Toric Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

Summary Content

Astigmatism, characterized by an irregular corneal shape, can complicate achieving clear vision with standard contact lenses. At Health Today, we provide toric contact lenses, designed specifically for those with astigmatism. These lenses are crafted to correct the unique visual challenges presented by the condition, offering a custom fit that accommodates the eye's irregular shape and ensures clear, stable vision. Whether you're interested in soft toric lenses or rigid gas permeable (RGP) options, our Health Today optometrists are equipped to find the perfect solution for your needs.


Toric contact lenses are engineered to address the visual distortion caused by astigmatism. Unlike spherical lenses, toric lenses possess an oblong shape to match the eye's curvature, providing focused light onto the retina for clearer vision. These lenses are designed to remain stable on the eye, preventing the rotation that can blur vision in individuals with astigmatism.

  • Soft Toric Lenses: Popular for their comfort, these lenses are suitable for most patients with astigmatism. They are available in various replacement schedules, including daily, biweekly, and monthly disposables.
  • Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses: For those who might not achieve optimal vision correction with soft toric lenses, RGP lenses offer an alternative with superior durability and potential for clearer vision. While they require an adaptation period, many find them equally comfortable and beneficial for astigmatism correction.
Our Selection and Customization Process

Our Selection and Customization Process

At Health Today, we understand that each eye is unique, particularly when it comes to correcting astigmatism. Our optometrists utilize advanced diagnostic tools to accurately measure your eyes and recommend the best toric lens option for your lifestyle and vision requirements. We offer:

  • Personalized Fitting: Ensuring the lens aligns correctly for optimal vision and comfort.
  • Wide Range of Options: From daily disposables to extended wear, including coloured toric lenses for those looking to enhance their eye colour.
  • Expert Guidance: Our team provides thorough instruction on lens care, handling, and maintenance to maximize lens performance and eye health.

Did You Know Alberta Health Care Covers Eye Exams?

Ages 0-18: AHS covers one annual eye exam for all children. Additional coverage for medical needs is possible; speak with your optometrist for more.
Ages 19-64: Eye exams are not covered, but check with your insurance or our visit us at Health Today for possible billing options.
Ages 65+: AHS covers one annual eye exam, with potential additional coverage for specific medical conditions; speak with your optometrist for more.
Note: Urgent eye care and infections are covered*; no referral is needed. 
*Confirm any additional costs with our Optometrist before the appointment.

Why Choose Health Today for Your Toric Lenses

Choosing the right contact lenses for astigmatism can significantly impact your vision quality and overall comfort. At Health Today, we are committed to offering the highest quality toric lenses from leading manufacturers, ensuring you receive lenses that not only correct your astigmatism but also fit your lifestyle. With our comprehensive eye exams and personalized fitting process, we're dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible vision and comfort with your contact lenses.

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