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Contact Lens for Astigmatism

The reasons for getting contact lenses in San Antonio, TX vary from patient to patient. A comprehensive eye exam with our doctor of optometry allows our professional team in Castle Hills to make recommendations for which contact lens will suit your eye health best. If you don’t like eyeglasses, you could be a perfect candidate for contacts. 

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Reasons to Get Specialty Contact Lenses

There are many instances when a patient may require special contact lenses, including:

  • Dry eye: Patients with chronic dry eye require gas permeable or rigid gas permeable lenses, as these don’t dry out the same as soft lenses.
  • Astigmatism: This condition can make it impossible to wear standard soft contact lenses. Toric contact lenses are custom-made to fit the eyes of these patients and con provide vision correction for astigmatism.
  • Presbyopia: Commonly found in patients over 40, this condition requires multifocal contact lenses.

At Vision Source Castle Hills, our eye doctor can help you decide which contact lenses will work best for you. We will take the necessary time to explain all of the options available to you at our Houston, TX eye center. 

Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

The best types of contact lenses for people with mild astigmatism are:

  • Rigid gas permeable contact lenses
  • Toric soft contact lenses
  • Hybrid contact lenses

Fitting these specialty lenses takes the expertise of our doctor of optometry, as the process is different from the one used to fit standard soft contact lenses. Be prepared to have a longer appointment, as multiple additional tests are necessary for proper fitting. 

Contact Our San Antonio, TX Optometrist Today

Our professional eye care team is dedicated to making sure all of our patients have the right contact lenses for their prescription and lifestyle. When you come in for your contact lens exam, we will measure your eyes, and consult with you on the best type of contact lens for your astigmatism. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about specialty contact lenses, call our Castle Hills, TX office today.