Toric Lens Implants (IOL) for Astigmatism in Portland, Maine

By Jordan Sterrer, M.D.

Astigmatism Correcting Toric Lens Implants (IOL), are a type of lens implant that can correct astigmatism. Astigmatism is an optical aberration that is caused by the cornea being shaped more like a football, than spherical like a basketball. For cataract patients who have astigmatism and who do not wish to wear eyeglasses to see clearly at a distance, choosing a toric lens implant for astigmatism may help them to be independent of glasses for tasks such as driving that require clear distance vision. Ordinary toric lens implants do not correct presbyopia, and thus even with toric lens implants for astigmatism after cataract surgery most patients still require reading glasses or bifocals to be able to comfortably perform near vision tasks such as reading and intermediate vision tasks such as computer work.

If you, a family member or friend, wish to learn more about toric lens implants for astigmatism or schedule an eye exam for cataract surgery please call Eyecare Medical Group at 207-828-2020.

Eyecare Medical Group is conveniently located for patients seeking toric lens implants for astigmatism and is conveniently located for Maine cataract patients from Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Berwick, Biddeford, Bridgton, Brunswick, Cape Neddick, Casco Bay, Cumberland Center, Eliot, Freeport, Gardiner, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Lewiston, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Sanford, Scarborough, South Portland, Springvale, Topsham, Waterville, Westbrook, Winslow, Wiscasset, Yarmouth, Portland, Skowhegan and York Maine.

Eyecare Medical Group in Portland, Maine is conveniently located for patients with Cataracts interested in
Cataract Surgery & Lens Implants (IOL), LASIK, Diabetic Eye Problems, Macular Degeneration (AMD), Glaucoma,
Diseases and Surgery of the Retina & Cornea including Retinal Detachment & Cornea Transplants.