If you are having cataract surgery, your cataract surgeon will replace your clouded lens with a clear artificial lens. There are several different types of premium intraocular lenses:
Aspheric Lens Implants
Specifically designed to reduce the visual disturbances caused by the optical aberrations found in ordinary lens implants, aspheric lens implants reduce the tendency to see “glare”. Aspheric lens implants are primarily used to correct distance vision and reading glasses will still be needed following cataract surgery.
Toric Lens Implants
As discussed in a previous article, toric lens implants are a type of intraocular lens implant that provide a safe and predictable alternative to reduce or eliminate refractive astigmatism following cataract surgery.
Near Vision Presbyopia Correcting Multifocal Lens Implants
Near vision presbyopia correction premium intraocular lenses may result in excellent vision at both distance, intermediate, and near and may entirely eliminate the need for glasses. Types of presbyopia correcting multifocal lens implants include:
Multifocal IOLs and accommodating IOLS are the two main types of presbyopia-correction intraocular lenses. The advantage of either of these premium intraocular lenses or lens implants as an option over monofocal IOLs is that they enable clearer vision at multiple distances by expanding the focal range.
Presbyopia-correction IOLs are more expensive than monofocal lens implants because the surgical procedure requires extra surgeon skill and they cost more to develop and produce.
When choosing a cataract surgeon, you need to make sure your surgeon has experience with the type of intraocular lens you choose for the procedure.
If you are considering any premium intraocular lens implants or multifocal IOL implants, you will need to discuss and finalize that decision with your cataract surgeon or ophthalmologist prior to cataract surgery. At Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute, we have a team of ophthalmologists experienced with the latest techniques available in cataract surgery.
Make an appointment with us today to discuss your options (954) 741-5555