Astigmatism is a condition that is characterized by an imperfect curvature of the eye’s lens or cornea. Simply put, if you have this condition, it means that the shape of your eye’s cornea or lens is distorted; it’s basically not the normal shape. To give an illustration; while the normal eye is shaped like a soccer ball, an eye with astigmatism has a shape which is somewhat like an American football.
There are two kinds of astigmatism; corneal astigmatism and lenticular astigmatism. If the shape of your cornea is distorted, it means that you have corneal astigmatism. If the shape of your lens is distorted, it means that you suffer from lenticular astigmatism. The best treatment option for people who have astigmatism is prescription contact lenses, in particular Acuvue Oasys astigmatism contact lenses.
This particular brand of contact lenses is made using exclusive material which you will not find in other brands. This new material makes the lenses outstandingly comfortable, something which every contact lens wearer needs. The lenses have high oxygen transmission which keeps your eyes healthy and makes it possible to wear them with maximum comfort the entire day. The following are some of the benefits associated with wearing Acuvue Oasys lenses.
High Oxygen Transmission
Contact lenses that are healthy for the cornea are ones that transmit adequate oxygen. If you wear contact lenses which do not allow the transmission of enough oxygen the entire day, chances are that you may experience problems such as eye redness and corneal swelling. With Acuvue Oasys lenses, more oxygen goes through the lenses because of the addition of silicone to the material used to make the lenses. Silicone makes the material more porous, allowing more oxygen to be transmitted. In fact, lenses with silicone hydrogel allow up to 500% more oxygen to pass through the lenses when compared with other kinds of lenses.
Another benefit of wearing these contact lenses is that they are class 1 UV-blockers. What this essentially means is that they can block up to 90% of UVA rays, as well as 99% of UVB rays. When eyes are exposed to UV rays, there is an increased chance of having eye problems like cataracts and macular degeneration related to age in the future. If you opt for Acuvue Oasys astigmatism, you will have extra protection. However, they should be used together with UV blocking sunglasses for maximum protection.
At the end of the day, the health of your eyes is what matters the most. So, if you suffer from astigmatism, the best contact lenses for your eyes would be Acuvue Oasys contact lenses. If you have been wearing other types of lenses, you should consider switching to Acuvue Oasys lenses.