toric vs. standard soft lenses 
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 toric vs. standard soft lenses

I've had hard lenses (they hurt), soft lenses (didn't correct
astigmatism), and gas permeable (hurt just like hard lenses). Now I'm
considering contacts again and was wondering about the difference between
toric and standard soft lenses. Are they thicker, take more or less care,
will they really stay upgright and centered, and how much more expensive
are they than standard?

Any and all info and thoughts welcome

-Kelley-

Thomas Kelley Boylan



Wed, 16 Sep 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 toric vs. standard soft lenses

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Boylan) writes:

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 wondering about the difference between

Quote:
>toric and standard soft lenses. Are they thicker, take more or less
care,
>will they really stay upgright and centered, and how much more
expensive
>are they than standard?

Yes, some more than others; the same; yes; $5 to $100 more per lens,
depending on brands.

Bill



Wed, 16 Sep 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 toric vs. standard soft lenses

I've worn lenses for 25 years, starting with hard, thru gas perms, and
now toric soft, due to very dry eyes.  The clarity of vision with torics
is much better for me than regular soft lenses, although still not as
good as the gas perms were.  They do stay centered (if fit properly),
thickness varies, care is the same, and I don't remember the cost
difference.  My optometrist is very willing to trial runs at no extra
cost.

Good luck!



Thu, 17 Sep 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 toric vs. standard soft lenses

Quote:

>I've had hard lenses (they hurt), soft lenses (didn't correct
>astigmatism), and gas permeable (hurt just like hard lenses). Now I'm
>considering contacts again and was wondering about the difference between
>toric and standard soft lenses. Are they thicker, take more or less care,
>will they really stay upgright and centered, and how much more expensive
>are they than standard?
>Any and all info and thoughts welcome
>-Kelley-
>Thomas Kelley Boylan

I have worn all kinds of contacts; hard, gas perms, disposable soft,
daily wear soft and toric "planned replacement."  The toric are by FAR
my favorite (except for the price) as they are as confortable as
disposables and I could see as well as with hard lenses.  There is a
bit of movement of the lense when you blink, but not enough to not get
them.  They take a bit more extensive fitting, but once you have a
pair that is riding properly, I think you'll be pleased.  They are
thicker on one side so are much easier to care for than the flimsy
disposables.  I can't tell you about longevity though, I wore them
only 2 months.  There are so many variables with regard to price that
it's hard to say.  I figured they were comparable to the daily wear
soft lenses that had been lasting only 6 months, IF I could make the
planned replacement lenses last 6 months.  (per lens cost when
purchased in 6 pack for each eye, ie 12 lenses for $200 + $90 fitting
fee)


Tue, 22 Sep 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 
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