The correction of astigmatism with soft contact lenses

Ophthalmol Clin North Am. 2003 Sep;16(3):353-8, vi. doi: 10.1016/s0896-1549(03)00046-4.


Soft contact lens correction for astigmatism has made significant advances over the last 20 years. Soft toric tinted lenses, disposables lenses, and bifocal lenses are now available at lower costs with greater reproducibility, enhanced parameters, and better comfort. Because of these innovations and significant design changes, a greater percentage of astigmatic patients are being treated with soft toric lenses than before.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Astigmatism / physiopathology
  • Astigmatism / therapy*
  • Contact Lenses, Hydrophilic*
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Prosthesis Fitting