Have enough of spectacles constantly slipping down your nose bridge? Start enjoying greater freedom and convenience for your lifestyle with contact lenses. They are easy to fit and comfortable to wear. Contact lenses are small, mega thin optical lenses worn directly on the eyes to correct vision conditions such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia (midlife inability to focus on nearby objects) and astigmatism.
Astigmatism is a vision defect that occurs when a surface of the eye, such as the cornea has a shape that is not perfectly round but oval or egg shape. The slight distortion in the shape prevents light from focusing properly on the retina causing blurred or shadowed vision when looking at a distance and close up. People afflicted with astigmatism have to strain their eyes in order to see clearly. Shadows surround letters and they sometimes see double. Toric contact lenses can help improve vision. Toric contact lenses can either be soft or rigid gas permeable. Soft contacts contain 25% to 79% water and are comfortable and easy to use. Rigid gas permeable (RGP) contacts provide unmatched visual acuity, durability and resistance to deposit build-up than soft contact lenses. To provide enhanced vision, toric contact lenses cannot rotate on the eyes. Toric contact lenses come in different varieties – colored toric contact lenses, daily wear and extended wear toric lenses.
From Johnson and Johnson, the world’s most comprehensive and widely based manufacturer of health care products, comes Acuvue Toric contact lenses. Acuvue Toric lenses are the #1 doctor-prescribed brand and voted #1 by customers. Acuvue Toric lenses provide optimum visual clarity for people with astigmatism. They are the only soft and comfortable toric contact lenses to feature UV blocker. This technology protects your eyes from up to 90% of the harmful UV rays. Acuvue Toric lenses block approximately 85% of UV-A rays and 97% of UV-B rays. Everyone needs UV protection especially on the eyes. Acuvue Toric lenses are ideal even if you spend long periods of time outdoors or enjoy outdoor activities. Acuvue Toric lenses are designed to snugly fit the unique shape of your eyes. They are made using Dual Thin Zone to make sure that lenses do not change position while looking down. They are visibly tinted to help you locate your lenses in the solution easily. Acuvue Toric contact lenses are 1 -2 week disposable lenses. They are replaced after daily wear of up to two weeks or prolonged wear for six consecutive nights to keep you eyes from irritation because of protein build-up.
Although Acuvue Toric lenses supply numerous benefits to people with astigmatism, certain conditions may interfere with safe lens wear. It is advisable not wear contact lenses in extreme dry, smoky or dusty environment. Take off your lenses when you have allergy, inflammation or infection in or around the eyes or eyelids or you are suffering from cold or influenza. When taking medications including eye medications, refrain from wearing your contact lenses.