It all comes down to finding the best set of lenses to address your specific needs.
They might even recommend mixing two different multifocal lenses or two different types of intraocular lenses.
These lenses are usually used to restore distance vision.
Your cataract surgeon will work with you to determine if your type of astigmatism can be helped by a toric IOL.
The benefits of a toric IOL are similar to that of a monofocal lens: Since they are monofocal they either allow better distance or reading vision, but not both.
There are also a number of pre-existing conditions that can effect which lens is right for you.
Patients with glaucoma, macular degeneration, corneal disease, or other conditions will need a specific type of lens.