AcrySof® and Staar Toric Lens
What are your options for correcting astigmatism?
If you depend upon eyeglasses, you may have experienced the inconvenience
of not being able to find your glasses when you really need them. Eyeglasses
are easily lost or damaged, expensive to replace, and inconvenient to
clean and maintain. The more active you are, the more eyeglasses interfere
with your lifestyle by complicating your participation in daily and recreational
Many people do not like the "look" of glasses and prefer another
type of vision correction, such as contact lenses. "Toric" contact
lenses designed to correct astigmatism are an option; however, some users
find them uncomfortable and experience difficulty in adjusting to wearing them.
There are several surgical options our eye surgeon may use to treat astigmatism,
such as LASIK laser vision correction, astigmatic keratotomy (AK), or
limbal relaxing incisions (LRI). However, if you are planning to have
eye surgery to remove a cataract, you now have an additional option...an
implantable lens that makes it possible to treat the cataract and correct
the corneal astigmatism at the same time. Our eye doctor will recommend
the option that is best for you. Cataracts and astigmatism cloud and blur vision.
Toric Lens: A better option for quality distance vision
Eye surgery to treat cataracts is an outpatient procedure where our eye
surgeon removes the clouded natural lens and replaces it with an artificial
lens. Traditionally, eye surgeons implant a monofocal artificial lens,
commonly called an "intraocular lens" (IOL). If you have astigmatism,
however, you may still experience blurred and distorted vision because
a standard IOL cannot correct corneal astigmatism. To achieve quality
distance vision with a standard IOL, you may still require eyeglasses,
contact lenses, or further surgery.
The unique design of the AcrySof® Toric lens provides significantly
improved distance vision and may reduce the need for corrective lenses.
If freedom from eyeglasses for distance vision is important to you, AcrySof®
Toric lens might be for you.
The STAAR Toric IOL is ideal for cataract patients with regular, pre-existing
astigmatism. It has been used safely and effectively in a countless number
What is the AcrySof® Toric IOL & STAAR?
The AcrySof® Toric lens is a foldable, singlepiece lens that our eye
surgeon implants during cataract surgery to replace the clouded lens.
The unique design of the AcrySof® Toric IOL makes it possible to reduce
or eliminate corneal astigmatism and significantly improve uncorrected
distance vision. AcrySof® Toric lens provides QUALITY distance vision,
independent of eyeglasses and contact lenses.
The AcrySof® Toric lens is made of the same biocompatible lens material
already successfully implanted in more than 25 million eyes since 1991.
The traditional replacement lens implanted when a cataract is removed
clears the vision, but cannot correct the astigmatism. Corrective eyewear
or additional eye surgery are needed to reduce blurring and distortion.
The STAAR Toric IOL is a revolutionary, single-piece foldable lens that
your surgeon implants in your eye during cataract surgery. It is specially
designed to correct astigmatism, and help you regain quality vision. The
STAAR Toric IOL is the only toric lens made from silicone, a stable, non-toxic
and flexible material the human eye comfortably welcomes. Studies show
this silicone lens provides greater optical performance and higher quality
vision than acrylic lenses, with fewer "aberrations" - distortions
in vision that lead to blurring, glare or halos.
What would you do if you had QUALITY distance vision without the hassle
of corrective eyewear?
- Enjoying the outdoors?
- Respond more spontaneously to life's opportunities?
See your best…Be your best
You may leave your glasses and contacts behind and recapture QUALITY distance
vision in only one step with AcrySof® Toric lens. What would it be
like to say goodbye to both cataracts and astigmatism at the same time?
Imagine being able to see at a distance without relying on eyeglasses
or contact lenses finally enjoy quality distance vision without glasses
or contact lenses.
You are reading this with the only two eyes you will ever have. For that
reason, vision correction decisions are among the most important you will
ever make. Now, revolutionary new technology makes it possible for our
eye surgeon to perform a single outpatient procedure in which the clouded
cataract lens is exchanged for an artificial lens designed to correct
astigmatism as well. You may be able to break free from eyeglasses or
contact lenses for distance vision in just one step, without the need
for additional eye surgical procedures.