CLToday Fitting Tip of the Month

December 2003

Contact Lenses Today® is edited by Dr. Joseph T. Barr and the staff of Contact Lens Spectrum.

Trouble Shooting Soft Toric Lens Malfunction
Use your retinoscope to help you determine whether irregular soft toric lens flexure is the cause of poor visual performance not improvable with overrefraction. You can often detect a lens that is too steep by looking for an irregular retinoscopy reflex in the inferior central portion of the pupil that improves immediately after a blink (Assuming that the retinoscopy reflex is clear when the patient isn't wearing the lens). If this is the case, then order a flatter base curve or a thinner lens design.
--Ronald Watanabe, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Boston, Mass.

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