Perfecting Your View: A Guide to Astigmatism and Corrective Lenses

Astigmatism is a common eye condition where the shape of your cornea (the clear front part of your eye) or natural lens is not uniform. This causes blurry vision both near and far. Basically, your eye can't focus light properly. Light is supposed to hit the back of your eye, called the retina, which is the part that senses light. But with astigmatism, the light doesn't focus properly onto the retina, which causes blurry vision.

Eye diagram for normal vision and astigmatism

How would I know if I have astigmatism?

The Cylinder on your prescription measures the severity of astigmatism.

  • Mild: from -1.00
  • Moderate: from -1.00 to -2.00
  • Severe: over -2.00

You may experience symptoms such as difficulty seeing at night, eye strain, blurry vision, headaches, and seeing glare at night.

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Is there something to help?

Absolutely! If you have regular astigmatism, you'll be glad to know that it's a common eye condition that can be easily treated with corrective lenses. Moreover, at Spex4Less we sell specialist lenses and coatings that can further improve your visual clarity and comfort. Here's some more information about these coatings and how they can help:

  • Honeycomb Coating - a cutting-edge anti-reflective solution that is especially beneficial for night driving. This coating utilizes a unique pattern of small, hexagonal-shaped holes that allow more light to pass through to the retina, reducing glare and reflection. This feature is particularly useful for people with astigmatism, as it corrects the issue of light not focusing properly on the retina.

Honeycomb lenses for astigmatism

  • Duravision Drivesafe Lenses - an excellent option for people with astigmatism seeking clear and comfortable vision. Specifically designed to reduce glare and improve contrast with advanced technology, these lenses are particularly helpful in low-light situations. This feature is especially beneficial for individuals who experience visual disruptions while driving, such as blurry vision or halos. Duravision Drivesafe Lenses are available in both distance and varifocal options.

Drivesafe lenses for astigmatism


  • Nova Drive Lenses - ideal for people with astigmatism who want better vision. They provide clear, natural panoramic vision with minimal glare in all lighting conditions. Designed to reduce glare and improve contrast, they enhance visual clarity. Plus, they ensure maximum visual efficiency and optimal refraction in low light and at night, allowing you to see clearly in challenging lighting conditions.

In conclusion, astigmatism is a common condition that affects many people's vision. By choosing the right lens for your needs, you can enjoy clearer and more comfortable vision.