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Toric Lens Implants & Astigmatism

By Francis D'Ambrosio, Jr., M.D.

Toric lens implants are a type of lens implant that can correct astigmatism after cataract surgery. Astigmatism is an optical aberration that is caused by the cornea being shaped more like a football than a baseball. For cataract patients who have astigmatism, and who do not wish to wear eyeglasses to see clearly at a distance, choosing a toric lens implant can be one option that can help them be independent of glasses for tasks such as driving that require clear distance vision. Toric lens implants do not always correct presbyopia, and thus even with toric lens implants to correct astigmatism after cataract surgery, most patients still require reading glasses or bifocals to be able to comfortably perform near vision tasks such as reading and intermediate vision tasks such as computer work. If you have a considerable amount of astigmatism, your cataract surgeon at D'Ambrosio Eye Care will discuss toric lens implants with you, as they may be a good option for providing you with the best possible vision without needing eyeglasses to see at distance after your cataract surgery.

Patients in need of astigmatism correcting toric lens implants (IOL) for vision correction after cataract surgery can learn more by calling D'Ambrosio Eye Care at 800-325-3937 to schedule a convenient appointment.