surgery lens implants will correct patients with long or short sight but
may not fully treat patients with significant astigmatism. They will
still require spectacle correction at both near and distance
Astigmatism is an optical defect in which vision is blurred due to an irregular curvature of the cornea or lens. The two types of astigmatism are regular and irregular.
Although mild astigmatism may be asymptomatic, higher degrees of astigmatism may cause symptoms such as blurry vision, squinting, fatigue, or headaches.
A 'toric' surface resembles a section of the surface of a Rugby ball. This optical shape gives rise to astigmatism in the eye
The use of a Toric
lens implant can correct this, but they are more expensive than a standard lens
so will increase the price of surgery. We will discuss at your appointment if
this lens would benefit you.