How much are astigmatism contact lenses?

How much astigmatism contact lenses cost will depend on your prescription and your chosen brand. Your optician is best placed to help you find the right astigmatism contact lenses for your needs.

Astigmatism is a common eye condition that occurs in the cornea or lens when they are not a perfectly curved shape. Causing blurred or distorted vision, most people who wear glasses have a degree of astigmatism.

Most astigmatism contacts lenses are soft lenses, often known as ‘toric contact lenses.’ These differ from regular spherical lenses in two ways:

  • Astigmatism contact lenses can correct near-sightedness or far-sightedness in the different meridians of the lens. Meridians are imagery lines which pass through the centre of the pupil when viewing the eye head on. They are used to describe the shape of the corrective lenses.
  • Astigmatism contact lenses are specially designed so the lens can rotate to the proper orientation on the cornea. This means that the meridians can align in the right way for clear vision.

Every eye with astigmatism is unique; this can make fitting astigmatism contact lenses more difficult and takes more expertise than fitting ordinary soft contact lenses. They are also more complex in design. This can mean that astigmatism contact lenses tend to cost more than a regular contact lens exam and fitting.

Some Scrivens Branches offer Dreamvision contact lenses, which can be used for astigmatism. Dreamvision lenses are unique in the way that they are worn at night and removed in the morning to give clear vision throughout the day, without the need for glasses or contact lenses. They work by moulding the cornea in order to temporarily correct or reduce astigmatism.

If you have any questions or think that astigmatism are right for you, please contact your nearest Scrivens branch and speak to an optician today.