ODs start fitting toric lenses at 0.75 D of cylinder In a poll fielded on the Optometry Times website, we asked ODs at what amount of cylinder they prescribed soft toric contact lenses. 5 things you missed at SECO 2017 in Atlanta March 08, 2017 By Giovanni Castelli SECO 2017 has come to a close, but Optometry Times has you covered with things you may have missed while taking in a lecture, perusing the exhibit hall, or exploring Atlanta’s Centennial Park. What’s so special about specialty lenses? Increasingly, many practitioners in today’s practices are using specialty contact lenses. These contact lenses historically have been viewed as hard to fit, difficult to find, and much higher in cost. Let’s look at what’s so special about specialty contact lenses. Contact lens update Tom Quinn, OD, FAAO, and Shalu Pal, OD, FAAO, discussed the contact lens market at the American Optometric Association’s Optometry’s Meeting. Alcon launches toric, multifocal daily disposable contact lenses March 14, 2014 Today at SECO, Alcon Laboratories expanded its Dailies AquaComfort Plus portfolio with the launch of toric and multifocal designs. CooperVision launches Biofinity XR, adds new cylinder to Avaira October 29, 2013 CooperVision adds additional myopic and hyperopic powers to its silicone hydrogel Biofinity line and adds -2.25 D to its Avaira cylinder availability. Alden Optical expands Astera add parameters September 16, 2013 An additional add profile gives practitioners more options to fit their astigmatic presbyopes. Prescribing toric contact lenses Astigmatism 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.