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Toric Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

Lens.com is a proud provider of quality toric lenses. By ordering contact lenses directly from Lens.com, you can take advantage of the same special discount pricing we've been offering our customers since 1995.

About Toric Lenses Contacts

Toric lenses are contacts designed to correct astigmatism — a common and generally treatable imperfection in the eye's curvature. Toric lenses also correct nearsightedness and farsightedness.

Features of Toric Contact Lenses

Standard contacts have a spherical surface. Think of a slice of a beach ball. Meanwhile, toric lenses are shaped like a slice of the side of a donut. Their name comes from the word “torus” — a geometric shape that looks like a donut or a ring.

Toric lenses have different refractive (focusing) powers on the vertical and horizontal orientations. 

Toric lenses are also designed to rotate to the perfect angle on the eye. This is because astigmatism requires contacts to be oriented in a certain way. That orientation is fixed, so when contacts shift due to the eye blinking or the head tilting, the wearer’s vision can be affected.

To keep toric lenses in place, manufacturers design their toric lenses with special features, such as:

  • Thin-thick zones - In toric lenses with thin-thick zones, a part of the lens is thicker to keep it from rotating on the eye. The thick zone also helps reorient the lens the same way every time so that you can enjoy clear, consistent vision.
  • Lens truncation - Some toric lenses are truncated, meaning the bottom of the lens is cut off a little. The truncation helps to stabilize the lens when the lower flat edge comes to lie adjacent to the lower eyelid margin.
  • Ballasting -  Toric lenses with a prism-ballast design are made to be a little thicker or heavier at the bottom so that they stay in place on the eye.

Most toric lenses on the market are made of soft lens materials, including hydrogel and silicone hydrogel. Hydrogel is a thin, water-loving material that easily conforms to the surface of the eye. Silicone hydrogel is a polymer that contains both hydrogel and silicone — a gel-like polymer that allows up to five times more oxygen to flow through to the cornea than hydrogel.

toric lenses orientation 

Some toric lenses on the market are also made of rigid gas-permeable (RGP) materials. RGP toric lenses are more suitable for high or unusual levels of astigmatism.

Popular Toric Lenses

Some of the most popular and most trusted brands of toric lenses include ACUVUE®, Biofinity®, and DAILIES®.

For your reference, here’s a list of the most popular toric lenses on Lens.com in 2021. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it's a good starting point if you're new to toric lenses.

Rank

The Top 10 Selling Contact Lenses for Astigmatism of 2021 on Lens.com

1

ACUVUE OASYS for ASTIGMATISM

2

1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST for ASTIGMATISM

3

AIR OPTIX® for Astigmatism

4

Biofinity toric

5

SofLens Toric

6

ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day for ASTIGMATISM

7

DAILIES AquaComfort Plus® Toric

8

Proclear® toric

9

ULTRA® for Astigmatism

10

Biotrue® ONEday for Astigmatism

 

Ultimately, only your ECP can recommend a specific brand of toric lens based on the type of astigmatism you have and your unique eye health needs.

How Much Are Toric Lenses?

Soft toric lenses can cost anywhere from $50-70 per box of six lenses, with each box lasting six months. If you replace your contacts every month, expect an annual lens cost of $200-280. The actual figure may be lower or higher depending on how frequently you replace your contacts.

RGP toric lenses are typically more expensive than soft toric lenses at around $100 per lens, but each one can last a year before it needs to be replaced. Note that your ECP may charge more to fit you with RGP lenses because an RGP lens fitting requires more work.

How to Insert and Remove Toric Lenses

For soft toric lenses:

Start by washing and drying your hands with mild soap and water, then dry them thoroughly with a lint-free towel. Scoop your first lens out of the case with the index finger of your dominant hand and rinse it with a cleaning solution that’s specially formulated for soft contacts. Inspect the lens for any tears or debris and make sure it’s not inside-out. Using the middle finger of your dominant hand, pull down your lower eyelid. If necessary, use the middle finger of your non-dominant hand to pull your upper eyelid. Look upward and gently put the lens on your eye. Blink a few times to center the lens. Repeat this with the other lens.

To remove soft toric lenses, hold your eyelids open and gently pinch the lens between your index finger and thumb. Carefully lift the lens off of your eye. Repeat with the other lens.

