Toric Lense Problems

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by ssblood, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. ssblood

    ssblood Guest

    I've been to several providers and have yet to find one that can fit
    me with a toric lense that does not rotate. I have had some that were
    great for a little while then they just went blurry. Are some people
    just unable to wear them?
    ssblood, Sep 9, 2004
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  2. ssblood

    Dom Guest

    According to a recent study, the best fitting toric soft disposable CLs are:
    · Biomedics (OSA)
    · Frequency XL (Coopervision Hydron)
    · Soflens 66 Toric (B&L)

    These products may have different names in different countries.

    If none of these work, you could get a custom soft toric made
    (unfortunately not disposable) which they can make specially to really
    be stable for your eyes.

    Choose one provider who you trust and stick with them, give him/her a
    chance to work it out... it may take a few goes.

    If a lens is great for a while then goes blurry that suggests drying may
    be an issue. Maybe try some artificial tears during CL wear?

    Dom, Sep 9, 2004
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  3. ssblood

    ssblood Guest

    I have the Softlens 66 right now and they are probally they worst out
    of the 4 I have. I just moved to Nashville so I need to find a new
    doctor down here. The best lenses I have tried so far are some that
    are marked just "Toric Contact Lenses".
    ssblood, Sep 11, 2004
  4. ssblood

    Dom Guest

    OK so you have tried 4 types unsuccessfully, including one type which I use
    regularly and know to be pretty good (Softlens 66 Toric)... time to think
    outside the square... as an experiment, try using artificial tears every
    hour for a few days... if your vision remains stable then you'll know that
    dryness is (was!) your problem, rather than the type of lens. Also look at
    your environment for anything that may dry your eyes (& lenses) out... e.g
    airconditioning, wind, dust, smoke etc; even staring at a computer can do
    it. Use the drops a LOT for a couple of days to see if they help.

    Other options are custom soft toric, or RGP. Do you know how much cylinder
    (astigmatism) you have?

    Dom, Sep 11, 2004
  5. ssblood

    ssblood Guest

    I just got 4 this time around. The Cooper Frequency 55 say -3.25
    -2.25 x040 on the Right and -3.00 -2.25 x160 on the Left.
    ssblood, Sep 11, 2004
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