CLToday Fitting Tip of the Month

April 2005

Contact Lenses Today® is edited by Dr. Joseph T. Barr and the staff of Contact Lens Spectrum. This week, CLToday® reaches more than 10,000 readers in 74 countries.

Toric Soft Lens Tip
On occasion, a patient will report frequent blurred vision while reading with his toric lenses. The majority of the time, the patient is wearing a lens that uses prism ballast for rotational stability. While reading in down gaze, the lower lid affects the prism ballasting, causing the lens to rotate.
Using a lens with a dual thin zone or new Accelerated Stabilization Design may eliminate this unwanted rotation in down gaze.
-- Sean Powell, O.D.
Lenexa, Kans.

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