Toric IOLs correct for the astigmatism at the same time as they replace a natural lens that has become clouded by a cataract. We use the AcrySof Toric lens, which is a single-piece lens uniquely designed to reduce or eliminate corneal astigmatism and appreciably improve distance vision.What is the difference between Acuvue 2 and Oasys?
One of the biggest differences between Acuvue 2 and Oasys is the length of time that the user can wear them. Acuvue 2 is worn daily for two weeks and taken out at the end of each day. Oasys can be worn either two weeks daily or one to two weeks of daily wear with up to six consecutive nights without being taken out.Are toric contact lenses expensive?
Toric contact lenses are more expensive than standard soft contacts. Depending on the distributor, you may pay as much as 35 percent more for these lenses. Your vision insurance may cover some of this cost, but you will likely end up paying more out of pocket than you would for a pair of prescription glasses.What does toric contact lenses mean?
The term "toric contact lenses" usually is used to describe specially designed soft contact lenses that correct astigmatism. Most toric contacts for astigmatism are indeed soft lenses — made either of a conventional hydrogel material or a highly breathable silicone hydrogel.