Patients who have been diagnosed with astigmatism may find themselves wearing contacts or eyeglasses to correct their vision. This condition is caused by a more oblong shape to the eyeball instead of a traditional spherical or rounded appearance. Astigmatism can cause one’s vision to become distorted, and was once only improved with corrective lenses. However, thanks to continued advancements in vision health and medicine, Dr. Brian Groat and his team at Cape Fear Cataract and Cornea can provide lifestyle lenses to correct astigmatism and, in many cases, eliminate the dependence on corrective lenses.
How do lifestyle lenses work?
lifestyle lenses are essentially lens implants that re placed into the eyes to correct the astigmatism. These toric lenses have a unique design that addresses the problems associated with astigmatism and improve distance vision. Most patients find that after the placement of lifestyle lenses for astigmatism, they can see clearer and can avoid the use of corrective lenses. It is important for patients to note that they may still need to wear reading glasses for more detailed and up-close activities, though their distance vision is dramatically improved and all-day corrective lenses are often avoided entirely.
How is the lifestyle lens placed?
Lifestyle lenses for astigmatism are placed during a minimally-invasive eye surgery performed with the team at Cape Fear Cataract and Cornea. Dr. Brian Groat and his team educate patients on the process of the surgery so they can better understand what to expect during and after their procedure. In most cases, patients can return to work and daily activities within a few days after their procedure, and most report the reduced or eliminated need for corrective lenses due to their condition.
Contact our team today to learn more about lifestyle lenses
Astigmatism is a common condition that can impact one’s vision. If you are looking for a more permanent way to address your condition and improve your dependence on eyeglasses or contacts, we encourage you to book an appointment at Cape Fear Cataract and Cornea to discuss the benefits of lifestyle lenses for astigmatism. Call (910) 769-4590 today to book an appointment at 1915 South 17th Street, Ste. 191 in Wilmington, NC.