Kutryb Eye Institute offers AcrySof® IQ TORIC
Say Goodbye to Cataracts and Astigmatism
For cataract patients with astigmatism, successful cataract surgery is only half the battle for regaining quality vision.
Until recently, the only viable vision correction options for astigmatism correction after cataract surgery were eyeglasses or contact lenses, both of which are not only inconvenient in terms of lifestyle but can also be expensive over your lifetime.
The AcrySof® Toric Intraocular Lens (IOL) is an advanced technology that now makes it possible to correct the cataracts clouding your vision AND the corneal astigmatism distorting your vision — all at the same time.
Who is AcroySof IQ Toric lenses for?
Many patients have been forced to wear glasses for most of their lives because of astigmatism. A normal cornea is more rounded similar to a basketball, light rays pass through, bend toward the center and focus on one spot. Patients with astigmatism do not experience quality distance vision, unfortunately the shape of their cornea is more curved such as a football, with both a flatter and steeper surface. When light rays pass through an astigmatic eye , vision becomes distorted.
Toric lens implants are designed for individuals with significant astigmatism who would like to reduce their dependence on glasses after cataract surgery. These lenses are highly effective at reducing astigmatism and most patients, after surgery, can function well for distance activities without glasses. These lens implants do not provide near focus and reading glasses are still needed for viewing at near after surgery.
If you depend upon eyeglasses, you may have experienced the inconvenience of not being able to find your glasses when you really need them. Glasses are easily lost or damaged. The more active you are , the more glasses can sometimes interfere with your lifestyle.
If freedom from glasses for distance vision is important to you , you now have a better option. The unique design of the Acrysof Toric lens provides significantly improved distance vision and may reduce the need for corrective lenses after surgery. The vast majority of Dr. Kutryb’s patients once receiving the Acrysof toric lens, only require reading glasses for up close work. A wonderful trade off compared to requiring glasses all of the time.