Surgery to treat cataracts is an outpatient procedure where an eye surgeon removes the clouded natural lens and replaces it with an artificial lens. Traditionally, the surgeon implants a monofocal artificial lens, commonly called an "intraocular lens" (IOL). If you have astigmatism, however, you may still experience blurred and distorted vision because a standard IOL cannot correct corneal astigmatism. To achieve quality distance vision with a standard IOL, you may still require eyeglasses, contact lneses, or further surgery.
If freedom from eyeglasses for distance vision is important to you, you now have a better option. The Toric lens provides significantly improved distance vision and may reduced the need for corrective lenses.
The Toric lens is a foldable, single-piece lens that an eye surgeon implants during cataract surgery to replace the clouded, natural lens. The design makes it possible to reduced or eliminate corneal astigmatism and significantly improve the uncorrected distance vision.