Like multifocal lenses, toric lenses can provide clearer vision after cataract surgery, reducing your need for corrective glasses. Toric lenses are a type of intraocular lens (IOL)that can benefit patients with astigmatism, which can severely hinder vision. When cataracts are accompanied by astigmatism, the implantation of toric lenses can remedy both problems.
The eye doctors at Fishman & Sheridan eyeCare Specialists will work with you to determine whether your best option after cataract surgery is toric lenses. Serving Eustis, Leesburg, Clermont, and all surrounding Lake County areas, we offer the most advanced artificial lens treatments for cataract patients. Please contact us to make an appointment.
The Placement and Benefits of Toric Lenses
Toric lenses are implanted via a tiny incision in the eye during cataract surgery. The objective is to give patients who suffer from both cataracts and astigmatism the opportunity to experience clear, functional vision – possibly even without the use of glasses. Toric lenses are the only intraocular implants that also target astigmatism in patients. This is a huge benefit for cataract surgery patients who would still need glasses or contact lenses if they received non-toric lenses. The implantation of toric lenses is a safe and effective way to correct both cataracts and astigmatism.
Astigmatism is a visual impairment that occurs when the cornea or lens of the eye is not spherical, as is common, but rather is more oblong or oval-shaped. This can cause different levels of distortion in vision, from blurriness to warped vision. It is a frequent eye malady in the United States. Astigmatism can be corrected through the surgical implantation of a toric lens.
Contact Us to Learn More about Toric Lenses
Only a skilled ophthalmologist can give you all the information you need about IOLs, including toric lenses. Our Leesburg, Eustis, and Clermont eye doctors are on hand to give you the best vision care available. Contact our eye care offices today!