Toric Lens Implants in Nashville, TN
Cataract patients who have astigmatism need a unique solution for vision correction. Toric lens implants are one of the latest innovations for these patients. Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, of Vision for Life offers toric lens implants for the residents of Nashville, Galatin, Old Hickory and the surrounding communities of Tennessee.
What are Toric Lens Implants?
Standard implants help cataract patients in some ways, but the technology does not work well for correcting distance vision. Cataract patients often have to continue to wear glasses to see objects far away. Astigmatism presents another challenge when treating cataracts. The condition describes a blur that occurs naturally due to the shape of the cornea. In patients without astigmatism, the cornea is perfectly round, but people who have a more oblong cornea are diagnosed with astigmatism. Fortunately, cataracts and astigmatism can be corrected by using toric lens implants. Patients not only achieve clearer vision due to the treatment of the cataracts but also experience greater distance vision than they ever have without eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Benefits of Toric Lens Implants
Toric lens implants:
- Simultaneously correct cataracts and astigmatism
- Restore clear vision
- Improve distance vision that is affected by astigmatism
- Are a more customized permanent lens solution
What Should I Expect from Toric Lens Implants?
The procedure for toric lens implants begins by mapping the shape of your cornea by using a technique known as “corneal topography.” This gives Dr. Horn a three-dimensional image of your cornea. He uses the data to determine the degree and nature of the correction that is needed specifically for your astigmatism. That correction is then considered when the lens implant is designed to treat your cataracts. Dr. Horn’s experience with toric lens implants ensures that the lens is properly designed and placed on your eye to optimize the results. In severe cases of astigmatism, the condition may not be entirely eliminated, but you will have a significant improvement in vision. You may still need eyeglasses. However, much the prescription will be reduced. Toric lens implants do not produce halos around lights, glare and unwanted side effects.
Are Toric Lens Implants Right for Me?
If you have cataracts and astigmatism, toric lens implants may be right for you. Dr. Horn will explain the anticipated results of the procedure during the consultation.
How Much Do Toric Lens Implants Cost in Nashville?
Toric lenses may be more expensive than standard lens implants. The cost of your toric lens implants may not be covered by your vision and medical insurance. We accept cash, check and major credit cards, including Visa®, MasterCard® and American Express®, for your out-of-pocket costs, such as a co-payment, deductible and co-insurance, and any other remaining balance. Financing is available through Alphaeon™ Credit and CareCredit®.
At Vision for Life, our ophthalmologist, Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, offers toric lens implants for the residents of Nashville, Clarksville, Forest Hills and the surrounding communities of Tennessee. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today!