Now soft toric contact lenses; silicone hydrogel lens for astigmatism

Radu, S.

Oftalmologia 50(1): 59-62

2006


ISSN/ISBN: 1220-0875
PMID: 16773940
Accession: 049717759

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Abstract
Soft toric contact lenses are a good alternative for the optical correction of astigmatism. They provide a wide visual field, quick adaptation process, negligible aniseikonia, together with enhanced comfort and reduced incidence of complications introduced by the lenses for frequent replacement. Still practitioners do not recommend them proactively and the satisfaction obtained by the patients is not high enough. This paper presents two recent studies that investigate the opinions of specialists and contact lens wearers and introduce a new contact lens, with an original design, born after 30 years of domination of only 2 modalities of rotational stabilization: prism ballast and dual thin zones. The lens is manufactured using a silicon-hydrogel material of 2-nd generation that provides sustained comfort and better oxygenation.