Vision with disposable toric contact lenses and daily-wear toric contact lenses

Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 1998 Jan;18(1):66-74. doi: 10.1016/s0275-5408(97)00040-9.


The study compared the vision, the use and evaluation criteria in a group of students with corrective daily-wear toric contact lenses and disposable toric contact lenses, in order to ascertain which of the two optical systems is more advantageous. We fitted 114 subjects with daily-wear and disposable lenses to be worn for 12 months, one type of lens in one eye and the other type in the fellow eye. The results reveal no significant differences between the two systems in terms of visual acuity attained; both lenses centred well and were comfortable. Nevertheless, the deposits were significantly greater in the daily-wear lenses. The ocular reactions were less with the disposable toric lenses. In conclusion, the disposable lenses led to fewer deposits and less ocular reactions, but are limited in parameters. However, both optical systems were appropriate for correcting for astigmatism, and provided good visual acuity.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Astigmatism / therapy*
  • Contact Lenses, Hydrophilic* / adverse effects
  • Cornea / pathology
  • Disposable Equipment
  • Equipment Contamination
  • Eyelids / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pupil
  • Refraction, Ocular
  • Vision, Ocular*
  • Visual Acuity