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Cylindrical Lens

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD
Last Updated: Jan 15, 2015

A cylindrical lens can help you overcome the visual impairment of astigmatism, a condition in which the front surface of the cornea of the eye is not truly spherical. In this condition, the eye is generally healthy, but magnification in one direction is greater than in the others. More severe astigmatism causes blurring of lines at a particular angle. The condition can be treated with cylindrical lens Continue Scrolling To Read More Below...

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Continued From Above... glasses or with hard contact lenses. A special toric soft lens is also available now. Cylindrical lenses are shaped like slices from a tube and compensate for the defects of the eye by bending the light rays inward.