Bifocal Contact for Astigmatism?

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by AN, May 13, 2004.

  1. AN

    AN Guest

    Hi this is my precription and i would like to know what my options
    are. -2.50-2.50X040 for the right eye and -6.00-2.75X160. I'm 50 years
    old and my optometrist fitted me with toric lenses with monovision and
    i don't like it. are there any soft bifocal that correct astigmatism?
    what about hard contacts? TIA

    AN, May 13, 2004
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  2. AN

    The Real Bev Guest

    Both exist, and you may get lucky and find some that fit. The best RGPs
    I tried were miraculously perfect, just like having REAL eyes -- but for
    only about 1 second out of 60 before they slipped out of focus. The
    soft ones didn't work at all, and I tried perhaps a dozen different pair
    (8 RGP, 3 or 4 soft). The same fitter got my friend's bifocal RGPs
    right on the first try :-(
    The Real Bev, May 14, 2004
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  3. AN

    LarryDoc Guest

    Yes, there are both soft and RGP lenses for your needs. My personal
    experience with fitting soft toric multifocals in your power range is
    that is difficult to achieve really good distance and near vision. But I
    dont have all the info to really understand your situation. If you have
    cornea toricity equal to your spectacle correction, then RGP multifocals
    would likely be a far better choice.

    The solution with the best chance of providing excellent vision is
    single vision contact lenses (RGP or soft) with progressive addition or
    near/intermediate eyeglasses worn simultaneously as needed.

    Did you give the monovision system a couple of weeks to "adapt"? Is the
    near lens in your non-dominant eye?

    I hope that helps.


    Dr. Larry Bickford, O.D.
    Family Practice Eye Health & Vision Care

    The Eyecare Connection
    larrydoc at eye-care-contacts dot com (remove -)
    LarryDoc, May 15, 2004
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