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    Experts weigh in: What do you wish ODs knew about fitting torics?

     

    Brian Chou, OD, FAAO

    San Diego

    • Although extended range soft toric contact lenses exist for high astigmats, these patients will often enjoy better vision with rigid contact lens optics, including hybrid and scleral lenses.

    • For presbyopic soft contact lens wearers with symptomatic uncorrected astigmatism, it’s always a good idea to demonstrate how correcting astigmatism can improve distance vision but at the expense of near vision.

    • Front surface toric scleral contact lenses perform surprisingly well at addressing residual astigmatism with good wearing comfort and lens stability.

    Related: 10 tips to enhance scleral contact lens success

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