Astigmatism and soft toric lenses 
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 Astigmatism and soft toric lenses

Has anyone had a good experience with astigmatism and soft toric lenses?
I've got -1.75/-1.5 at 110 and 50 degrees respectively. The Right (110
degrees) lens appears stable enough, the left (50 degrees) wanders all over
the place.

My optometrist said astigmatisms closer to the horizontal are harder to
correct with toric lenses and only a handful of manufacturers are brave
enough to attempt making such lenses.

I had a pair of CibaVision Focus Toric lenses, they were hopeless, now I've
got a pair of Hydron torics and they're slightly better (+ much easier to
insert/remove!) but nowhere near stable enough for my liking.

I don't tolerate one eye being less clear than the other very well.

Does anyone have experience with this? Am I hoping for the impossible
because the trial pairs of lenses and the appointments are getting a bit
costly - I'm at the point where I'm about ready to abandon it as a lost
cause unless someone with a similar errors to mine can tell me of a success.

Please don't recommend me to have LASIK because I would rather wear glasses
all my life. I will not have LASIK until eye transplants are viable.

Adam



Fri, 18 Jan 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Astigmatism and soft toric lenses


I have a very similar problem.

From what I've experienced and heard, soft torics are a pain in the a**,
especially for cylinders over -1.50.

I tried durasoft 3 toric 3-4 years ago. My rx then was -1.25 ax 180,
both eyes(now is -2.00 ax 180), meaning that it's a cylinder very easy
to correct. But those contacts sucked!!! The optics was extremly
unstable, the lenses got dry after few hours of wear, the visual aquity
was bad.

I am considering to try RGP contact lenses. They correct the astigmatism
extremly well masking the corneal curvature. That gives you PERFECT
vision. it is irelevant if the contact turns around because it is
spherical not toric as the soft lenses are. There is no need to look for
that axis marker for 20 minutes....there is no marker at all.

BTW I'm a young guy (18), there are some studies which conclude that
wearing RGP's slow down or even stop the progression of myopia and
astigmatism (any comments about this???).

So I would recomend you to try RGP's ( i know i will in 3-4 weeks).
good luck

Mojsej

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Fri, 18 Jan 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Astigmatism and soft toric lenses
I have very severe myopia (-13 and -15, plus a lot of astigmatism and
prism).  I had luck with Coopervision (I think the model was Hydrosofts,
or something like that).  I am trying RGP's now.  After getting
solutions that I was not sensitive to, they are ok.  I am dealing with
trying to get enough prism correction into one of the lenses, but
outside of that I am happy with RGP's.  The vision is crisp.  I even
slept in them for about 2 hours Sunday.  (They are technically extended
wear, even though I don't wear them as that).  The lenses felt better
after waking than before sleeping!  Weird experience.  I liked the soft
torics I had, but one of my eyes got 2 diopters worse in one year, so we
are trying to limit that progression with the RGP's.  You will hear
different theories on whether the rigid lens will slow the myopia.  My
experience in the past, talking with others and reading others'
experiences, I think it does help.

-Andy

Quote:

> Has anyone had a good experience with astigmatism and soft toric lenses?
> I've got -1.75/-1.5 at 110 and 50 degrees respectively. The Right (110
> degrees) lens appears stable enough, the left (50 degrees) wanders all over
> the place.

> My optometrist said astigmatisms closer to the horizontal are harder to
> correct with toric lenses and only a handful of manufacturers are brave
> enough to attempt making such lenses.

> I had a pair of CibaVision Focus Toric lenses, they were hopeless, now I've
> got a pair of Hydron torics and they're slightly better (+ much easier to
> insert/remove!) but nowhere near stable enough for my liking.

> I don't tolerate one eye being less clear than the other very well.

> Does anyone have experience with this? Am I hoping for the impossible
> because the trial pairs of lenses and the appointments are getting a bit
> costly - I'm at the point where I'm about ready to abandon it as a lost
> cause unless someone with a similar errors to mine can tell me of a success.

> Please don't recommend me to have LASIK because I would rather wear glasses
> all my life. I will not have LASIK until eye transplants are viable.

> Adam



Sat, 19 Jan 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Astigmatism and soft toric lenses
BTW Andrew, which brand of RGP's are you trying?

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Sat, 19 Jan 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Astigmatism and soft toric lenses
Adam,

After more than 5 years in a comfortable and clear spherical lens, I
recently went to 4 different doctors trying to find a toric lens that
was also both comfortable and would stay in focus. I suggest that you
have to find a doctor that has good experience and patience fitting
toric lenses. I also found a significant difference between brands of
lenses, but there is no overall best brand. You have to find what
works best for you.

Tad

On Mon, 2 Aug 1999 22:41:05 +1200, "Adam Rosner"

Quote:

>Has anyone had a good experience with astigmatism and soft toric lenses?
>I've got -1.75/-1.5 at 110 and 50 degrees respectively. The Right (110
>degrees) lens appears stable enough, the left (50 degrees) wanders all over
>the place.

>My optometrist said astigmatisms closer to the horizontal are harder to
>correct with toric lenses and only a handful of manufacturers are brave
>enough to attempt making such lenses.

>I had a pair of CibaVision Focus Toric lenses, they were hopeless, now I've
>got a pair of Hydron torics and they're slightly better (+ much easier to
>insert/remove!) but nowhere near stable enough for my liking.

>I don't tolerate one eye being less clear than the other very well.

>Does anyone have experience with this? Am I hoping for the impossible
>because the trial pairs of lenses and the appointments are getting a bit
>costly - I'm at the point where I'm about ready to abandon it as a lost
>cause unless someone with a similar errors to mine can tell me of a success.

>Please don't recommend me to have LASIK because I would rather wear glasses
>all my life. I will not have LASIK until eye transplants are viable.

>Adam



Sun, 20 Jan 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 
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