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Astigmatism is a fairly common vision issue, with those who deal with it experiencing blurred or clouded vision. This is most often caused by a misshapen cornea, but the good news is that the treatment for this frustrating condition is relatively straightforward. At the Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology, we offer a number of treatment options that can help correct vision issues like astigmatism with the use of toric intraocular lenses (also known as IOLs), which replace your eye’s clouded lenses and restore your vision, so you can see clearly and once again enjoy a full quality of life. Reach out and set-up an in-person consultation to learn more about toric intraocular lenses, and whether they’re the right solution for you.

What is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism, like nearsightedness or farsightedness, is a refractive error, meaning it is not an eye disease or eye health problem. Rather, it’s caused by a misshapen cornea that prevents your eye from focusing light properly. This can be corrected by spectacle lenses, contact lenses, or Intraocular Lenses (IOLs). Astigmatism is caused by an imperfection in the curvature of the cornea or in the shape of the eye’s lens.

Normally, the cornea and lens are smooth and curved equally in all directions, helping to focus light rays sharply onto the retina at the back of your eye. If your cornea or lens isn’t smooth and evenly curved, light rays aren’t focused properly.

Astigmatism symptoms may include:

  • Blurry vision or areas of distorted vision
  • Eyestrain
  • Headaches
  • Squinting to try to see clearly
  • Eye discomfort

Learn more about Astigmatism at Get Eye Smart.

Astigmatism Correction with Toric IOLs

Toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) are specially-designed to provide cataract treatment and astigmatism correction in a single procedure, without requiring the need for eyeglasses or contacts in the future. Featuring exceptional rotational stability and the greatest correction range available, more patients than ever can attain crisp, clear distance vision with reduced dependence on glasses with the Toric IOLs.

Toric IOLs offer the greatest range available to correct astigmatism. This means most patients diagnosed with astigmatism can attain crisp, clear distance vision with reduced dependence on eyeglasses.

If you think you might be dealing with astigmatism, reach out and set up an appointment at our Beverly Hills or Torrance, CA locations. We offer a number of eye care services, including comprehensive eye exams that can help you not only determine what eyesight issues you might be dealing with, but can help us build a treatment plan to effectively restore your vision as well. Reach out and learn what our toric intraocular lenses can do for you today.

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