What are Toric Lenses?
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Toric lenses are intraocular lenses that are placed at the time of cataract surgery that also correct for astigmatism. Astigmatism is when the front surface of the eye, or the cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball, caused light rays to be defocused. Astigmatism can be corrected with contact lenses, glasses, laser surgery, or during cataract surgery. During cataract surgery, the toric lens allows us to correct the astigmatism at the most effective focal point of the eye and allows the light to be perfectly focused on the retina.