. No more compromises—comfort and vision perfection can coexist.

Extensive Options: Personalization matters. Explore our diverse range of toric lenses, including daily, weekly, and monthly options. Find the perfect match for your lifestyle and preferences.

Competitive Prices: Quality should be accessible. Enjoy competitive prices on our toric lenses, making superior vision correction an affordable reality for everyone.

Make the switch to hassle-free, clear vision today! Discover a world where astigmatism doesn't stand in the way of impeccable eyesight. Your journey to visual clarity starts here!