The STAAR Toric IOL is a toric lens we offer to cataract patients from Fort Worth to Dallas, proven effective for correcting astigmatism. Since it was FDA-approved in 1998, this lens has undergone several improvements. Like all of our Premium Smart Lenses, we use the latest and most advanced STAAR Toric lens available.
What is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism occurs when the cornea, or lens of the eye has an irregular or oblong shape, causing blurred vision at any distance. This is a very common, often treatable condition, mostly associated with the cornea, and can affect younger and older patients alike.
The STAAR Toric Lens
The STAAR Toric lens is designed for people with regular, pre-existing astigmatism. It treats both the cataract and astigmatism. It is the only lens made from non-toxic silicone – providing a more flexible, natural fit within the eye. Dr. Labor skillfully implants this lens during the cataract procedure after the clouded cataract lens has been removed.
Once the surgery is complete, our patient’s clear vision is restored. In most cases, patients experience better vision than when they were young! The STAAR Toric lens is designed to further improve results, minimizing glare or halos, and reducing dependency on glasses and bifocals.
Is the STAAR Toric right for you? Phillips Kirk Labor, MD is experienced at implanting this advanced lens. He, or any of our doctors, can help you make the right choice. To make an appointment or learn more, call our Grapevine office at 817-410-2030 conveniently located to Dallas/Fort Worth.