Toric Lens Implants & Astigmatism

Toric lens implants are a type of lens implant that can correct astigmatism after cataract surgery. Astigmatism is an optical aberration that is caused by the cornea being shaped more like a football than a baseball. For cataract patients who have astigmatism, and who do not wish to wear eyeglasses to see clearly at a distance, choosing a toric lens implant can help them be independent of glasses for tasks such as driving that require clear distance vision. Toric lens implants do not always correct presbyopia, and thus even with toric lens implants to correct astigmatism after cataract surgery, most patients still require reading glasses or bifocals to be able to comfortably perform near vision tasks such as reading and intermediate vision tasks such as computer work. If you have a considerable amount of astigmatism, your cataract surgeon at Baltimore Washington Eye Center will discuss toric lens implants with you, as they may be a good option for providing you with the best possible vision without needing eyeglasses to see at distance after your cataract surgery.

If you decide to have a toric lens implant, our staff will make sure to review your questions and fully explain any additional fees related to the toric lens implant for which you might be responsible. Medicare and most insurance plans cover the cost of the cataract surgery, the surgical facility fee for cataract surgery, and the surgical fee for cataract surgery, but not the cost of the toric lens and its implantation. Our staff will be pleased to review any costs as well arrange easy affordable monthly payments to fit your budget, should you and your doctor decide that the multifocal lens is the best choice.

Patients in need of astigmatism correcting toric lens implants (IOL) for vision correction after cataract surgery in the greater Baltimore or Washington, D.C area can learn more by calling Baltimore Washington Eye Center at 800-495-3937 to schedule a convenient appointment.