Types of correction
Myopia and hyperopia
Myopia (nearsightedness) and hypermetropia (farsightedness) are the best-known visual disorders and can be corrected with spherical contact lenses.
You can be simultaneously astigmatic and myopic, astigmatic and hypermetropic, or astigmatic and presbyopic. Optometrists prescribe toric (donut-shaped) lenses to correct astigmatism. Toric lenses have two distinct focal points in the same lens and need to stay in place to do their job. Modern toric contact lenses are designed to move around as little as possible.
Presbyopia comes for everyone. Even if you’ve never been nearsighted, farsighted, or astigmatic, you’re still doomed to develop presbyopia in your 40s as the lenses in your eyes lose their flexibility and ability to focus up close. Your Opto-Réseau optometrist will, depending on your needs and prescription, recommend either multifocal contact lenses or a monovision system.
Contact lenses: Now for pretty much everybody
Constant advances in technology and design have made it easier than ever to switch to contact lenses, whether you’re shortsighted, astigmatic, or have dry eyes. To explore the options available for your condition, talk to your eye care professional at your next appointment.
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