A: Saskatchewan’s Medical Services Branch (MSB) does not cover RLE implants but they are available for private purchase. These include:
- A toric implant besides reducing spherical aberration and enhancing the quality of vision, also reduces astigmatism, making it the best choice for higher degree astigmatism patients. Astigmatism correction is actually built directly into a toric implant and then rotated to a specific orientation in the eye.
- A multifocal implant can improve both distance and near vision without glasses. This type of implant may cause glare and/or halos but these symptoms tend to diminish with time.