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401 W. Whitestone Blvd. Ste B-200, Cedar Park, Texas 78613

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Can People With Astigmatism Also Wear Lenses?

Did you know that there are contact lenses especially for people with astigmatism? Generally, the cornea is spherical, but the cornea of someone with astigmatism is more oval-shaped, almost like a football. This changes the way light hits the retina, and results in blurred vision.

The lenses prescribed to correct astigmatism are called toric contact lenses. Toric lenses have a design that is different from that of regular lenses. Normal lenses have one power, but toric lenses have two: one for distance vision and one for astigmatism. They have curvatures at various angles. In contrast to regular lenses, which can easily shift and have no effect on your vision, toric lenses need to stay in place. Contact lenses for astigmatism are actually weighted on the bottom, and this helps them stay in place on your eye.

Toric lenses are available as soft disposable contact lenses, daily disposable lenses, and frequent replacement lenses. And folks with astigmatism need not worry about options; toric lenses also come in color, or as multifocals. Hard contact lenses, also called rigid gas permeable lenses, have a firmer shape which helps them stay in place, but they aren’t always as comfortable as soft lenses. .

When it’s time for your toric lens fitting, it’s going to take some time, due to the complexity of the product. But it’s worth it. With constant improvements in eyewear technology, those with astigmatism can take advantage of the benefits of contact lenses, with many options to choose from.

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401 W Whitestone Boulevard, Bldg B200
Cedar Park, TX 78613

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401 W Whitestone Boulevard, Bldg B200
Cedar Park, TX 78613
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Our Reviews

Staff very professional, friendly and willing to help. I have recommended friends and family visit the TSO in Cedar Park and will continue to use them when needed.
1 month ago
5
- Jeanette C.
eye doctor's office
Very good experience. Top notch service from the beginning to the end. I found my new eye doctor and staff. Very pleased.
3 months ago
5
- Gabe G.
eye doctor's office
Excellent service
3 months ago
5
- Nancy H.
eye doctor's office
A perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness--Dr. Yonker and his team are exceptional!
3 months ago
5
- Sherry S.
eye doctor's office
The ladies at the front desk are very polite and helpful. Doctor Jeffrey is a friendly guy; he is passionate about his work.
4 months ago
5
- James W.
eye doctor's office
Great Doctor of Optometry. Knowledgeable, personable. Office Team very customer friendly. My appointment was close to noon so one of the office team was out for her lunch break-The young lady who also assists with the optical department and the equipment portion of the exam-(the preliminary stuff) handled the front desk with the incoming patients, the phones, and greeting etc. until the other young lady returned. The Optometrist did my eye photos and measurements himself as his assistant really could not leave her post while flying solo— to perform them at my particular appointment time. There’s a wide range of lenses and eyeglass frames to choose from. They are a little on the high side compared to discount stores but they do have several selections that start at $139 for the frames and they have many options on the lenses so you can get the very highest grade carbon lenses or you can choose something a little less costly. They do take many insurances and they do file them for you so that’s a huge benefit. I’ll be going to pick up my new glasses in about a week and I’ll follow up at that point. If you have any medical issues they also will take you and see you for those and they will bill your insurance on the medical side and they do accept Medicare-.I will clarify but I’m sure that diabetics would be covered under Medicare for their services. To reiterate, Dr Yanker was very personable and took quite a bit of time with me. .
4 months ago
4
- Susan W.
eye doctor's office
Dr. Yonker is fantastic and so welcoming! Would recommend to everyone!
4 months ago
5
- Coach A.
eye doctor's office