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5 reasons ODs don’t fit toric contact lensesIt’s time to dispel these preconceptions of fitting contact lenses for astigmatism and use new toric lens options as an opportunity to improve patient care.
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.
ODs start fitting toric lenses at 0.75 D of cylinderIn a poll fielded on the Optometry Times website, we asked ODs at what amount of cylinder they prescribed soft toric contact lenses.
At what amount of cylinder do you prescribe toric soft lenses?When do you move from a spherical to a toric contact lens? Let us know!
Using toricity with scleral lenses
Using toricity with scleral lensesScleral lenses are indispensable in a specialty contact lens practice. The indications for scleral lens use are well established in the literature and range from visual rehabilitation of irregular corneas to severe ocular surface disease management.1-4 Many more uses may still be revealed.
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.
About 50% of patients severely astigmatic, study saysNearly one-half of patients requiring vision correction are significantly astigmatic in at least one eye and could benefit from advances in toric contact lens technology, according to a study published in Eye & Contact Lens: Science and Clinical Practice.