Cataract Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)

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Cataract surgery can transform your life by having a major impact on your vision. Our superior surgical outcomes are largely due to our experienced cataract surgeons and pre-operative testing. During the in-depth evaluation for cataract surgery, there will be several tests performed and measurements taken to perfectly select the best Intraocular Lens (IOL) for you. An IOL is a clear artificial lens that replaces the clouded cataract and helps focus light on the back of your eye. Depending on your vision preference and lifestyle, there are several different lens options available to choose from.

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Monofocal IOL

A Monofocal IOL is the lens used in a traditional cataract surgery. This lens provides clear vision at a single point of focus and is covered by most medical insurances. This lens is most often used with distance vision, for activities such as driving or watching a baseball game. You should expect to wear glasses for any reading or up-close activities. Depending on your preference you can also select to have this IOL used for near vision.

Monovision or Blended Vision is another option in which the dominant eye set with a distance-vision IOL and the non-dominant eye is set with a near-vision IOL. The brain can adapt to seeing clear vision at both distances through a process called neuro-adaptation, helping reduce your dependence on corrective lenses. Good candidates for this option have generally been through a monovision contact trial with their primary eye care physician.

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Multifocal IOL

A multifocal IOL can offer multiple points of focus after cataract surgery, similar to bifocal/progressive glasses and multifocal contact lenses. The primary goal of a multifocal lens is to accommodate your active lifestyle without glasses or contacts. Popular multifocal lenses such as ReSTOR and Tecnis can provide advanced image quality regardless of lighting conditions and pupil size. Glares and halos around lights are sometimes reported when driving at night, but can diminish over time as your brain adapts to the new lens implant. Previous eye surgery can often determine whether you would be a good candidate for a multifocal IOL.

Trifocal IOL

Announcing the arrival of the the PanOptix Trifocal IOL, the newest premium cataract replacement lens. The PanOptix IOL is the first FDA approved trifocal lens in the United States. This trifocal IOL offers crystal clear vision at 3 focal points: near, intermediate and distance. The PanOptix IOL performs well in all lighting conditions and allows you to see effortlessly without blurry zones. Colors appear brighter and more vivid, all while reducing your dependence on glasses.

PanOptix IOL: Complete Vision

  • See Far Away (drive a car, spot a familiar face, watch TV)
  • See at Arm’s Length (use a computer, read a menu, see the mirror)
  • See Up Close (read a book, use a cell phone, take up crafts)

Toric IOL

A Toric IOL is used to correct astigmatism due to an irregular shaped cornea, as well as nearsightedness or farsightedness. Like toric soft contact lenses, toric IOLs can correct astigmatism because they have different powers in different meridians of the lens. Because of how a toric IOL works, it must be properly aligned in the eye to provide the best visual outcome.

The monofocal, multifocal and trifocal IOL all have a toric option available. Depending on your vision preference and astigmatism amount, we are able to accurately place the best lens for you.

Are you ready to find out if you are a good candidate for cataract surgery? We are known for our superior clinical experience and surgical outcomes. Call today to schedule a comprehensive cataract evaluation with one of our specialists!