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If you have cataracts as well as an astigmatism, new premium lens implant options are available to help minimize or even eliminate your dependence on eyeglasses after cataract surgery. A Toric lens is a lens with different optical power and focal length in two orientations perpendicular to each other.  Toric lenses are used in intraocular lenses to correct astigmatism during cataract surgery.  Astigmatism is a common condition that can make your vision distorted.  The distortion is because the eye’s cornea or lens has an irregular shape, usually slightly oval instead of the preferred round shape.  Patients with moderate or high degree of astigmatism almost always experience blurry vision unless the astigmatism is corrected.  This is done with corrective lenses before cataract surgery.  When you have cataract surgery, you can have your astigmatism permanently improved by choosing a Toric lens implant.   A Toric IOL restores focus to the eye by correcting preexisting astigmatism using the same technology that has been successful in contact lenses.  The Toric lens is clinically proven to significantly reduce astigmatism, therefore improving your visual outcome after cataract surgery.                  

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