An astigmatism is an extremely common problem in patients that wear glasses. It is due to an imperfect shape of the cornea. This is the clear part of the front of the eye that is shaped more like a football than a perfectly round basketball. The glasses help to correct the astigmatism but when the glasses are not worn the vision again is blurry. When patients with an astigmatism develop cataracts they now have an option to remove the cataract and replace it with a clear lens and correct the astigmatism at the same time. These lens implants are referred to as toric lenses. They can help patients alleviate the need for glasses at distance. Because these lenses are a monofocal lens patients may still need to wear reading glasses for close vision. Premier Eye Physicians offers the latest lens technology to correct your astigmatism.