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3 tips to upgrading astigmatic contact lens patients
3 tips to upgrading astigmatic contact lens patientsHelping astigmatic patients see more clearly can an exciting part of fitting contact lenses. There is significant value to the patient and to the practice in correcting low astigmatic patients.
Experts weigh in: What do you wish ODs knew about fitting torics?Our previous story on toric fitting tips went over so well, we decided to bring you more! This time, we asked experts what they wish their colleagues knew about fitting toric contact lenses.
Considering scleral lenses for astigmatic patientsWe have witnessed a rise in clinical utilization of scleral lenses in recent years, and in some cases, their clinical indications have expanded to include even those patients with regular corneas. Given this sharp rise in scleral lens utilization, the principle of lens selection continuum as proposed by Visser et al appears to also hold true in patients with normal healthy eyes. Thus, when should clinicians reach for scleral lenses when providing care to patients with regular corneas?
Top toric contact lens fitting tips from the experts
Top toric contact lens fitting tips from the expertsWe asked contact lens fitting experts for their top tips for ODs fitting toric lenses.
Managing astigmats when they hit presybopiaFitting toric patients is a breeze today, and we have options to allow those patients to continue to stay in their contact lenses as they become presbyopic.
5 reasons to prescribe toric contact lenses
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.
Upgrade your patients to new technologyWith much of the digital revolution occurring after 2008 and most contact lens technology developing well before it, there is an inherent design feature mismatch. The majority of the available contact lenses are not designed for how patients are using their eyes.
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.