Toric lens implants have advanced technology which allows about 94% of patients who have astigmatism to see clearly at distance without glasses after cataract surgery. Astigmatism is a common focusing error where the cornea is shaped somewhat more like a football, than perfectly round like a basketball. Most patients with astigmatism depend on glasses or contact lenses to see clearly.
Traditional or monofocal lens implants correct for nearsightedness or farsightedness. However, they do not correct for astigmatism. Patients who have astigmatism and have Cataract Surgery with a traditional or monofocal lens implant are dependent on glasses after surgery for clear vision. A toric lens implant corrects for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, reducing or eliminating the need for glasses after surgery for distance. The precise implant shape and accurate surgical placement provides excellent postoperative vision for distance.
To find out if you are a candidate for a toric lens implant , contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. George Khouri.