LASIK eye surgery is an astigmatism correction option for many people. However, there are limits to the severity of astigmatism that LASIK may be able to address. If you are not a good candidate for LASIK, there is still hope for vision correction without glasses or contacts.Refractive lens replacement with toric lenses may be the vision correction option best suited for you.
What Are Toric Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)?
Toric IOLs are synthetic lenses that have different powers of correction at different meridians. When lined up with the asymmetrical meridians in your eye, they correct refractive errors caused by the oblong shape of the cornea.
Considerations for Toric Lens Replacement
There are a number of factors that may affect toric lens vision correction outcomes that should be considered. Of utmost importance is who is doing the procedure. When implanting toric lenses, the IOL must be placed precisely in line with your natural lenses’ meridians to achieve the desired results. If the lenses are rotated or misaligned, the IOLs could actually enhance the vision problem. You need an eye surgeon who has the skill and experience to offer precise IOL implantation.
Dr. David Bernitsky has the expertise you need. Dr. Bernitsky has been performing laser and laser-assisted corrective eye surgery since 1985. He has performed more than 20,000 LASIK procedures as well as many LASIK-alternative procedures, including cataract removal surgeries and refractive lens replacements.
Are Toric IOLs Right for Me?
Dr. Bernitsky will help you determine if toric IOLs are the best vision correction option for your astigmatism. He will help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of all procedures for which you are a good candidate, and he will help you prepare for surgery so that you may experience the best possible results.
Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation to learn more about toric intraocular lenses and laser-assisted vision correction surgery.
To schedule a FREE vision correction consultation with Dr. Bernitsky, call 505-323-0800 or contact us online today.
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