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Many patients have suffered with astigmatism their whole life. They have been told they could not wear contacts, or needed to buy expensive lenses for their glasses. And they were told there was nothing that could be done to correct this problem. That is no longer the case.

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Astigmatism is an optical defect in your visual system, such that the focusing power of your eye is not symmetrical and the same in all meridians. This causes a constant blurring of the visual image your brain is seeing. Astigmatism can exist separately or be combined with near-sighted or far-sightedness.

ToricDr. Witlin has been successfully using the Alcon Toric Lens Implant to help his patients to permanently get rid of their astigmatism and enjoy clearer uncorrected vision than they have ever experienced. Based upon the excellent results he has been achieving and the high level of patient satisfaction, he is recommending this type of implant to many of his astigmatic cataract patients.

The Toric Lens Implant is used in place of a conventional lens implant at the time of cataract surgery. Patients with this implant can usually see clearly for distance activities such as TV or golf, without the need for glasses or contacts. There are minimal side-effects to using this lens implant in selected patients. The risks are essentially the same as using a conventional implant, without any increased chance of glare or halos. There is an increased cost for these lenses that is paid by the patient and not by their health insurance.