For RGP toric lenses:

If your toric lenses are RGP lenses, insert them as you would soft toric lenses. Don’t panic if the lenses don’t feel comfortable as soon as you insert them. RGP lenses have an adjustment period, but regular use is key for comfort.

To remove RGP lenses, start by washing and drying your hands. For your left eye, place the index finger of your left hand at the corner of your eye and place your right hand below your eye. Stare hard at your right hand, then use your left index finger to pull your eyelid towards your ear. Blink, and the lens should easily pop out of your eye. Repeat these steps to remove the other lens.

About Lens.com

Lens.com is a leading retailer of high-quality contact lenses. Choose from a variety of our toric lenses and enjoy hassle-free returns, quick shipping, and a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are toric contact lenses uncomfortable?

While toric contact lenses do have a greater adjustment period, they should not be more uncomfortable to wear compared to standard contact lenses. If you find your toric contact lenses too uncomfortable to wear, consult your eye care professional (ECP) immediately. It's possible that you have an inaccurate prescription and your toric contact lenses don't fit you properly.

How long does it take to adjust to toric contact lenses?

The adjustment period depends on the individual. Generally speaking, though, it can take up to 10 to 12 days for you to fully adjust to wearing your toric contact lenses.

Are toric contact lenses expensive?

Toric contact lenses are not expensive per se. However, they are more expensive than regular contact lenses. A major reason why toric contact lenses are more expensive is that they have a complex design, which makes them more difficult and costly to manufacture.

Are there side effects to wearing toric contact lenses?

Eye discomfort, fatigue, and some blurriness in vision are all common experiences if you are still adjusting to toric contact lenses. Consult your ECP immediately if you experience side effects like severe eye pain, redness, or infection.

Toric Contact Lens Reviews

Rating: 9.2/10 - 2616 reviews
Been in these contacts for years. Super comfortable. And Lens.com was great, super easy process, great price!

Biomedics Toric

Toric Lenses

Ordered a Ďrare lensí product that wasnít in stock; maintained good communications with me and expedited my delivery to best meet my needs; Will use them again & recommend for you

Frequency 55 Toric

Toric Lenses

These contacts are super comfortable for me. Also great transaction and ship speed!

Proclear Toric

Toric Lenses

I started out with Bausch and L something something, can't remember and wore THOSE for decades. So when they discontinued them and based on the fact, I am very nearsighted I was concerned that I would not be able to adjust to the new lense. I started with contacts when I was 17 and am now 65. No problem, very happy to say, consistently comfortabl...

PureVision Toric

Toric Lenses

Loved my contact lens from Lens.com. They arrived super fast and the subscription was perfect
I like the price of the contacts and in the 4 plus years that i have ordered from lens.com i always get a rebate incentive. so bonus.
I have been using Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism lenses for many years. With the right eye prescription from your Optometrist they give great vision and are very comfortable to ware. Even with occasional extended ware no issues.

ClearSight 1 Day Toric

Toric Lenses

Processing of new script from md, fast, timely shipping & cost

Biofinity Toric

Toric Lenses

Most comfortable contacts I have ever worn.

Avaira Toric

Toric Lenses

Love avaira toric lenses. So sad they are discontinued. Avaira Vitality not the same...i find those uncomfortable.
Hard to get product; quick processing and delivery.

Extreme H2O 54% Toric

Toric Lenses

I was nervous that my order would be a knock off but it was the same as the order received from my doctor. I'm happy with my purchase.
Price and quick service.
I was able to get these contacts cheaper with the rebate thru Lens.com. I know so many whom have purchased online but this was a first time for me. I have worn Dailies AC Plus Toric for years however. I have astigmatisms to which make it oh so fun to navigate. Lens.com made it easy and their website was really good to navigate. My contacts delivere...

Clariti 1-Day Toric

Daily Disposable

Great price, fast service!
Literally got order in day!! Love Lens.com. my go to for a decade.

Avaira Vitality Toric

Toric Lenses

It's a good contact, just takes a while to get to toy when you order. Otherwise a good choice

ULTRA for Astigmatism

Toric Lenses

Iím very pleased with my order. I will be ordering more contacts in the future. Thank you for everything.
Great value
I'm very happy with the lenses. By far the best ones i had so far. First order i made didn't arrive after more than 2 months. After contacting CS they reshipped the order with tracking this time at no additional charge on my behalf. Very much appreciated and great customer service for sure! Would definitely order again in the future.