The main difference between a ‘regular’ contact lens vs a ‘toric’ contact lens are that the ‘toric’s’ come in two powers. The first is for astigmatism, and the other is for short or long-sightedness. Also, the contact lens itself is usually thicker on the the bottom, this to prevent the contacts from rotating in your eye.
The material or substance that’s used for colored toric contact lenses is the same used in ordinary contacts. They are also available in soft or rigid gas permeable (RBP). RGP contact lenses however, do not usually come in colored varieties. This is because these lens are smaller than the iris (which is the colored part of the eye). So if you’re interested in colored toric contact lenses for astigmatism, they are only available as a soft lens.
Custom toric colored contacts are also available. These obviously would cost a bit more. The custom made color contacts are usually tradition RBP lenses, while the more affordable Freshlook Colorblends are monthly disposables.
What Is Astigmatism?
As the majority of astigmatism symptoms are minimal or even undetected, it’s important that you correct this condition. The reason is because the longer the astigmatism is uncorrected, it can eventually lead to further symptoms, the most common being constant headaches and eyestrain. The minor symptoms can be distorted or mild blurred vision from all distances. That is the main reason why astigmatism may be accompanied with nearsightedness or farsightedness.
What Causes Astigmatism?
Toric Colored Contact Lenses For Astigmatism