Good eyesight is important for a child’s development, overall well-being, and performance in school. A baby’s or toddler’s vision system is not fully formed. Equal input from both eyes, however, is important for the normal development of the brain’s vision centers. If a toddler’s or child’s eyes are unable to send clear images to his or her brain, it may limit his or her vision in different ways. Some of these vision limitations may be irreversible.
If you’ve been diagnosed with astigmatism, your optometrist might have recommended toric contact lenses. Toric lenses are shaped like a torus and contain several focal strengths to correct astigmatism. These contact lenses are designed to maintain the proper orientation so you can see clearly, even with astigmatism. Let’s go over some of the benefits of toric contact lenses.