By Dr. David Christensen
New advancements in optical technology have allowed the creation of a new type of contact lens for the correction of astigmatism called “Duette”. Duette lenses, a product from Synergeyes, combines the comfort of a soft lens with the superior vision of a rigid lens. The result is all day comfort and ”high-definition” visual clarity for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
The Duette lens eliminates many of the problems associated with other types of contact lenses. For instance, other soft lenses that attempt to correct for astigmatism can rotate on the eye, causing significant blur. Rigid lenses correct this problem by allowing your own tears to fill in behind the lens, eliminating the astigmatism, but they can be very uncomfortable and don’t always stay centered on the eye.
Duette lenses are a “hybrid” contact lens, which have the best of both rigid and soft lenses combined. Duette lenses have a rigid gas-permeable center to provide wearers with unprecedented visual quality and a large soft-lens “skirt” that comfortably stabilizes the lens.
If you are tired of putting up with inconsistent vision and poor comfort in your contact lens, or if you’ve previously been told you can’t wear contact lenses because of your prescription, then you need to experience what the Duette lens can do for you.
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