Twenty-twenty vision is more of a dream than a reality nowadays, when technology and the compilation of reading materials have significantly increased the chances of degrading eye vision. It is normal for many people as early as in their teenage years to have to wear glasses in order to correct optical deficiencies.
The creation of contact lenses saves the trouble of having to wear glasses all the time. Moreover, even if your eyes suffer not just from weakened vision but also from eye disorders that add on to your blurry eyesight, contact lenses can still be worn, thereby allowing you to achieve that feeling of 20-20 vision again– at least for the time that you wear your lenses.
Some disorders that are corrected by wearing toric contact lenses are astigmatism, hyperopia or farsightedness, and myopia or nearsightedness. Despite the lack of a cure for such disorders, their effects are at least mitigated by correcting the distorted vision through the use of contact lenses. This is reassuring, considering that some disorders, like astigmatism, are simply inherited and not caused by the person afflicted with astigmatic eyes. In all instances, of course, prescriptive glasses can also be used.
How do I know if I have an Eye Disorder?
The best way to find this out is of course, through a regular checkup, although screening tests such as eye charts cannot altogether predict the onset of hyperopia, since farsighted people can often read the letter on the chart.
Usually, those afflicted with astigmatism, myopia, and hyperopia experience headaches. Blurry vision is also a common notable consequence.
The distorted vision is also not always acquired hereditarily. One’s lifestyle and environment also play a crucial role. For example, people often exposed to reading and studying can quickly add on to the pressure suffered by the eyes. This is especially true for myopia, where students even those already in university, are still plagued by this disorder.
Why Use Contact Lenses
Apart from the convenience they provide, there are special types of lenses from various brands such as Acuvue now designed for specific eye disorders. There are toric lenses for those with astigmatism; rigid contact lenses for astigmatic eyes with a grade over 2.25. Soft contact lenses, meanwhile, are advisable for those with nearsightedness because image perception is closer to normal when using lenses than when using eyeglasses.