Should I get toric lenses for cataract surgery?
Research has shown that toric lenses produce excellent visual results after cataract surgery and can correct astigmatism more effectively than limbal relaxing incisions.
What is a toric lens used for?
Toric contact lenses correct for astigmatism issues that arise from a different curvature of the cornea or lens in your eye (referred to as regular astigmatism, corneal astigmatism or lenticular astigmatism).
Is a toric lens worth the cost?
Conclusions: Toric IOLs reduce lifetime economic costs by reducing the need for glasses or contact lenses following cataract removal. These results can inform physicians and patients regarding the value of toric IOLs in the treatment of cataract and preexisting astigmatism.
What is the difference between toric lenses and regular lenses?
The main difference between these and regular lenses is the design. Regular lenses have just one power, but toric lenses have two: one for distance vision and one for astigmatism. … Toric lens fittings are usually longer than regular lens fittings.
Will I need glasses after toric lenses?
You’ll still need reading glasses for close-up tasks like reading, but many Toric IOL patients are thrilled to go from needing to wear glasses or contacts all the time, to just needing glasses or contacts for close up tasks.
Why are my toric lenses blurry?
A: Sometimes blurry vision up close in a young contact lens wearer is simply caused by dry eyes. … And if your eyes get dry when wearing toric soft contacts for astigmatism, this can cause the lenses to rotate out of alignment when looking at things up close, causing focusing problems.
What happens after toric lens implant?
What to expect after Toric Lens implant? Expect to return to the office the same day or next day of your cataract eye surgery for a post-op appointment and then several more times after that. The Toric IOL (intraocular lens) corrects astigmatism and far vision may be better if the astigmatism is corrected.
How do I know if I need toric lenses?
People with mild to moderate corneal astigmatism, low levels of other refractive errors, and generally good eye health are good candidates for toric lenses. Downsides include the lenses’ mobility in the eyes, which can make vision blurry or inconsistent. Toric lenses are also more expensive than regular contact lenses.
How long does it take to get used to toric lenses?
10 to 12 days
Do you still need to wear glasses after cataract surgery?
Cataract surgeons recommend being patient and waiting for your eyes to fully heal before being fitted for a new pair of glasses. Because most IOLs used in cataract surgery can only provide clear distance or clear near vision, you will need glasses to correct for whatever the lens doesn’t provide.
Can cataract surgery give you 20 20 Vision?
Will I see 20/20? Your vision after cataract surgery depends on: How advanced your cataracts were. What type of intraocular lens, or IOL, you chose.
Can a toric lens be replaced?
But if there is a problem with the intraocular lens (IOL) used during your procedure or some other type of cataract surgery complication develops, certain aspects of the surgery can be adjusted or redone. This includes repositioning the IOL or removing it and replacing it with a different lens.
Why are toric lenses so expensive?
For these reasons, getting fitted with toric contact lenses typically costs more than a regular contact lens exam and fitting. Because they have a more complex design, the cost of replacement toric contact lenses is higher than the cost of regular (spherical) soft contacts.
Do you have to wear toric lenses if you have astigmatism?
Turns out that wearing a toric contact lens to correct astigmatism may actually make your vision worse. You might have a better result with regular contacts. You may not need toric contacts for astigmatism.