While standard contact lenses can give sharp vision to many people with nearsightedness and farsightedness, they won’t provide that same crystal-clear vision for people with astigmatism or presbyopia. However, that doesn’t mean you need to give up and put on eyeglasses!
Nowadays, specialty contact lenses – such as CooperVision Proclear Multifocal Toric contact lenses are largely effective for astigmatism and presbyopia. At Underhill Optometry, our North York, Toronto, eye doctors are qualified and experienced in fitting these advanced contact lenses.
Glance at the Benefits of Proclear Contact Lenses
- Convenient monthly replacement schedule
- Precise correction for astigmatism
- Sharp vision at all distances, even with presbyopia
- Made from modern materials and technology that keeps eyes hydrated 96% throughout the entire 12 hours of daytime wearing
- May address dry eye when wearing contact lenses
Normally, a transparent lens rests behind your colored iris and changes shape in order to focus light on your retina. Before age 40, this lens is typically flexible and transforms easily. This enables you to switch focus smoothly between near and far, back and forth. However, as you get older, the lens hardens. Consequently, it cannot change shape easily. You will experience this as a difficulty with reading fine print or seeing anything small or detailed that is up-close. A classic symptom of presbyopia is the need to hold books at arm’s length in order to read them.
Multifocal contact lenses are an ideal way to correct presbyopia. They are convenient and much more attractive than perching a pair of readers on your nose! Multifocal contacts also provide a full range of sharp vision – you can look up, down, and to each side instead of looking upwards or over your eyeglasses to see objects in the distance. Proclear multifocal contact lenses will give you crisp sight whether you’re reading a menu in a restaurant or viewing a faraway road sign.
Treatment for Astigmatism
The normal, healthy eye is a round sphere. Astigmatism refers to a condition in which your cornea is irregularly shaped and not round. Once this irregularity is present beyond a very mild degree, it leads to blurred vision. With astigmatism, the irregular corneal shape does not allow light to bend evenly when it enters the eye. As a result, only one part of an image is seen in focus at a time, resulting in wavy or distorted vision.
Proclear toric contact lenses can correct astigmatism. In order to do this, your vision prescription will have an additional cylinder lens power. Our Toronto eye doctor will administer a thorough eye exam to determine the cylinders that you need to see clearly with astigmatism.
Proclear are a Good Fit for Dry Eyes
Proclear contact lenses are made using a unique PC Technology that incorporates water molecules into the lenses. This creates a natural resistance to dryness that other contact lenses do not have. That’s why Proclear contacts were exclusively cleared by the U.S. FDA as being able to “provide improved comfort for contact lens wearers who experience mild discomfort or symptoms relating to dryness during lens wear.”
For more information about Proclear contact lenses for astigmatism and presbyopia, contact our Toronto eye doctor, located in North York.