Astigmastism too bad for regular Toric lenses?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Kimi, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. Kimi

    Kimi Guest

    I do not have astigmatism and get to wear Acuvue 2. However, my sister
    has astigmatism. Previously she would wear a soft lens that lasted her
    2-3 years, but the eye doctor is now ordering for her a monthly
    astigmatism lens that they claim can be worn for 3-4 months. Are some
    people's astigmatism so bad that they can't wear something like Acuvue
    Toric or Bausch & Lomb's Toric?

    Kimi, Jul 13, 2003
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  2. Kimi

    Mike Tyner Guest

    Acuvue Toric only covers more common (lower) amounts of astigmatism.

    B&L torics do offer higher ranges, but nobody recommends yearly lenses anymore.
    It's safer and more convenient to have lenses you can replace more frequently.
    B&L torics can be purchased in multipacks. "Three-month" lenses can represent a
    good breakpoint between cost and convenience.

    The rate of complications is pretty astronomical when lenses are two or three
    years old. A little lower at one year, much lower at 3 months. It's like Vegas -
    some win, some lose.

    Mike Tyner, Jul 13, 2003
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