Experience Visual Precision With Toric Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) at the Eye Center of New York

Toric IOLs in New York City provide a premium solution for cataract patients with astigmatism in New York, the tri-state area, and beyond. Learn more about toric IOLs and how customizing your IOL choice sets the stage for a life with clear, sharp vision.

What are Toric Intraocular Lenses (IOL)?

Toric IOLs are IOLs that address not only the clouding effects of cataracts but also the visual distortions caused by astigmatism. Astigmatism, a common refractive error, occurs when the cornea has an optically oval shape, leading to blurred or distorted vision. Toric IOLs, unlike traditional monofocal (spherical) lenses, are astigmatism-correcting lenses that bring clarity to your vision. All the IOL types come in toric versions. There are monofocal toric IOLs, extended-depth-of-focus (EDOF) toric IOLs, and multifocal toric IOLs. Dr. Raviv will select the customized lens that’s right for your eye and your visual needs.

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What can Toric IOLs Treat?

Toric IOLs in NYC serve as a versatile solution, effectively treating:

  • Astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery
  • Blurred or distorted vision due to corneal steepness and optical ovalness
  • Cataracts after PRK, LASIK, or RK
  • Cataracts in Keratoconus

More than 50% of patients benefit from a toric IOL as astigmatism is a common condition that must be minimized for clear vision. 

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What are the Benefits of Toric IOLs?

When you embark on receiving toric IOLs at Eye Center of New York, you unlock the following benefits:

Astigmatism Correction:

The primary benefit of toric IOLs is their ability to correct astigmatism during cataract surgery, providing patients with sharper and more precise vision.

Reduced Dependence on Glasses:

By addressing astigmatism, toric IOLs minimize the need for glasses or contact lenses, offering patients enhanced visual freedom in their daily activities.

Comprehensive Vision Improvement:

Beyond cataract removal, toric IOLs contribute to an overall improvement in vision quality, ensuring patients can enjoy a fuller range of visual experiences.

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Who is a Candidate for Toric IOL?

Toric IOLs are tailored for individuals with astigmatism and cataracts. Dr. Raviv will assess the extent of astigmatism and discuss the potential benefits of toric IOLs.

The Procedure: What to Expect

Learn what to expect from your toric IOL journey:

Preoperative Assessment:

Thorough evaluation determines the suitability of toric IOLs. Precise measurements of astigmatism guide the selection of the appropriate toric lens power for optimal correction.

Cataract Removal (or lens replacement in RLE):

After removing the cloudy or dysfunctional natural lens through micro-incisions, the eye is prepared for IOL insertion.

Toric IOL Implantation:

The toric IOL, customized to address the specific astigmatism of each eye, is delicately inserted through the same micro-incision, and oriented to treat the pre-existing astigmatism. Accurate placement within the eye is crucial for optimized astigmatism correction.

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Recovery from Toric IOL Surgery

Following the procedure, patients experience a swift recovery, thanks to the minimally invasive nature of laser cataract surgery with toric IOL.

  • Postoperative care: Adhere to prescribed eye drops and follow postoperative care guidelines for optimal healing.
  • Gradual visual improvement: Witness a gradual enhancement in clarity, with full benefits unfolding over hours or days.
  • Minimal discomfort: Encounter minimal discomfort, with any irritation resolving as your eyes adjust to the new vision.
  • Prompt return to activities: Resume normal activities as soon as the next day, contributing to a seamless reintegration into your routine.
  • Follow-up appointments: Attend scheduled follow-ups to monitor healing, address concerns, and ensure progress toward optimal outcomes.
  • Long-term: We like to say the IOLs are good for 100 years. Cataracts don’t come back. We expect your IOL to provide clear optics for a lifetime.

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    Why Choose Eye Center of New York for Toric IOL?

    At Eye Center of New York, our commitment to precision and patient-centric care sets us apart. Helmed by leading cataract surgeon Dr. Raviv and featuring state-of-the-art technology, we’re a leading destination for toric IOL procedures.

    Embark on your journey to clear, astigmatism-free vision at Eye Center of New York, where toric IOLs pave the way for a life without visual limitations. Schedule a consultation and discover the clarity you deserve with toric IOLs at Eye Center of New York.

    Toric IOL FAQ

    How long is the recovery after toric IOL surgery?

    Will I need glasses after toric IOL surgery?

    Is toric IOL surgery suitable for everyone?

    Is astigmatism correction permanent with toric IOL?

    Does insurance cover toric IOL surgery?

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    How long is the recovery after toric IOL surgery?

    Most patients experience a quick recovery, with normal activities resuming within a short period.

    Will I need glasses after toric IOL surgery?

    The goal of toric IOLs is to minimize dependence on glasses, especially for distance and astigmatism correction.

    Is toric IOL surgery suitable for everyone?

    Toric IOLs are specifically designed for individuals with astigmatism and cataracts. A thorough evaluation determines candidacy.

    Is astigmatism correction permanent with toric IOL?

    Yes, toric IOLs provide a long-term solution for astigmatism correction, contributing to lasting visual clarity.

    Does insurance cover toric IOL surgery?

    Coverage varies, and our team assists in navigating insurance details to ensure a seamless process for our patients.

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