astigmatism and contact lens wear

Managing the astigmatic patient with contact lenses
Managing the astigmatic patient with contact lensesWe can easily dispell the myth, “I can’t wear contact lenses because I have astigmatism.” Today’s lenses offer high quality visual options with excellent comfort and efficient empirical fitting.
3 tips to upgrading astigmatic contact lens patients
3 tips to upgrading astigmatic contact lens patientsHelping astigmatic patients see more clearly can an exciting part of fitting contact lenses. There is significant value to the patient and to the practice in correcting low astigmatic patients.
Experts weigh in: What do you wish ODs knew about fitting torics?Our previous story on toric fitting tips went over so well, we decided to bring you more! This time, we asked experts what they wish their colleagues knew about fitting toric contact lenses.
Managing astigmats when they hit presybopiaFitting toric patients is a breeze today, and we have options to allow those patients to continue to stay in their contact lenses as they become presbyopic.
Educate your patients about astigmatismIf patients notice a decrease in night vision or have frequent headaches, increased eye fatigue, blurred/distorted vision, the diagnosis could be astigmatism.
Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism expands parametersJohnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. announced that effective April 15, 2014, Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism will be available in more parameters.
Study: Most astigmatic patients would choose to trial daily disposable contactsThe majority (91 percent) of astigmatic patients are willing to trial a daily disposable contact lens for astigmatism with a doctor’s recommendation, research shows.
Prescribing toric contact lensesAstigmatism is not a disease. Many of our patients have been told they have “stigmatism” and equate this term with familiar eye diseases, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.