Contact Lenses for Astigmatism & Multifocal Available on the Gold Coast
Contact lenses for astigmatism correction, called “toric” lenses have been available for decades. The last decade has seen great advances in contact lens technology that means:
- Vision is more stable in the newer toric designs.
- A broader range of prescriptions can be fitted with toric disposables, increasing convenience.
- There is a broad choice of materials to increase comfort.
This is great news particularly for those under 40, whose focussing flexibility is good, as they can usually read, use computers and other daily activities with a distance only correction. For those entering presbyopia, where near focus becomes difficult, the choice was more limited. However, we are pleased to be able to offer a monthly disposable that now corrects both astigmatism and near vision at the same time. The advantages of these lenses are:
- Reduced dependence on glasses
- More balanced vision than monovision
- Thinner than custom made lenses, and monthly replacement reduces protein issues
- Correct astigmatism and presbyopia at the same time
- Stay 96% hydrated throughout the day, even after 12 hours of wear
- May help address eye dryness when wearing contact lenses in some people
The ability to wear such contact lenses is still based on your individual suitability as judged by your optometrist. While fees apply to the fitting of contact lenses, the initial trial lenses themselves are provided free of charge. Please contact us on 5520 5900 if you are interested in finding out more.