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Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

Astigmatism can cause blurry vision and make everyday tasks like reading or driving difficult. At Wichita Optometry, P.A. in Wichita, KS, we provide comprehensive eye exams to learn more about your condition and contact lenses to help you see clearly. Before visiting us, learn how contact lenses can improve you vision if you have astigmatism below:

Contact Lens for astimatism

What is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a condition that occurs when the cornea or lens of the eye is irregularly shaped. As a result, light doesn’t land on the retina properly and results in blurry or distorted vision at all distances. Since astigmatism can become worse over time, it is important to seek treatment as soon as you notice any symptoms.

Symptoms of Astigmatism

If you have astigmatism, you may experience a variety of symptoms. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Frequent squinting
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Eyestrain
  • Difficulty seeing at night

Types of Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

Contact lenses can naturally reduce some of the effects of astigmatism, however, it's important to use the right kind of lenses. While most people wear soft contact lenses, there are harder lenses that can be beneficial for people who have astigmatism. Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses, for example, are smaller and firmer than soft lenses. They retain their shape, stay in place, and provide sharper vision. Additionally, we can discuss scleral lenses with you, which sit on the sclera rather than the cornea while still providing comfort.

Contact Us for an Appointment Today!

If you are considering contact lenses for astigmatism or need new prescription, our team at Wichita Optometry, P.A. in Wichita, KS, is happy to help. To learn more about our lenses or to schedule your eye exam, contact our office at (316) 942-7496. You can also browse our website to find out about our eye care services or stop by in person. When you’re looking for an optometrist near me, we are ready to assist you!