During cataract surgery, your surgeon will replace the cloudy natural lens of your eye (cataract) with an artificial intraocular lens or IOL. Up until recently, nearly everyone who had cataract surgery was fitted with the same basic type of IOL. Recent innovations have led to the development of a variety of IOL designs, each with their own unique features. You and your doctor will work together to decide which IOL best fits your needs and lifestyle. These lens options will be discussed with you in detail during your cataract evaluation.

By combining excellent patient education along with excellent service, our patients at Ophthalmic Physicians, Inc. are empowered to participate in a decision that will last a lifetime.

Multifocal IOL

A Multifocal IOL can improve vision in a range of distances providing for distance, intermediate, and near vision and are the best opportunity for independence from glasses.

Multifocal lenses address the issue of presbyopia, a natural, age-related visual condition that happens to everyone near the age of 40 and after that makes it difficult to see up close. With presbyopia, the lens of the eye becomes less elastic and loses its ability to change focus to see objects at various distances, particularly at near. Bifocals, lined or progressive, or reading glasses, are usually necessary to help presbyopic patients see clearly at near distances.

Although cataracts and Presbyopia are separate vision issues, today’s technology enables us to correct both problems at once during cataract surgery using a Multifocal IOL.

Toric IOL

The Toric IOL uses the most trusted platform for precise astigmatism correction so that patients have the potential for clear, sharp distance vision, often with significantly reduced dependence on glasses, and enhanced image quality and detail as well.

Toric IOLs address the issue of astigmatism which is a common type of refractive error that occurs when the cornea of the eye is shaped more like a football rather than being spherical like a basketball. This causes images to be out of focus and fine detail is lost.

Although cataracts and astigmatism are separate vision issues, today’s technology enables us to correct both problems at once during cataract surgery using a Toric Intraocular Lens (IOL). Most patients who choose a Toric IOL only need glasses or contacts for up close activities.

Standard IOL

Typically covered by insurance or Medicare, these trusted lenses provide clear distance vision. However, you will likely still need glasses for reading – and possibly for distance vision, particularly if you already have pre-existing astigmatism.

Monovision

Monovision is the vision correction practice of setting distance vision in one eye and near vision in the other eye for those who are affected by presbyopia. Presbyopia occurs when, as a natural part of the aging process, the eye loses its ability to focus on near objects and read small print. Presbyopia often results in the need for glasses to correct these vision changes to see close up. The main benefit of monovision is that it allows you to see clearly at both distance and near without the use of glasses.

Monovision can be achieved with cataract surgery where an intraocular lens is implanted in one eye that is focused for near while implanting a distance-focused lens in the other eye.

Most people who try monovision adapt to it well, however about 10-15% of people cannot adapt. Reasons for not non-adaptation include feeling off-balance, headaches, eyestrain, and a mild loss of depth perception. Although monovision does not work for everyone, it is a viable option for those with presbyopia to achieve good, functional vision at distance and near without glasses.

Comparison Chart of IOLs

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