Toric lens implants are used to correct astigmatism, an optical irregularity caused by a football shaped curvature or the cornea. Astigmatism may occur in varying degrees in each eye, and can be present in addition to myopia, hyperopia and presbyopia. For those with uncorrected astigmatism, images will look blurry, and sometimes shadowed. Astigmatism is very common.
Toric lens implants have been providing those with astigmatism a way to correct astigmatism without glasses or contacts. This creates less hassle, and glasses or contacts will no longer interfere with things such as driving and physical activity. If you have astigmatism, you understand how frustrating it can be to deal with blurry vision when trying to carry out every day activities.
A great thing about toric lenses is that they can be used to replace a cataract-affected natural lens. If you have astigmatism, and you also need a cataract removed, you can correct both conditions at once using the toric lens implant. Our doctors at Eye Institute of West Florida are highly experienced in lens implants, and want to make sure you are making the best decision possible for your vision.
If you have astigmatism and you are tired of the hassle of glasses and contacts, call us to schedule an appointment. One of our great doctors will examine your eyes to determine which method of correction best suits you! Don't wait, take back your vision today at the Eye Institute of West Florida!