Toric Lens Options
Toric Lens Options at Spectrum Eye
Astigmatism is when the light rays entering the eye do not meet at the same point, which results in blurred or distorted vision. The cause of this conditional is typically an abnormally shaped cornea and is corrected by a cylindrical (toric) eyeglass or contact lens. Toric IOLs now give patients the benefit of clear distance vision after cataract surgery. AcrySof® reduces astigmatism, for increased spectacle-independent distance vision and high patient satisfaction.
AcrySof ®Toric lens is a better option for quality distance vision. Surgery to treat cataracts is an outpatient procedure where an eye surgeon removes the clouded natural lens and replaces it with an artificial lens. Traditionally, the surgeon implants a monofocal artificial lens, commonly called an “intraocular lens” (IOL).
If you have astigmatism, however, you may still experience blurred and distorted vision because a standard IOL cannot correct corneal astigmatism. To achieve quality distance vision with a standard IOL, you may still require eyeglasses, contact lenses, or further surgery.
If freedom from eyeglasses for distance vision is important to you, you now have a better option. The unique design of the AcrySof® Toric lens provides significantly improved distance vision and may reduce the need for corrective lenses.
Discuss with your doctor if you are a candidate for the AcrySof® Toric IOL and potential risks and benefits.