In a poll fielded on the Optometry Times website, we asked ODs at what amount of cylinder they prescribed soft toric contact lenses.
A total of 462 responses were tallied. The multiple-choice poll answers included:
• 0.75 D
• 1.25 D
• 1.75 D
• 2.25 D
• I don’t fit them at all
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Some 75 percent of respondents start fitting toric contact lenses when the patient exhibits 0.75 D of cylinder.
About a quarter of respondents—23 percent—don’t reach for torics until the patient exhibits 1.25 D of cylinder.
Only 4 percent of respondents wait for higher cylinder to go the toric route: 2 percent fit at 1.75 D and 2 percent fit at 2.25 D.
No one chose the response of not fitting toric contact lenses at all.
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