Did you know that approximately 90% of the population has astigmatism? The most common and easy to treat types are low astigmatism and “with the rule” astigmatism. People with the above kinds of astigmatism can generally go to most optical stores, purchase glasses in their prescription, and be able to see out of them. Of course, if they come to us their glasses will be better.
A small percentage of the population has high astigmatism, and/or the complex “against the rule” or “oblique axis” type. Most optical stores have a difficult time treating these kinds of astigmatism because they require extra special attention from start to finish. We specialize in making eyeglasses to treat these complicated prescriptions. They require superior lenses, attention to detail, and a specialized lens cutting process.
It is important that we follow the above procedure when making glasses with astigmatism correction in single vision. It is even more important when dealing with astigmatism correction in combination with prism, or in progressive lenses, because these complicated prescriptions do not allow for a margin of error. Astigmatism correcting lenses can be produced in plastic or glass, with optional colour changing technology, polarization, and sunglass tint.
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