Opticalc Toric Contact Lens Calculator will help you improve your fitting skills when prescribing soft contact lenses.

Given a patient's refraction and vertex distance, it will tell you their ocular refraction corrected for vertex distance.

It then provides a recommended spherical contact lens power based on the patient's spherocylindrical refraction.

If you have a mislocating toric contact lens, Opticalc can tell you by how much the lens is mislocating, and suggest a new lens to order.

Once you enter the power of the patient's contact lens and the spectacle over-refraction, Opticalc will tell you by how much the lens
is rotating, and recommend the correct lens power to order.

Opticalc allows you to work in varying precision in both power and axis, depending on the parameter availability of the lens you are working with.

Use Opticalc to minimise the number of reorders required for your toric patients, make your initial lens selection for your sperical
patients more accurate, or use it to confirm that the lenses provided from the lab are correct.

Features freeform script entry. For example, entering "50" will automatically convert to "+0.50", entering -650 will automatically convert to "-6.50". Cyl powers are assumed to be minus, for example, entering "75" into a cyl power will be converted to "-0.75".

Also includes an Apple Watch app as a free bonus. The Apple Watch app is a stand-alone mini-version of the toric calculator. Enter the scripts and perform the calculations all from your wrist!

Please note that some contact lens calculators give incorrect answers. Opticalc uses the same calculations as can be found on this web page: --- Unfortunately, this page seems to have now disappeared.

What’s New

Version 2.4

- Fixed a bug in the display of the Contact Lens + Over-Refraction apparent rotation which was showing the wrong way. I blame the coreolis force being backwards in the Northern Hemisphere.
- Fixed a bug where the calculations didn't update immediately after entering a new subjective refraction. No excuse.
- Fixed a bug where the Watch app would crash upon start. I blame watchOS 5 for changing something, and Apple for making it so hard to test Apple Watch apps.

- Watch app can now run independently of iPhone app.
- Dark Mode support on iOS 13. Looks really good on this app!

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Tay Grime ,

Watch app not working

Watch app opening then goes black. Tried to contact developer but gives me an error. Will update stars if this gets fixed. Purchased Burke to support developer but not happy when I got to use on my watch

Developer Response ,

Hi Tay
Sorry, I'm aware of that issue and will try to fix it when I can.

New Optician Generation ,

Clean and nice

Fast calculation and saves time.

nick-n-deb ,

Two thumbs up

Perfect contact lens app for getting a starting point on a new contact lens fit. Developer was very easy to contact and answered all my questions in a timely manner. Highly recommend.

App Privacy

The developer, Optical Directions Consulting, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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