Port Dover Location

(519) 583-2020

Simcoe Location

(519) 426-0415

Waterford Location

(519) 900-1393

Astigmatism Contact Lenses

 Astigmatism is a common refractive error that can lead to blurry or distorted vision due to the irregular shape of the cornea or eye lens. While eyeglasses have traditionally been the primary means of correcting astigmatism, contact lenses offer a convenient and effective alternative for many individuals. Before visiting Norfolk Family Eye Care in Port Dover, Waterford, and Simcoe, ON, for care, learn more about astigmatism contact lenses below:

astigmatism contact lens

Consulting with Our Optometrists

If you suspect you have astigmatism or are experiencing vision problems, it is crucial to schedule an appointment with our optometrists. We can perform a comprehensive eye exam to learn more about your condition and recommend the most suitable lenses for you. Additionally, our team can assist with the insertion and removal process to ensure the contacts provide comfort.

Benefits of Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

Contact lenses designed specifically for astigmatism, known as toric lenses, offer various benefits over eyeglasses. They offer a wider field of vision, eliminate the distortion that can occur with certain lens designs, and often provide a more natural vision correction. Additionally, contact lenses can be more comfortable for some individuals, particularly those with active lifestyles or who prefer not to wear glasses.

Types of Astigmatism Contact Lenses

There are various types of astigmatism contact lenses available, including soft toric lenses, rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, and hybrid lenses. Soft toric lenses are the most common and are made of flexible materials that conform to the shape of the eye, providing comfortable and stable vision correction. RGP lenses offer crisp vision and are highly durable, but may require an adjustment period for wearers. Hybrid lenses combine the comfort of soft lenses with the clarity of RGP lenses, making them a popular choice for many individuals with astigmatism.

Proper Care and Maintenance

Regardless of the type of contact lenses prescribed for astigmatism, proper care and maintenance are essential to ensure optimal vision and eye health. This includes cleaning and disinfecting lenses as directed by our eye doctors, replacing them according to the recommended schedule, and attending regular follow-up appointments to monitor the condition of your eyes and lenses.

Contact Us for an Appointment Today!

If you are experiencing symptoms of astigmatism or are interested in contact lenses, our team at Norfolk Family Eye Care in Port Dover, Waterford, and Simcoe, ON, can help. To schedule your appointment, call our Port Dover office at (519) 583-2020, our Waterford office at (519) 900-1393, or our Simcoe location at (519) 426-0415. When you’re seeking an optometrist near me, we are ready to assist you!

Locations

Hours of Operation

Port Dover Office

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Friday

8:30 am - 12:15 pm

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Waterford Office

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Friday

8:30 am - 12:15 pm

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Simcoe Office

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

9:00 am - 6:45 pm

Wednesday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Port Dover Office

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:15 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:15 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:15 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 12:15 pm 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Waterford Office

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:15 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:15 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:15 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 12:15 pm 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Simcoe Office

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:45 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed