Contact lenses for Astigmastism

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by Nite Rider, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. Nite Rider

    Nite Rider Guest


    I have tried quite a few contact lenses for astigmatism. B&L Softlens
    66, Vertex Toric, Aspect Vision Care toric 55, CooperVision Preference
    Toric, CooperVision Frequency 55, and some no name that has serial
    number 924552508400 and BL121(3).

    My perscription is 0 spherical in both eyes, and -2.25 cylindrical in
    the left eye, -2.75 cylindrical in the right eye. All of these contact
    lenses with the exception of one (forgot which one but the lens is
    puckered out a lot at the pupil) simply rotate in my eye and focus
    rarely. The one that did work caused halos and edge glare due to a
    small optic zone.

    I have just ordered acuvue advance for astigmatism lenses for trial,
    has anyone had any experiance with them.

    Does anyone know any other lenses that I should try? From experience
    doctors really could care less once they take my money, I am now going
    to my second one.

    Nite Rider
    Nite Rider, Jul 14, 2006
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    Charles Guest

    I'm not a doctor, but based on my experience, I'd sure give RGP (rigid
    gas permeable, i.e. "hard") contacts a try. They blow away my
    astigmatism with no toric, so no rotation issues. I can't say whether
    your level of astigmatism would require toric RGP or not, I've heard
    different stories from different sources.

    I'd suggest seeking a doctor who specializes in contacts or RGP, since
    some docs know more than others in this area.

    Charles, Jul 14, 2006
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    drfrank21 Guest

    I disagree totally- the majority of my colleagues are very
    caring. It's more of a situation where the provider
    starts to run out of ideas after trying so many cl's
    and frustration from both sides emerge. For some
    patients there might be only one contact lens that
    might work.

    If the problem is due to rotation, trying a steeper
    base curve, such as the Hydrosoft toric (bc 8.3) or
    the Proclear tailor made toric (8.0 bc) may work
    for you.

    drfrank21, Jul 15, 2006
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    KeithF40 Guest

    I currently wear Acuvue Advanced for Asthigmatism in one of my eyes but
    I dont know what my level of asthigmatism is. The lens is adequete for
    me but I do notice sometime that it is a little blurry possibly do to
    rotation. Hopefully you will get the results that you want. I know
    first person that asthigmatism is a pain.
    KeithF40, Jul 16, 2006
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