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    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.

    View the poll here

    A total of 462 responses were tallied. The multiple-choice poll answers included:

    • 0.75 D

    • 1.25 D

    • 1.75 D

    • 2.25 D

    • I don’t fit them at all

    Related: Prescribing toric contact lenses

    Some 75 percent of respondents start fitting toric contact lenses when the patient exhibits 0.75 D of cylinder.

    About a quarter of respondents—23 percent—don’t reach for torics until the patient exhibits 1.25 D of cylinder.

    Related: How to establish value in the minds of contact lens wearers

    Only 4 percent of respondents wait for higher cylinder to go the toric route: 2 percent fit at 1.75 D and 2 percent fit at 2.25 D.

    No one chose the response of not fitting toric contact lenses at all.

    Related: Using toricity with scleral lenses


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