In modern cataract surgery, everyone gets a lens implant during surgery. Not that many years ago, every patient got the same style implant. That style implant, which is still used today, is called a monofocal lens. It corrects a patient’s vision for either distance or near, but never both. It also never can correct astigmatism so patients usually are left dependent on glasses post surgery. Now a days, we have additional lens options to choose from. One of my favorite lens to use is called a toric lens. It can correct astigmatism at the time of surgery and is a great option for patients that have suffered with large amounts of astigmatism. Over the years, I have been really impressed with the results we have gotten with toric lenses. Many of our patients see 20/20 without glasses from a toric lens. This simply would not be possible in past with a standard monofocal lens implant. In my next blog, I will discuss another style of lens implant called a multifocal lens.