My 1 yr old son wears silsoft +29 contacts due to bilateral cataract for the last year. They are now floating off of the center of his eye. My question is when Contacts are normally fitted is it customary for the PO to use a handheld karotometer for cornea measurements to help determine the steepness and size of the contact and prescription?
One of the wonderful things about silicone lenses is that keratometry is not needed. The fit is judged in other ways (usually be a drop of dye on the eye). Some movement off the cornea is normal and often not a concern.
Alex V. Levin, MD, MHSc, FRCSC
Chair, Scientific Advisory Board
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Article ID: 37
Last updated: 29 Aug, 2017