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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 Blvd. Ste B-200
Cedar Park, TX 78613

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401 W. Whitestone Blvd. Ste B-200
Cedar Park, TX 78613
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Dr. Yonker is fantastic and so welcoming! Would recommend to everyone!
4 days ago
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- Coach A.
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Quick and efficient- I felt welcomed by the whole team- Mallory, Dr. Yonker and the lady that helped check me in and out of the office (I didn’t catch her name, unfortunately.)
1 week ago
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- Caroline R.
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Fast, friendly, and knowledgeable
3 weeks ago
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- Joshua K.
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The staff is amazing. Dr. Yonker is incredibly thorough. He has a perfect way of dealing with patients. He is laid back and calm, yet very thorough. He explains what he is doing and gives the right amount of information so you understand what is going on with your eyes, without overwhelming you. This was my favorite eye exam I have received.
1 month ago
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- Anthony F.
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Staff is great and understanding. He cares that you feel comfortable. He checked things several times because I wasn't sure. So he reassuring.
2 months ago
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- Cynthia C.
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Dr. Yonker and his staff were very nice.
2 months ago
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- Jen M.
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My wife and I have been seeing Dr. Yonkers at TSO in Cedar Park since we moved to Leander in 2012. He had just opened his office just before our first visit. We have both been very pleased with his personal attention to our vision needs. His staff is awesome as well.
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