Astigmatism is common condition that occurs when the natural surface and curvature of the eye is misshapen. If you have cataracts and astigmatism, you’ve probably worn glasses for a long time. Thankfully though, due to today’s technology, there are options for people who wish to be rid of their glasses for distance vision. With Toric Lenses you can treat both astigmatism and cataracts at once. Toric Lenses offer patients the best possible chance to see clearly in the distance without the aid of glasses.
There are two big things to keep in mind when considering Toric Lenses for astigmatism. The first is that a Toric Lense usually will not eliminate the need for glasses entirely. Although you should be able to see clearly at a distance when partaking in activities like driving, golfing, or watching T.V., you will probably still need glasses for near activities like reading. The second is that this highly advanced lens implant is not fully covered by Medicare or most private insurance companies. Some out-of-pocket expenses will need to be expected when undergoing a Toric Lense implant. If you are tired of being weighed down by glasses for distance vision, call Greenwood Eye for a consultation.