Prescribing soft contact lenses for astigmatism

Philip B. Morgan, Nathan Efron

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    Abstract

    There have been continued improvements in toric soft lens design over the past three decades. Data that we have gathered from annual contact lens fitting surveys demonstrate a commensurate increase in toric lens fitting as a proportion of all soft lenses fitted. The current toric lens prescribing rate (34% of all lenses when cosmetic tints, monovision and multifocal lenses are ignored) is roughly equivalent to the rate that would be achieved if all cases of astigmatism 1.00 D or more were fitted with toric lenses. Toric lenses tend to be fitted more to males and prescribed for monthly rather than daily replacement. © 2009 British Contact Lens Association.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)97-98
    Number of pages1
    JournalContact Lens and Anterior Eye
    Volume32
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009

    Keywords

    • Astigmatism
    • Fitting
    • Prescribing
    • Soft contact lens
    • Survey
    • Toric lens

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