Cataracts & Astigmatism? Quality Distance Vision in Just One Step!
What would you do if you had QUALITY distance vision without the hassle of corrective eyewear?
- Travel and Sightseeing?
- Sports & Hobbies?
- Respond more spontaneously to life’s opportunities?
SEE your best... BE your best with the newest technology in lens implants, the Acrysof Toric® lens by Alcon.
The Acrysof Toric® lens has been uniquely designed to improve distance vision. A person who has both a cataract and corneal astigmatism may not regain high quality distance vision after surgery to remove the cataract unless the astigmatism is corrected. What would it be like to see at a distance without relying on eyeglasses or contact lenses? What if you could recapture the quality distance vision you need to live life on your terms?
What is the Acrysof Toric® Intraocular Lens (IOL)?
The Acrysof Toric® lens is a foldable, single-piece lens that an 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. The Acrysof Toric® lens provides QUALITY distance vision, independent of eyeglasses and contact lenses. The Acrysof Toric® is made of the same biocompatible lens material already successfully implanted in more than 25 million eyes since 1991.
Acrysof Toric® lens: A better option for QUALITY distance vision:
Surgery to treat cataracts is an outpatient procedure where an eye surgeon removes the clouded natural lens and replaces it with an artificial lens. Traditionally, the surgeon implants a monofocal artificial lens, commonly called an 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.
If freedom from eyeglasses for distance vision is important to you, you now have a better option. The unique design of the Acrysof Toric® lens provides significantly improved distance vision and may reduce the need for corrective lenses.
Costs of the Acrysof Toric®:
Medicare has recently decided to allow cataract patients the option of choosing a new technology lens implant, like the Toric®. They pay the standard cataract surgery fees associated with the older design of single-vision implants, called monofocal lenses. You pay us for any additional pre-operative testing and post-operative care for the Toric® lens. Also, you pay Oconee Memorial Hospital (OMH) for the cost of the Toric®lens itself. Please note that these fees are in addition to any deductible, co-insurance and co-payments you might have for the actual cataract procedure. For more information on the additional costs for the new Acrysof Toric®, we would be happy to discuss these with you after your consultation with the doctor. First, our doctors will determine if you are a suitable candidate for the Acrysof Toric® lens or one of the other new technology lenses including the Acrysof ReSTOR® lens.