Rotating contact lense during sports

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by Milkbone, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. Milkbone

    Milkbone Guest

    I have recently started wearing soft toric contact lenses for sports
    activities (swimming and running) after 25 years of wearing glasses.

    I have astigmatism in both eyes:
    Right: SPH -5.5 CYL -0.75
    Left: SPH -3.5 CYL -1.75

    When putting the lenses in I see very good in both eyes. As soon as I
    start doing some physical activity (could even be a light walk) the
    left lense rotates out of position and vision is blurry in that eye.
    The right eye is always good.
    After the activity, but not immediately (could take 1-2 hours), the
    lense rotates back and I see fine again.

    I've gone through different axis (trying to compensate for the
    rotation) and different lenses - the results are always the same. I've
    also tried putting in a tearing agent - before the activity it does
    not help, after it helps it settle quicker.

    Are there any ideas on how to better this situation?
    Milkbone, Feb 20, 2004
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  2. Milkbone

    Neil_Brooks Guest

    I'm a definite layman, but was a toric contact lens wearer for years.
    In my experience, the proper fit makes _all_ the difference in how
    well these lenses perform during activity (I'm very active myself).

    I think the torics can use either 'truncation' or 'ballast' to
    maintain centration. There are some great OD's on this group who can
    give you far better information than I on what the fit parameters are
    and what your OD may want to look for.

    Best of luck!

    Neil_Brooks, Feb 21, 2004
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