Colored contacts astigmatism. Suppose you are considering colored contacts as an option to improve your appearance. In that case, it is important to understand how they can also help correct astigmatism, a vision problem that causes distorted vision in one or both eyes. It can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or surgery.
There are two main types of colored contacts: opaque and enhancement.
Opaque contacts are solid-colored lenses that completely cover the eye’s iris, pupil, and whites.
Enhancement-colored contacts have a transparent center that allows your natural eye color to show through. They are available in various colors and styles, including blue, green, brown, hazel, and gray.
If you have astigmatism, there are special colored contacts available that can help correct your vision. Toric-colored contacts are designed to correct astigmatism by evenly distributing weight across the lens. This type of colored contact is available in both opaque and enhancement styles.
Rigid gas-permeable colored contacts are another option for people with astigmatism. These lenses are made of a hard, durable material that allows oxygen to pass through. They provide excellent vision correction and can be used with most colored contact solutions.
If you’re interested in trying colored contacts, talk to your eye doctor about your options.