2. January 2016 13:35
Patients with considerable levels of corneal toricity and refractive errors requiring lenses with a high cylinder power often have problems finding contact lenses that would correct their vision properly. Fortunately, a number of laboratories offer bitoric rigid gas permeable contact lenses, which can provide both excellent vision and fantastic comfort.
The problem with fitting such patients is usually connected with calculating appropriate parameters which would result in optimal correction. This issue can be solved with the use of toric calculators developed by Dr Thomas Quinn and Dr Robert Mandell.
Apart from tools aiding eye care practitioners in calculating the correct toric powers, the experts’ have developed their own sets of recommendations regarding the most effective approaches to fitting patients with complex astigmatism, ensuring that such patients can enjoy clear and stable vision without any lens-related discomfort.
All eye care practitioners interested in fitting patients with bitoric rigid gas permeable contact lenses can find the above-mentioned calculators as well as Dr Quinn’s and Dr Mandell’s recommendations on a special website prepared by the GP Lens Institute.