One of the newest and leading technologies in the field of laser vision correction is the AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL, or the Toric Lens. With an innovative design, the Toric lens treats both visual performance and astigmatism. This unique design offers patients the best opportunity for independent distance vision and improved vision quality. Like the ReSTOR®, the Toric lens reduces aberrations, which is the inability to focus light at a single point causing a blurred image, within the eye. A patient who has both a cataract and corneal astigmatism may not regain high-quality distance vision after cataract surgery unless the astigmatism is also corrected. After surgery, reading glasses are still required in patients over the age of 40-45 or when the need for reading glasses occurs.
Because of its shape and flexibility, the Toric can be folded prior to placement, needing only a smaller incision than the diameter of the lens for insertion.
The AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL is one of the latest innovations in laser vision correction. Call today for a consultation with one of our seven Toric specialized ophthalmic surgeons.