Visual outcome of Soflens Daily Disposable and Soflens Daily Disposable for Astigmatism in subjects with low astigmatism

Hie Hua Wong, Sin Wan Cheung, Jessie Charm

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Purpose: To compare the visual outcome of Soflens Daily Disposables and Soflens Daily Disposable for Astigmatism (Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, NY, USA) when worn by subjects with low astigmatism. Methods: Forty-one subjects (aged 19 to 40years) with myopia between 0.50D to 6.00D and astigmatism not more than -1.25D in at least one eye were recruited and fitted with spherical and toric soft contact lenses in this double-masked, non-dispensing cross-over study. High and low contrast logMAR visual acuities were measured over the lenses. At the end of the study, each subject was asked to complete a questionnaire on vision, initial comfort and ease of handling of the two lens types. Results: Monocular and binocular high and low contrast logMAR visual acuities were significantly better with the toric lenses compared with the spherical lenses (p < 0.01). Results from the questionnaire showed a significantly higher grade for vision with the toric lenses than with the spherical lenses (p = 0.003) but no significant differences in initial comfort and ease of handling between spherical and toric lenses (p > 0.21). Conclusions: The results of the present study show that both subjective and objective vision in myopic subjects with low astigmatism improves significantly when corrected with toric lenses compared with spherical lenses. Clinical and Experimental Optometry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalClinical and Experimental Optometry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • Astigmatism
  • Contact lenses
  • Daily disposable
  • Soft contact lenses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry

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