Available as soft or rigid gas permeable lenses, monthly disposable torics are recommended for wearers that suffer from astigmatism but want freedom from glasses. Recent developments in the sphere of optical lens technology enable spherical aberrations on the cornea to be corrected. The result is crisp, clear and uninterrupted vision.
Many monthly disposable torics are available in powers from -10.00D to +6.00D. The range differs slightly according to manufacturer.
In general, monthly disposable toric contact lenses are easier to see, handle and apply than dailies. They’re also less prone to tearing. However, choose this type of lens and you will have to be prepared to follow a strict cleaning and care routine to maintain optimum eye health. Hygiene is of paramount importance with this type of lens, or you run the risk of allowing protein and calcium deposits to build up. Left unchecked, this can lead to infection and a reduction in visual acuity.
The great thing about monthly disposable torics is their durability and flexibility. As long as you are prepared to clean and store them after each use you can take them in and out at will unlike disposables, which have to be thrown away when removed.
You may also be interested in multifocal toric lenses, which provide sharp focus at all distances for those suffering from presbyopia.