AcrySof® Toric Lens:
There is now a lens implant available for those individuals with astigmatism that have a cataract. The AcrySof lens implant can be used to clear the vision from the cataract while treating the astigmatism at the same time to restore good distance vision. Prior to the introduction of this lens surgeons would need to treat astigmatism in cataract patients with additional surgeries or patients would need to use glasses or contacts following the surgery. In order to know if you are a candidate for this lens, you would need a complete eye exam with Dr. Balin. Please contact our office at 413-584-6666 or 800-436-EYES (3937) to learn more about this advanced technology.