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Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

Contact lenses offer you the ability to improve your vision without having to deal with the bulkiness of glasses. While you might have enjoyed wearing contacts in the past, you might be curious about whether or not you can still wear them with astigmatism. At Yardley Vision Care, serving Pendell, PA, Yardley PA, Newtown, PA, and Langhorne, PA, we offer exams and prescriptions for contacts designed for people with astigmatism.

What Is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a flaw in the curvature of your eye that can make things appear blurry at any distance. You might also find that it is harder to see at night, and you may experience more eyestrain compared to other people. Headaches are a common sign that your eyes are strained and that you could benefit from corrective lenses. As with other eye conditions, you might have been born with astigmatism, and there is a possibility that it could worsen with age. 

Will You Need Special Contact Lenses?

The field of optometry has made many advancements over the years, and one of the biggest tools of optometry is the development of various types of contacts that can fit a wide range of needs. Some people with mild refractive errors can wear normal soft lenses. These are the kind that you might be most familiar with other people wearing. Our optometrist will help you find the type that is right for you. If soft contacts aren’t the best option, as is the case for someone with astigmatism, then you might benefit from wearing rigid gas permeable lenses. 

What Happens During the Eye Exam with an Optometrist?

Everyone who needs or wants contacts needs a special exam in addition to the one that they get for their glasses. We can do both exams at the same time during your appointment with an optometrist in our Pendall, PA, office. During a contact lens exam, our eye doctor will measure your eye and conduct several tests to identify your overall eye health and vision needs. This includes checking for astigmatism and measuring the severity of it if you do have changes in your vision. After the exam, our eye doctor will talk to you about your options for lenses to make sure that you have the right fit. If you are new to contacts, then you can return to the office sometime later to check on how well the lenses are working.

Get Contacts for Astigmatism and Enjoy Better Vision

The decision to wear contacts can help you to enjoy your favorite activities with clearer vision. Give our team at Yardley Vision Care, serving Pendell, PA, Yardley PA, Newtown, PA, and Langhorne, PA, a call at (215) 550-6273 to get started on your contact lens exam and fitting that will accommodate your astigmatism. Our optometry team is here to help.

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