21.11.2008

Contact lens "can correct" astigmatism

Contact lens "can correct" astigmatism

People whose eyesight is affected by astigmatism have been advised their vision can be corrected with contact lenses.

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Vision Care - which makes the Acuvue brand of lenses - said it has developed a range specifically aimed at the problem.

Astigmatism is often hereditary but can develop over several years - but is treatable with contact lenses or even glasses.

It means the front surface of the eye is uneven, causing people to see with blurred vision.

Often someone with astigmatism will also be diagnosed with other sight problems requiring correction, such as short or long-sightedness.

J&J said: "If you thought contact lenses couldn"t correct your astigmatism - think again."

The firm"s 1 Day Acuvue brand of lenses can be worn by someone with a prescription for astigmatism.

It makes 1 Day Acuvue for Astigmatism and these can be bought online.

by Emily Tait


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