Senior HTF Member
- Nov 13, 2000
because he does crap like this to me
Apparently the lenses are thicker at one end so the they rotate into the right position on my eye.
These are called Toric lenses--I had to wear them for years. They do a terrific job of correcting astigmatism, and I was relatively (*see note below for further info. if you want it) happy with them until the asigmatism got so bad I could no longer get clear vision even with these. They're more expensive than regular lenses, though.
*Yes, they're weighted at some point and that point rotates to the bottom of your eye when you are upright. Gravity does work, though, so they also rotate if you lean back in a recliner to watch TV, lay on your side to read a book, rest the side of your head on your hand during an excruciatingly boring meeting . . . you get the idea. Unfortunately, they are designed to be used when you are in fact upright, so the rotation in the other situations pretty much sucks. Especially when someone calls your name and you look up real fast--zoom everything's out of focus for a second or two!
Don't get me wrong--I loved these lenses anyway because I could see, and would have continued to purchase them if they still worked for me. Now, though, I've had Lasik--and am really happy!