February News: Can I get Contact Lenses for Astigmatism?

March 1, 2023


Happy January and we hope you had a great festive season!

Did you get away on a break? Tap reply and let us know.

Visiting Malaysia

My family and I were fortunate enough to visit our favourite place in the world, Malaysian Borneo.

This is the place where we as a family can unwind and relax – read a book, splash in the pool, play tennis, eat wonderful food and hang out as a family.

Here are some photos from our visit:


What is Astigmatism?​

Astigmatism makes it harder to see street signs, read sport scores or recognise faces far away. It also increases glare when you drive at night.

Astigmatism is a common eye condition that affects the shape of the cornea, the lens of the eye or the overall shape of your eye (it is like an egg shape).​

I’ve been told that I have an Astigmatism and due to this I was informed that I cannot wear contact lenses. Is this correct?’

We hear this all the time at Ezekiel Eyes. Yes, you can get contact lenses that correct for astigmatisms….

Most patients with an astigmatism can wear contact lenses.

These are called toric contact lenses and they are designed to correct astigmatism by having different powers in different areas of the lens.

They can be made in both soft and rigid gas permeable materials.

You can get contact lenses for astigmatism so you can:

  • Play sports like golf, tennis, water sports and more
  • Attend a special occasion such as a wedding or special night out
  • Wear in everyday use
  • Wear normal off-the-shelf sunglasses

Contact lenses could be a viable option for you.

So how do you get them?

It is best to have an appointment with Rhiannon or Damon.

They will determine the best type of astigmatism-correcting contact lens for your specific needs.

All contact lenses require a fitting and a follow-up appointment.

This ensures that the contact lenses are providing a proper fit, comfort and optimal clarity.

Want to try contact lenses for Astigmatism?

Tap here to make an appointment with Rhiannon or Damon

Have a fantastic 2023,


In addition to owning and managing Ezekiel Eyes, Damon is a contact lens consultant to various research organisations. He regularly lectures and conducts workshops in contact lens practice throughout Australia, Asia and the United States. Damon graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Optometry in 1989. He is now married with two children and enjoys running, hockey, swimming, piano, travelling and trekking.

Damon’s professional associations include:
President of the International Society of Contact Lens Specialists
Practising Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society
Fellow of the Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia
Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
Member of Optometry Australia
Member of the Orthokeratology Society of Australia
Member of Alcon Australia advisory panel