ODs start fitting toric lenses at 0.75 D of cylinder

March 14, 2017

In a poll fielded on the Optometry Times website, we asked ODs at what amount of cylinder they prescribed soft toric contact lenses.

In a poll fielded on the Optometry Times website, we asked ODs at what amount of cylinder they prescribed soft toric contact lenses.

View the poll here

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.

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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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