The Acysof Toric lens implant is a specially designed intraocular lens implant that is used to reduce or eliminate astigmatism during cataract surgery. Astigmatism refers to corneal curvature that is elongated or flatter in one axis, and shortened or steeper in the opposite axis. This causes distortion and blurring of images. With presice measurements and marking of the eye prior to cataract surgery, this lens can be implanted and carefully positioned inside the eye to correct pre-existing astigmatism and improve visual outcomes. Many patients who choose this technology for their cataract surgery find they don’t need to wear distance glasses after surgery. This lens also incorporates advanced “blue-blocker” technology for improved retina protection, and “wavefront-guided, aspheric” technology that improves contrast sensitivity and overall visual quality.