Toric contact lenses for dry eyes?

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by Paula Sims, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. Paula Sims

    Paula Sims Guest

    Hello all,
    I have fairly dry eyes but have had great luck with the Focus N&D's and
    the Aquify solution. However, I do need the toric lenses for my
    astigmatism. I've tried the Acuvue Advanced but after about 4 hours they
    dried out horribly no matter how many drops I put in. With the N&D's I
    can go all day without needing eye drops. I've also tried the Optix but
    those weren't great either.

    My question is whether there are any very low water content torics
    either currently on the market or coming out soon. Focus is 24% and that
    seems to be the only type that I can wear. Although I kept hearing that
    Focus will be coming out with a toric "soon", my eye doctor said that
    they won't be coming out with a toric version.

    Any help would be appreciated.


    Paula Sims, Jul 7, 2005
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  2. Paula Sims

    LarryDoc Guest

    Water content is not the issue, or at least not the sole issue, so
    looking for a low water content lens is not the right approach. I'd
    suggest Proclear Compatible Toric if is available in your rx. The
    material tends to do quite well for those with less than desirable tear
    reservoir. There are a few toric lenses made of hioxifilcon which also
    do well.

    A good guess for Focus N&D toric is end of year. Purevision toric might
    be available as soon as September (dates for USA availability.) Ask your
    doctor to keep asking the silicone-hydrogel manufacturers for torics.
    Maybe they'll get that there's a market for it --- that would be the
    driving force to get them to move forward.

    LB, O.D.
    LarryDoc, Jul 8, 2005
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