Toric Intraocular Lens Implants
Astigmatism occurs when the front surface of the cornea, the dome-like clear window covering the iris and pupil, is not perfectly spherical. Lenses that correct for astigmatism are called “toric.”
Medicus Eye Group offers both the AcrySof toric lens implant and the Abbott Medical Optics Technis toric lens, both with designs proven to correct for both cataracts and astigmatism at the same time. Implanted in the eye to restore single-distance vision after cataract surgery, the toric lens provides both spherical and astigmatic correction. These lenses are ideal for patients who have been dependent on spectacles all of their life because of their astigmatism.
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The toric lens is designed to reduce corneal astigmatism and improve uncorrected functional distance vision. The toric lens offers these advantages over traditional lens implants:
- Correction of corneal astigmatism
- Enhanced clarity and quality of uncorrected distance vision.
- Rich, vibrant color perception
The toric lens is ideal for patients who wish to be corrected for distance vision and are comfortable wearing reading glasses for near vision. Because this lens does not offer the ability to accommodate or adjust one’s vision to varying distances, glasses would be required for near and intermediate tasks for people who have this implant.
The toric lens implant is also an excellent choice for those who drive a lot at night, as it delivers great clarity with minimal reports of glare or haloes under both bright and dim lighting conditions.
Multifocal Intraocular Lens
Multifocal intraocular lens technology is revolutionary in that it gives millions of people the opportunity to regain the vision they had when they were younger. For healthy, active adults, the limitations of poor vision from cataracts and presbyopia have had a negative effect on their lifestyle and daily activities. After a multifocal lens implant, they can now enjoy high-quality vision for all distances—near, far, and everything in between—without wearing bifocals or reading glasses in most situations.
Because of this advanced technology, people can expect high-quality vision for all of their daily activities, such as reading, traveling, knitting, using the computer, cooking, golfing, and driving—without wearing glasses. According to a clinical study, 90% of patients are able to function without glasses at all distances and nearly 9 out of 10 patients never wear glasses again.
Glare and/or rings around lights at night can be an issue with most any multifocal intraocular lens implant. For the vast majority of patients it is something they notice but it is not disabling. This tends to lessen over time and most people find it to be a non-issue.
There is a non-covered expense associated with these lenses that Medicare and third party insurers do not allow. Credit is available if you wish to pay the amount over time. Ask your Medicus ophthalmologist if this lens might be right for you!