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March 17, 2011 14:58 ET

Leading New York Ophthalmologists Drs. Glen Weiss and Robert Chen of Rockland Eye Physicians Use Alcon's AcrySof IQ TORIC IOL for Patients With Cataracts and Astigmatism

GARNERVILLE, NY--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) - Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons, a comprehensive ophthalmology service provider serving patients in the New York Metropolitan Area, is excited to announce its use of the AcrySof IQ TORIC Intra-Ocular Lens (IOL) that restores vision for people who suffer from cataracts and astigmatism. Additionally, the lens provides superior stability and versatility for people leading active outdoor lifestyles. "It gives us great pleasure to continually raise the technological bar in ways that improve our patients' quality of life," said Drs. Glen Weiss and Robert Chen of the practice. This product adds to an already extensive list of premium ophthalmic services and implant options that Rockland Eye offers to its patients. 

"As its name suggests, the TORIC IOL is a customized lens capable of properly correcting the abnormal warping of vision associated with the presence of an astigmatism or cataract," explained Dr. Chen. "The lens is also shaped aspherically, reducing the spherical aberrations commonly seen in standard lens implants. This translates into superior clarity of vision for the patient. To date, nearly all people who have had the AcrySof IQ TORIC IOL implanted enjoy uncorrected vision well enough to drive. Since the lens is a spectacle independent solution, it will help patients return to their outdoor activities with peace of mind and enjoyment." 

Dr. Weiss advises that patients with cataracts and astigmatism can benefit from the product because of the lens's ability to provide great stability and visual clarity at long distances. "Patients who enjoy outdoor sporting activities such as swimming, skiing or golfing will be able to do such things with greater enjoyment. Some other TORIC IOLs have a tendency to rotate in the eye, reducing vision over time. This is common especially in people who lead active lifestyles. However, the AcrySof IQ TORIC IOL solves that issue with Alcon's patented STABLEFORCE haptics working in concert with its unique AcrySof lens material."

About Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons

The practice has been serving the New York Metropolitan Area, in particular Westchester, Rockland, and Orange Counties, for over 40 years with offices in both Bardonia and Garnerville. Rockland Eye provides a wide range of general ophthalmic services and treatments for people of all ages including contact lenses, glaucoma screening and treatment, ReSTOR multifocal IOL, LASIK/refractive surgery, digital retina imaging, no-stitch cataract surgery, and strabismus treatment and other surgical procedures. More information about the practice can be found on its website,

About Alcon and the AcrySof IQ TORIC IOL

Developed by the Switzerland based Alcon Inc., the AcrySof IQ TORIC IOL has been designated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a New Technology Intra-Ocular Lens (NTIOL) due to its aspherical construction. Alcon has been developing cutting edge vision care products in 75 different countries since 1945. Visit for more information on all of Alcon's latest advancements in consumer, pharmaceutical and surgical vision care. 

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